The entertainment worlds of film, television and music join together this Saturday, February 11, for the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards. The event airs live on TV One and is hosted by “Black-ish” executive producer and star Anthony Anderson.
Competing for Entertainer of the Year are Beyonce, Viola Davis, Regina King, Dwayne Johnson, and Chance the Rapper. Nominated for Best Picture are “The Birth of a Nation,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Loving,” and “Moonlight.” The nominees for Best TV Comedy Series are “Atlanta,” “Black-ish,” “The Carmichael Show,” “Insecure,” and “Survivor’s Remorse.” The nominees for Best TV Drama Series are “Empire,” “Power,” “Queen Sugar,” “This Is Us,” and “Underground.”
The full list of presenters for the ceremony includes newly-added Deon Cole, Justin Cornwell, Pooch Hall, Penny Johnson, Rashida Jones, Nick Kroll, Mandy Moore, Bill Paxton, Adam Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Jussie Smollett, and Brian White.
Previously announced to appear are Uzo Aduba, Angela Bassett, Don Cheadle, Andra Day, Omari Hardwick, Terrence Howard, Stephen James, Dwayne Johnson, Regina King, John Legend, Niecy Nash, Nate Parker, Keesha Sharp, Kofi Siriboe, Tika Sumpter, Denzel Washington, Kerry Washington, and Rutina Wesley.
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