Civic Auditorium

56th NAACP Image Awards to Air Live From Pasadena

  • Saturday, Feb 22nd, 2025

The 56th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast live on BET from the Civic Auditorium. The Awards, honoring excellence in entertainment and literature of color, have a long-standing connection with Pasadena. Despite changing networks over the decades, Pasadena remains a consistent location for the live broadcasts.

The awards show honors outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts and entertainment.

The NAACP Image Awards attracts top celebrities each year, with past attendees and winners including Usher, Angela Bassett, Will Smith, Beyoncé, Viola Davis, Zendaya, Nicco Annan, Glynn Turman, Quinta Brunson, Amanda Gorman, Nia Long, Keith David, Jennifer Hudson, Stacey Abrams, Dwayne Wade & Gabrielle Union, Tems, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae, Janelle Monáe, Tracee Ellis Ross, Serena Williams, Kerry Washington, Method Man, Dominique Thorne, Tyler James Williams, and Kyla Pratt, among others. Award categories span motion picture, television, streaming, recording, literature, and podcasts.

Venue Information

  • Civic Auditorium
  • 300 E Green St.
    Pasadena, CA 91101

Event Information