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How to Watch The Grio Awards to See Denzel Washington, Mariah Carey, The Rock and More

user avatar Author: Dave Dave Source: THR (The Hollywood Reporter)
November 24, 2023 at 16:29
Mariah Carey lights the Empire State Building in celebration of the 25th anniversary of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at the Empire State Building on December 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Mariah Carey lights the Empire State Building in celebration of the 25th anniversary of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” at the Empire State Building on December 17, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

The two-hour special honors leaders and icons in the African-American community and airs Saturday at 8 p.m.

Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Mariah Carey and The Rock are among the stars set to appear at the 2023 The Grio Awards, airing Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. PT / ET on CBS.

Watch The Grio Awards on TV through your local CBS affiliate. Want to watch The Grio Awards online without cable? Grab this free trial to Paramount+, which lets you live stream The Grio Awards on your phone, laptop and tablet. You can also use it to watch a live CBS feed on your TV.

Co-Hosted by The Talk’s Sheryl Underwood and Comedian Roy Wood, Jr., the two-hour special celebrates “icons, leaders and legends” from the African-American community, with honorees spanning film, music, comedy, television, sports, philanthropy, business, fashion, social 

Carey will be honored with the “Music Icon Award,” with musical tributes from her godmother, Patti LaBelle, and EGOT-winner Jennifer Hudson, who recently had the Queen of Christmas on her talk show. Washington, meantime, will receive the “Film Icon Award,” with Kevin Hart receiving the “Comedy Icon Award.” The Rock will also be in attendance to receive the “Inspirational Icon Award.”

Other honorees include Don Cheadle, dancer Misty Copeland, Tamron Hall, Steve Harvey, and Murphy, who will receive the singular “Icon Award.”

In addition to LaBelle and Hudson, musical performers include Boyz II Men, Coco Jones and Smokey Robinson.

 

 


In a sneak peek released by CBS, Carey accepts her award on stage and shouts out Murphy in the audience, recalling the first time she met the actor while early on in her career. The awards ceremony appearance comes on the heels of a busy month for Carey, who is currently in the middle of her “Merry Christmas One and All Tour” (see tickets here).

Murphy, meantime, is set to appear in the Amazon Original Christmas movie, Candy Cane Lane, which streams on Prime Video beginning on Dec. 1.


 

   
 

The Grio Awards were created by Byron Allen, the founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group, who owns the African American-focused news, lifestyle, sports and entertainment platform theGrio.

“I created the Grio Awards to celebrate and amplify African American excellence and the incredible champions from other communities who truly support us,” Allen says, in a release. “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.”

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