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Alaya High and Cree Summer Receive Nominations in 2022 NAACP Image Awards for Roles in 'That Girl Lay Lay' and 'Rugrats'

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced the fantastic news that Nickelodeon's hit CG-animated Rugrats reboot and live-action comedy series That Girl Lay Lay have received nominations in the 2022 NAACP Image Awards!

Update (2/25) - Cree Summer won the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television) award for her portrayal of Suzie Carmichael in Nickelodeon’s Rugrats reboot! Congrats Cree!

That Girl Lay Lay

Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High has been nominated in the "Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)" category of this year's NAACP Image Awards for portraying That Girl Lay Lay in her self-titled sitcom. Joining That Girl Lay Lay in the category is Tyler Perry's Young Dylan star Celina Smith, who has been nominated for playing the titular character in NBC's Annie Live!.

Meanwhile, actor and voice actor Cree Summer has been nominated for the "Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)" award for reprising her beloved character Susie Carmichael in Nickelodeon and Paramount+'s Rugrats reboot! Cree is joined in the category by Nickelodeon alum Keke Palmer (True Jackson, VP) for portraying Rochelle in Netflix's Big Mouth animated comedy.

Cree Summer as Susie Carmichael (standing second from the right)

This year’s nominees were announced in a virtual event on the NAACP Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by actor-musician Kyla Pratt, Black-ish actor Marcus Scribner and singer-songwriter Tinashe.

The 53rd NAACP Image Awards, set to be hosted by returning emcee Anthony Anderson, will take place without an in-person audience due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The live televised ceremony will air on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT. Additional winners will also be unveiled on Feb. 21-23 in streaming presentations on and during the Image Awards dinner, held on Friday, Feb. 25, in Los Angeles.

Members of the public can vote, through Feb. 5, for this year’s winners on

A full list of this year’s nominees can be found on The Hollywood Reporter.

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Originally published: January 19, 2022.

H/T:; Additional sources: Billboard, Animation Magazine.

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