Anthony Anderson will host the 45th NAACP Image Awards, LIVE from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Sat., Feb. 22. The show will air on the TV One network.
The star-studded annual awards show highlights the achievements of people of color in the entertainment industry. Presenters include include Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Gabrielle Union, Rickey Smiley, Octavia Spencer, and more. Dennis Haysbert will serve as the awards show’s in-house announcer.
Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and 2014 Image Award nominee Forest Whitaker will receive the NAACP Chairman’s Award. Paris Barclay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American Presidents of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, respectively, will be inducted into the Image Awards Hall of Fame.
Nominees recently hit the red carpet during the Image Awards Luncheon (Feb 8) held at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
Two-Hour Special Airs Live on Sat., Feb. 22 on TV One at 9PM ET (PT tape-delayed). One-Hour Pre-Show Airs Live from the Red Carpet at 8PM ET (PT tape-delayed)
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