Nikole Hannah-Jones, Will Smith Win NAACP Image Awards


The 53rd NAACP Image Awards, annually honoring the accomplishments of BIPOC artists across television, music, film and literature, have been announced in the Outstanding Literary Works category, with two Penguin Random House authors and their books among the winners.

Outstanding Literary Work – Nonfiction
THE 1619 PROJECT: A New Origin Story created by Nikole Hannah-Jones and The New York Times (One World)

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography
WILL by Will Smith (Penguin Press)

Our congratulations to Ms. Hannah-Jones and Mr. Smith, their editors and publishers.

More awards recipients will be revealed online during the run up to a live Image Awards ceremony that will air on Saturday, February 26, at 8:00 p.m. (ET) on BET.

Posted: February 24, 2022