Apple TV+ Lands Multiple 2022 NAACP Image Award Nominations

Apple on Tuesday announced that the company’s Apple TV+ streaming platform has scored a total of nine nominations for the 53rd Annual NAACP Image Awards across five Apple Original films and three series.

The nominations include big-ticket categories like Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for Denzel Washington and Mahershala Ali in Apple Original films The Tragedy of Macbeth and Swan Song, respectively, and Outstanding Independent Motion Picture for CODA.

Take a look at all of this year’s Apple TV+ nominations for the Annual NAACP Image Awards below:

Independent Motion Picture


Documentary (Television)

1971: The Year That Music Changed Everything

Short-Form (Animated)


Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Mahershala Ali, Swan Song

Actress in a Drama Series

Octavia Spencer, Truth Be Told

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Alfre Woodard, See

Writing in a Comedy Series

Ashley Nicole Black, Ted Lasso – “Do the Right-est Thing”

Leann Bowen, Ted Lasso – “Lavender”

The winners will be announced during the 53rd NAACP Image Awards broadcast on BET on Saturday, February 26, 2022.

Last year, the Apple Original film The Banker scored the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture.

The NAACP Image Awards are seen as a beacon of multicultural celebration of the arts, designed to showcase outstanding achievements and performances from people of colour in the field, as well as those who promote social justice through their creative work.

“Since the launch of Apple TV+ in 2019, Apple’s series and films have earned a total of 199 wins and 853 nominations, including recent recognition from the SAG Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Writers Guild Awards as well as past Academy Awards, Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards, and more,” said Apple.