The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and TV One, today announced that the 48th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Saturday, February 11, 2017.
As a two hour special The 48th NAACP Image Awards from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Image Awards winner, Emmy-award nominated actor and star of black-ish, Anthony Anderson, returns as host for the 48th NAACP Image Awards. The telecast on TV One will also include a live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.
In addition, John Legend was the recipient of the NAACP President’s Award and the NAACP Chairman’s Award was bestowed on Brittany “Bree” Newsome; Justice League NYC; Concerned Student 1950 Collective at the University of Missouri, Columbia; The University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter; Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III; Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley; Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, and Jussie Smollett. Michael B. Jordan was named NAACP Entertainer of the Year.
The 48th NAACP Image Awards production team will be returning including Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Director Tony McCuin, Co-Executive Producers Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips, and Talent Producer Robin Reinhardt.
Following are the key dates for the 48th NAACP Image Awards:
- Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – Submissions opens for the 48th NAACP Image Awards
- Monday, October 31, 2016 – Submissions closes for the 48th NAACP Image Awards
- Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Press Conference
- Saturday, January 28, 2017 – 48th NAACP Image Awards Nominees’ Luncheon
- Friday, February 10, 2017 – 48th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony
- Saturday, February 11, 2017 – 48th NAACP Red Carpet and Image Awards Telecast Airs Live on TV One
For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net.