Anthony Anderson will host the star-studded 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards with presenters including, COMMON, ANGELA BASSETT, OPRAH WINFREY, GINA RODRIGUEZ, CHADWICK BOSEMAN, KERRY WASHINGTON, and MORE!
LOS ANGELES, CA – It’s just been confirmed by Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin that Common, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Leal, David Oyelowo, Gina Rodriguez, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Larenz Tate, Kerry Washington, and Oprah Winfrey are the first group of talent scheduled to present at the 2015 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards! This year the show will be hosted by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, and will broadcast LIVE from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11 p.m. ET on February 6 on TV One. A one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet will air from 8-9 p.m. ET
In addition to presenters, other talent scheduled to attend include: Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Beharie, Octavia Spencer, Omar Epps, Shemar Moore, Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uzo Aduba, & Wendy Raquel Robinson. We also expect to see cast members from Orange is the New Black, Belle, black-ish, Grey’s Anatomy, House of Cards, How to Get Away with Murder and more.
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, Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr. will receive the NAACP “Chairman’s Award” and Spike Lee will receive the NAACP “President’s Award.”
Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin return as Executive Producers, and the production team will also include: Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer. Lance Reddick is the in-show announcer.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates 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 will be voted upon by NAACP members and announced when the envelopes are opened on Thursday, February 5 during the Awards Ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Friday, February 6.
The 46TH NAACP Image Awards are sponsored by: AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Gilead Sciences, Hyundai Motor America, PepsiCo, Southwest Airlines, and Wells Fargo.