Alicia Keys, India.Arie to appear at the NAACP Awards

Singers Alicia Keys and India.Arie will appear at the 33rd NAACP Image Awards set for Feb. 23, 2002, at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles.

Chris Tucker will host the awards show with Steve Harvey, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jamie Foxx and Angela Bassett also scheduled to appear.

Founded more than thirty years ago during a meeting in the home of Sammy Davis Jr., the Awards honor projects and individuals of all races who help promote “positive images of people of color.”

There are 41 competitive categories in the fields of motion pictures, television, music and literature, and there are several special awards including the Image Award Hall of Fame and Entertainer of the Year.

This year, National Security Adviser Condoleeza Rice will receive the President’s Award and Little Richard will receive the Hall of Fame Award.

Ali, Baby Boy, Rush Hour 2, The Brothers and Training Day have been nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture.

The two-hour television special will air March 1 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. After airing in the Saturday Night Live time slot on NBC for eight years, the broadcast moved to Fox in 1996.

A selected list of nominees follows:

Outstanding Motion Picture

Ali (Columbia Pictures)

Baby Boy (Columbia Pictures)

Rush Hour 2 (New Line Cinema)

The Brothers (Screen Gems)

Training Day (Warner Bros.)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 2

Denzel Washington, Training Day

Morgan Freeman, Along Came a Spider

Tyrese Gibson, Baby Boy

Will Smith, Ali

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Alfre Woodard, K-PAX

Halle Berry, Swordfish

Regina King, Down To Earth

Vivica A Fox, Two Can Play That Game

Whoopi Goldberg, Kingdom Come

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Anthony Anderson, Kingdom Come

Cedric “The Entertainer”, Kingdom Come

Jamie Foxx, Ali

Mario Van Peebles, Ali

Ving Rhames, Baby Boy

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett, The Score

Jada Pinkett Smith, Ali

Loretta Divine, Kingdom Come

Mo’Nique, Two Can Play That Game

Vivica A. Fox, Kingdom Come