The NAACP hosted its 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon on March 9 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles. Celebrating the achievements of the Image Awards nominees, luncheon hosts Sheryl Lee Ralph and MAJOR kicked off the event with remarks applauding the 110 years of the NAACP fighting for equality. Nominees in attendance included Essence Atkins, Gabrielle Dennis, Isaiah Washington, Logan Browning, Loretta Devine, Lynn Whitfield, Marcus Scribner, Salli Richardson-Whitfield and many more.
The NAACP Image Awards is the preeminent multicultural awards show celebrating the accomplishments 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. In addition to the traditional awards categories, Congresswoman Maxine Waters will also be honored with the prestigious NAACP Chairman’s Award, bestowed in recognition of individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change.
The NAACP Image Awards live telecast will air on March 30, with a 50th NAACP Image Awards Tribute Special immediately preceding the show at 8pm ET/7C on TV One. The tribute special will honor this year’s nominees, past winners and significant moments. The special will feature in-depth one-on-one conversations with Salli Richardson-Whitfield, John Legend, Loretta Devine, Kenny Lattimore, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters.
Winners of the 50th NAACP Image Awards will be revealed during the two-hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 9 p.m./8 p.m. CT from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, hosted by Anthony Anderson. Voting is now open to the public for all general categories of the 50th NAACP Image Awards through March 13.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY
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