TheGrio, Allen Media Group’s African American-focused platform, announced its second annual “Byron Allen Presents TheGrio Awards.”
This award show is dedicated to celebrating icons, leaders, and legends whose contributions have left an indelible mark on various aspects of society. This year’s honorees include names like Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington, Don Cheadle, and Kevin Hart.
The black-tie affair will be co-hosted by Sheryl Underwood (“The Talk” co-host) and comedian Roy Wood, Jr. It will air on CBS on Saturday, Nov 25, starting at 8 PM ET. You can also stream TheGrio Awards live on Paramount+.
The awards ceremony will honors the excellence of those in various fields such as film, music, comedy, television, sports, philanthropy, business, fashion, social justice, environmental justice, education, and culture.
The full list of honorees are:
Mariah Carey will receive the Music Icon Award
Don Cheadle will be honored with the Environmental Champion Icon Award
Misty Copeland will be celebrated with the Trailblazer Icon Award Dr. Kizzmekia S Corbett-Helaire is set to receive the Science Icon Award
Tamron Hall will be recognized with the Journalism Icon Award.
Kevin Hart will be presented with the Comedy Icon Award
Steve Harvey will receive the Television Icon Award
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be lauded as the Inspirational Icon. Eddie Murphy will be celebrated with the Icon Award
The Reverend Al Sharpton will receive the Justice Icon Award
Denzel Washington will be honored with the Film Icon Award.
The awards ceremony will also feature musical performances by artists like Boyz II Men, Jennifer Hudson, Coco Jones, Patti LaBelle, and Smokey Robinson. With Greg Phillinganes serving as the musical director for the evening.
TheGrio Awards were created to celebrate and amplify African American excellence and the champions from various communities who support this cause.
“I created theGrio Awards to celebrate and amplify African American excellence and the incredible champions from other communities who truly support us,” said Byron Allen, founder/chairman/CEO of Allen Media Group. “As a child, strong, positive African American icons such as Berry Gordy, Jr., Rosa Parks, Muhammad Ali and Martin Luther King, Jr. helped me see myself differently and changed the trajectory of my life. Celebrating and amplifying iconic individuals is something we can never do enough of, especially for our children.”