Anthony Anderson to host Image Awards through to 2017

The 47th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Friday, February 5.

D33B6242The NAACP and TV One announced today that Emmy-Award nominated actor, Anthony Anderson, has signed a multi-year deal to continue as host for the 47th and 48th NAACP Image Awards.

Last year, the telecast included stellar talent such as Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Tracee Ellis Ross, David Oyelowo, Laverne Cox, Octavia Spencer, and more.  The NAACP Chairman’s Award was bestowed on former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Spike Lee was the NAACP President’s Award recipient.

Anderson currently executive produces and stars alongside Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne on the hit ABC series “Black-ish,” for which he won a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. He has also earned Emmy and People’s Choice Award nominations for his role as Dre, a family man that struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. Director Spike Lee accepts the President's Award

With a resume that lists over 20 films including “Transformers” and Martin Scorsese’s Oscar winning feature “The Departed,” he can next be seen in “Barbershop 3.”

His other TV credit include a performance on “Law & Order” which earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the 2010 season.

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.

The 47th NAACP Image Awards will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Friday, February 5, 2016 as a two-hour special from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Calif.

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