TARAJI P. HENSON, STERLING K. BROWN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, TREVOR NOAH,JANELLE MONAE, ISSA RAE, MIKE COLT
Anthony Anderson to Host LIVE Two-Hour Special
At 9:00pm ET/8:00pm C
Nischelle Turner Confirmed to Host
LIVE from the Red Carpet Pre-Show Starting at 7:30pm ET/6:30pm C
Los Angeles, CA – January 31, 2017 – Taraji P. Henson, Sterling K. Brown, Octavia Spencer, Trevor Noah, Janelle Monae, Issa Rae, Mike Colter and Mykelti Williamson are the first group of talent scheduled to present at the 48th NAACP Image Awards. The all-star celebration will be hosted by Anthony Anderson and will broadcast LIVE from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11pm ET on February 11 on TV One. A 90-minute pre-show will air LIVE from the red carpet from 7:30-9pm ET.
In addition, the NAACP “Entertainer of the Year” will be revealed. This special honor is bestowed upon an individual within the entertainment industry who has achieved notable success in multiple projects and mediums.
As previously announced, LeBron James will be presented with the NAACP “Jackie Robinson Sports Award,” and Harvard Law professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. will be honored with the NAACP “Chairman’s Award.”
Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin are the Executive Producers. Co-Executive Producers are Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips. Tony McCuin is the Director and Robin Reinhardt is the Talent Producer.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrate the accomplishment of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. Winners were voted upon by NAACP members and will be announced when the envelopes are opened LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on February 11.
For additional information and the latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.
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