TARAJI P. HENSON, STERLING K. BROWN, OCTAVIA SPENCER, TREVOR NOAH,
JANELLE MONAE, ISSA RAE, MIKE COLTER AND MYKELTI WILLIAMSON
TO PRESENT AT THE 48TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11 ON TV ONE
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.
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. Read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.
About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
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