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I’m Producing The NAACP Image Awards Live This Friday On TV One

Image Awards to Feature A Roster of Black Hollywood’s Biggest Names

by EurPublisher

Kerry Washington

*An all-star lineup of talent is confirmed to attend and/or present at the 47th NAACP Image Awards and Terrence Jenkins and Tracey Edmonds are set to co-host the LIVE red carpet pre-show, it was announced today by Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, the executive producers of the telecast.

The 47th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast LIVE on February 5 on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium from 9-11p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed) and the one-hour pre-show will air LIVE from the red carpet from 8-9 p.m. ET (PT tape-delayed).

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, talent scheduled to attend includes Will Smith, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Washington, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chadwick Boseman, Shameik Moore, Abraham Attah, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Sanaa Lathan, RonReaco Lee, Keke Palmer, Teyonah Parris, Michael Ealy, Tom Joyner, LeToya Luckett, Ken Jeong, F. Gary Gray and more. Also expected are cast members from “Empire” – Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Bryshere Gray, Grace Gealy, Trai Byers, Serayah, Gabourey Sidibe, Ta’Rhonda Jones, Kaitlin Doubleday, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.
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, Brittany “Bree” Newsome; Justice League NYC; Concerned Student 1950 Collective at the University of Missouri, Columbia; The University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter; Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III; Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley; Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, and Jussie Smollett will receive the NAACP “Chairman’s Award” and John Legend will receive the NAACP “President’s Award.”

Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin are the Executive Producers, Co-Executive Producers are Kimmie H. Kim and Byron Phillips, Tony McCuin is the Director and Robin Reinhardt is the Talent Producer.
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 5.

The 47th NAACP Image Awards is sponsored by AMC, AT&T, Bank of America, Comcast NBCUniversal, Chrysler/UAW, FedEx, Ford Motor Company, Hyundai Motor America, The Walt Disney Company, and Wells Fargo.

For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at naacpimageawards.net.

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I’m Producing The 88Th Oscars On February 28th

Oscars: Quincy Jones, Kerry Washington Added as Presenters

by Gregg Kilday, The Hollywood Reporter

Quincy Jones

Quincy Jones (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Recent winners Julianne Moore, Jared Leto and J.K. Simmons are also on tap.

The lineup of presenters who will appear at the 88th Oscars is shaping up as an international, multi-ethnic group of performers.

The second slate of presenters, unveiled Monday, includes such black artists as Quincy Jones and Kerry Washington, along with the India-born Priyanka Chopra, who’s currently starring in ABC’s Quantico, and Korean actor Byung-hun Lee, who will be seen in the upcoming Magnificent Seven.

Also set to take part in the telecast are Steve Carell, Jared Leto, Julianne Moore, Olivia Munn, Margot Robbie, Jason Segel and Andy Serkis.

In the wake of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, Spike Lee, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith all said they would not attend this year’s awards, leading some to call for a boycott of the ceremonies, which are to be hosted by Chris Rock.

While Jones, who served as musical director of the 1971 Oscar ceremonies and received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1995, did not directly address the possibility of an Oscar boycott, he said on Jan. 20 during an appearance at the annual NATPE convention in Miami Beach: “There are two ways to do it. You can boycott it or you can fix it.”

Other performers of color that the Academy previously announced will take part in the ceremonies include Whoopi Goldberg, Kevin Hart, Benicio del Toro, The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams.

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