NAACP Picture Awards Open with ‘Sensible Outdated Grandpa’ Biden and ‘Hip Auntie’ Harris


BET aired the 52nd Annual NAACP Picture Awards on Saturday night time and the present was simulcast on fellow ViacomCBS retailers BET Her, Comedy Central, Brand, MTV, MTV2, Paramount, Pop, Smithsonian, TV Land, VH1, BET Pluto, CMT. For the primary time, it additionally aired on CBS. Paradoxically, the award present that celebrates the work and accomplishments of black folks was opened by an outdated white man and a biracial lady – President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.

The opening by Biden and Harris was really cringeworthy. The primary sentence out of Biden’s mouth was that he’s a lifetime member of the NAACP. He then launched Harris who launched right into a boast of the accomplishments of the Biden administration.


Joe Biden: Good night, all people, it is an honor to be part of the particular night as a lifetime member of the NAACP. And to you Derek for the excellent management of this group, for greater than 100 years the NAACP has superior important movement in a central movement that everybody is created equal and goes to be handled equally. And it has for greater than 50 years, NAACP Awards assist us see precisely that. Black tradition is American tradition. Black historical past is American historical past. And black tales are important to the continued story of America. Tonight’s nominees, to all of you, thanks for additionally serving to us see what America will be. And I’m honored to introduce somebody who has executed simply that. Our Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris.

Kamala Harris: Thanks, Mr. President. The NAACP Picture Awards are about black excellence in movement photos and tv, music, and literature. And over the previous yr, we now have seen so many actors and artists excel not simply of their craft, however of their contributions to our group throughout this devastating pandemic. And the NAACP has led the best way all the best way preventing for justice, guaranteeing the well-being of black group, offering grants to black entrepreneurs and advocating for black college students. I thanks. As a nation, we’re at a serious turning level. We have now surpassed 100 million pictures in arms. We have now despatched out greater than 100 million checks, and we’re making historic investments in colleges, small companies, and black communities throughout the nation. And nonetheless, there’s a lot extra to be executed. So tonight, allow us to have fun, and tomorrow, let’s get again to work.

Biden and Harris: Welcome to the 52nd Annual NAACP Awards.

Blackish star Anthony Anderson served because the host as soon as once more. He described Biden and Harris as “Joe, the clever outdated grandpa” and Kamala as “the hip auntie” after he stated he “loves their dynamic”. Cringeworthy, like I stated. One other political reference by Anderson was when he confirmed his astonishment {that a} black man was elected to the U.S. Senate from Georgia – Democrat Senator Raphael Warnock. “Look, I’m not going to lie. Even I believed we did one thing shady,” he stated. Apparently, alleged voter fraud is humorous to him.

The inaugural Social Justice Influence Award was given to Stacey Abrams. Michelle Obama offered it to her, just about, as she did a rundown of Abrams’ life. Anthony Anderson launched Obama by calling her “our without end First Woman” and Obama stated Abrams is “a girl who evokes us all.” They managed to tip-toed round her election conspiracy theories and refusal to concede the 2018 governor’s race.

LeBron James received the President’s Award. NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson spoke of LeBron’s charity work and activism. He applauded him for “not simply shutting up and dribbling.” LeBron’s “More Than A Vote” voter initiative was highlighted. He stated it fights towards those that need to “take away our proper to be heard.” His work with college youngsters was additionally a spotlight of reward to him.

It’s placing that with the change of president, immediately award reveals are virtually downright boring. The screams and cursing from celebrities against the bad Orange Man and Republicans have vanished, now, as a substitute, the present occupants of the White Home are included and celebrated in the festivities. Award recipients follow thanking people who must be thanked and the present strikes alongside. The subsequent 4 years of award reveals will seemingly look nothing like the last four years.