via press release:
WILL SMITH, RUSSELL SIMMONS, JOHN GASKINS III,
KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY, VALESKA GUTIERREZ,
NICOLE BEHARIE, TARAJI P. HENSON, MEHCAD BROOKS,
TRACEE ELLIS ROSS, LAMORNE MORRIS
TO PRESENT AT “THE 46th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS”
Scheduled to appear: Taye Diggs, Quvenzhane Wallis,
Gabrielle Union, Octavia Spencer, Omar Epps, Shemar Moore,
Tessa Thompson, Uzo Aduba, Wendy Raquel Robinson
And Cast Members from
Orange is the New Black, Belle, black-ish, Grey’s Anatomy,
House of Cards, How to Get Away with Murder and more
Anthony Anderson to Host LIVE Two-Hour Special
Friday, Feb. 6 on TV One at 9:00 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed)
One-Hour Pre-Show Hosted by Kevin Frazier and Shaun Robinson
Airs Live from the Red Carpet at 8:00 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed)
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 6, 2015) – Will Smith, Russell Simmons, John Gaskin III, Keegan-Michael Key, Valeska Gutierrez, Nicole Beharie, Taraji P. Henson, Mehcad Brooks, Lamorne Morris, and Tracee Ellis Ross are the second round of presenters scheduled to present at the 46th NAACP Image Awards, it was announced today by Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin. As previously announced, they will join previously announced presenters Common, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Laurence Fishburne, Sharon Leal, David Oyelowo, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Larenz Tate, Kerry Washington, and Oprah Winfrey.
The 46th NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Anthony Anderson, will broadcast LIVE from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) on February 6 on TV One. A one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet will air from 8-9 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed).
Talent scheduled to attend includes: Taye Diggs, Quvenzhane Wallis, Niecy Nash, Gabrielle Union, Keegan-Michael Key, Nicole Beharie, Octavia Spencer, Omar Epps, Shemar Moore, Taraji P. Henson, Tessa Thompson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Uzo Aduba, and Wendy Raquel Robinson. Also expected are cast members from Orange is the New Black, Belle, black-ish, Grey’s Anatomy, House of Cards, How to Get Away with Murder and more.
In addition, the NAACP “Entertainer of the Year” will be revealed. This special honor is bestowed upon an individual within the entertainment industry who has achieved notable success in multiple projects and mediums. As previously announced, Attorney General of the United States, Eric H. Holder, Jr. will receive the NAACP “Chairman’s Award” and Spike Lee will receive the NAACP “President’s Award.”
Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin return as Executive Producers, and the production team also includes Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer. Lance Reddick is the in-show announcer.
The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishment 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. Winners were voted upon by NAACP members and will be announced when the envelopes are opened LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on February 6.
The 46TH NAACP Image Awards are sponsored by AT&T, Bank of America, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Gilead Sciences, Hyundai Motor America, Southwest Airlines, UAW/Chrysler, and Wells Fargo.
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Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. The NAACP’s 250,000 adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st Century. The five NAACP Game Changers (Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety, and Criminal Justice, and Voting Rights Political Representation) are the major areas of inequality facing African-Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.
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