Third time’s the charm for Anthony Anderson who returns as Image Award host

The awards show will air live January 15, 2018, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on TV One.

Anthony AndersonActor Anthony Anderson who currently executive produces and stars alongside Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne on the hit ABC series “Black-ish,” will return to host the NAACP Image Awards for the third time.

Anderson who hosted the 47th and 48th NAACP Image Awards just last year kept the audiences laughing with jabs at topics and people from former President Obama, Viola Davis to Steve Harvey.

The awards show will air live January 15, 2018, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on TV One.

Voting is  also open for the 49th NAACP Image Awards – NAACP “Entertainer of the Year,” the winner will be revealed during the two-hour telecast. The six nominees are: Chadwick Boseman, Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper, and Jay-Z. Voting is open to the general public by visiting the NAACP Image Awards website – NAACPImageAwards.net . Voting closes on Friday, November 17.

The “President’s Award” and “Chairman’s Award”, which recognizes individuals who demonstrate exemplary public service and use their distinct platforms to create agents of change, will also be rewarded during the ceremony.

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.  The multi-cultural show is one of the most respected events of its kind and is well attended by many of the top names in the entertainment industry.

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