On November 9th, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and TV One announced that the NAACP Image Awards will be hosted by Black-ish star, Anthony Anderson. The two-hour special will air live on TV ONE, Monday January 15th, 2018, honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The NAACP Image Awards is an event full of well respected attendees in the entertainment industry including, Oprah, John Legend, Gabrielle Union, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, Kerry Washington, and many others.

Listed below are calendar dates leading up to the Awards:

    • Week of November 13 – Nominees Announced for the 49th  NAACP Image Awards; Final Voting opens for the 49th NAACP Image Awards
    • November 17 – Voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards – NAACP “Entertainer of the Year”
    • Week of December 11 – Final Voting closes for the 49th NAACP Image Awards
  • Monday, January 15, 2018 – 49th NAACP Red Carpet and Image Awards Airs Live on TV One

Be sure to tune in to be part of the multicultural awards to celebrate accomplishments of all in the fields of television, film, music, and literature. For more information and to keep up with the latest news, visit the official NAACP Image Awards at

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