Marsai Martin takes two NAACP Image Awards home!


The talented sixteen-year-old added two new awards to her collection. One for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series) and one for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. This marks the 11th win in total for Martin at the annual awards ceremony. 

Martin excitedly posted on Instagram about her win, “NAACP ‘21 This is crazyyy. Thank you very much to my @naacp family for continually recognizing myself, and just uplifting our beautiful culture and people. I hope to continue to make y’all proud.”

Recently, the teen sat down with Entertainment Tonight’s Melicia Johnson to talk to Martin in an exclusive interview about what her new wins mean to her and how the NAACP Image Awards has actually lifted her up.

“Honestly, every single year is amazing. But this year, just throughout the ups and downs of what happened in the past year, you just feel lost in the moment. So having something that still shows my people’s love and support for my work and my craft is amazing,” Martin told ET in her interview. “The Image Awards, they have supported me since the beginning. The first time I was there I was 11. And then ever since then, it was just a thing that I looked forward to every single year because I knew I was just going to go.”

She continued, “It’s something that I love and just everyone there is amazing,” she continued, “I am so, so, so blessed for the constant love and support. This is honestly just the beginning. I think about it every day. This is just the beginning. And the way that they kept supporting me, I just hope I keep making them proud because I will just remember when I’m like 20, 30, 40-something, they were the people that have shown their love for me first.”

Aside from her busy production schedule on the hit ABC sitcom, Black-ish, Martin is keeping herself very busy at the helm of her production company, Genius Productions. As we know, she is busy producing a new Disney show, entitled, Saturdays, that the teen describes as, “dope.” She shared with ET that she’s “worked on it for so long and I’m blessed and glad that it’s finally out there…”

Congratulations, Marsai! We cannot wait to see what comes your way next. 

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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