Excited to hear that comedian Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) will return as host for the 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards! It’s RobinLori previously shared news of the two-hour special airing live on TV One Monday, January 15, 2018… the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The telecast will also include a live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet!
These awards are bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change. Past honorees of the “President’s Award” include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, Former President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee.
Here’s a list of important dates for the Image Awards to put on your radar!
· November 9 – Nominating Committee voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards
· Week of November 13 – Nominees Announced; Final Voting opens
· November 17 – Voting closes – NAACP “Entertainer of the Year”
· Week of December 11 – Final Voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards
· Monday, January 15, 2018 – 49th NAACP Red Carpet and Image Awards Airs Live!