If the nominees for the 2018 NAACP Image Awards were any indication, the upcoming ceremony for Black excellence could be the best installment yet. The names of those nominated were released Monday.
Set to be hosted by Anthony Anderson and scheduled for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January 2018, the 49th annual NAACP Image Awards boasted A-List contenders ranging from but definitely not limited to Oprah Winfrey to Laurence Fishburne to Kerry Washington to Issa Rae.
The annual awards show is “is recognized as the nation’s preeminent multicultural awards show from an African American point of view,” according to the Image Awards’ website. The awards are handed out for “56 competitive categories in the fields of motion picture, television, recording and literature,” as well as a number of other honorary awards.
The black tie event was set to be held at the Pasadena Civic Center on Jan. 15, 2018, and information about buying tickets can be found by clicking here. The two-hour telecast will be shown on TV One, NewsOne.com’s sister TV station.
Among the most anticipated awards are entertainer of the year, outstanding actor and actress in a motion picture, outstanding news series and multiple other categories devoted to music, film, writing, literature and more.
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SOURCE: NewsOne – Bruce C.T. Wright