Get ready for the 45th annual Image Awards. Airing for the first time on TV One, the red carpet coverage starts at 8 p.m. ET and the show comes on at 9 p.m. Live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the show is hosted by Anthony Anderson and includes appearances by Kevin Hart, Lupita Nyong’o, Tony Goldwyn, Regina Hall, Arsenio Hall, Tyrese Gibson, Nia Long, Morris Chestnut and Idris Elba. Oprah Winfrey will make a special appearance to honor Nelson Mandela and the legendary Stevie Wonder will perform.
Forrest Whitaker and filmmakers Paris Barclay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs will be inducted into the Image Awards Hall of Fame. Online voters selected this year’s Entertainer of the Year out of the following contenders Beyoncé, Dwayne Johnson, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart, Nicole Beharie, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Steve Harvey, and Tyler Perry. The winner will be revealed during the show.
“I’m about as ready as I’m gonna be. I’m hosting the Negro Oscars,” says Anderson. “We’re still working on the opening. I just got the job three days ago,” he says. “Everybody’s going to be there – Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry. That’s the only three we need to know about.”
Anderson says he was first asked to present, then asked to host. Since he’s says he’s been rehearsing all week, he should be ready.
“We’re working through it. It was an interesting way that I got the gig. So we’re going to see. I’m looking forward to unleashing on some people when I get there tomorrow night. I’ve been nominated 9 times and I don’t have a one. That’s why I agreed to host the show this year, because I’m going home with one!”
The Image Awards has rolled out a mobile app for those watching the show. There is already exclusive content available and you can use it to vote for your favorite nominee and for the best dressed on the red carpet, a fashion show that should have its own awards.
Download the free 45th NAACP Image Awards app for your iPhone or iPad today.
Or get it now for your Android device.
See a full list of nominees here:
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (11/26-12/2)
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1. Little Legend and Puddy 😍😍😍😍
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2. "You on point Phife?" "all the time,Tip". 💥 #bannedfromnormal
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3. Vegan! The Impossible burger at Crossroads
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4. Lawrence #BeforeandAfterEpisodes 1-4: 184lbs 13% body fatEpisode 8: 196lbs 8% body fat S/O @coachdaveboxing with the works outs and @kildareriordan with the nutrition
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5. Jus haaaanngin out
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6. Meanwhile back at home in Atlanta GA someone mad they not on the 🛳. 😳
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7. No limits... Photo cred: Chris Bridges @ludacris
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8. new new
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9. Apparently my 260lbs is too much for the actual vines in the Hawaiian jungles to hold me without breaking and me falling hundreds of feet. So for safety purposes, I'm forced to swing thru #Jumanjj on wires strong enough to hold 12 adult buffaloes and 1 adult Rock. #OnSet #Jumanji #IronicallyIEatBuffaloDailyForLunch #MoreManThanNatureKnowsWhatToDoWith
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10. hey ma! 🎎#wcw 💙
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11. Surprise visit to our factories!!! #GoodAmerican #USA
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13. Peachy Keen 🔥✨⚡️
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14. If this don't look thankful I don't know what does. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. #UltraBlessed #24kMagic #SweetPotatoFly
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15. Late nights @nbcmarlon with the writers... we in here!!!
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16. There goes my baaaaaaaaabbbbyyyyy #QueenKingMagic!!! We're up to something! Ira BIG!!! Stay out our buisness -
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17. You want to win every game you play but when you come home to these faces... who cares. #ILoveYouGirls best part of my day, everyday!
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18. Steady,steady..... full size jenga.. "I got this one "???? Or do I ?
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19. Cornrows kind of day 😉@dontaysavoy2 you convinced me and I love. ❤️️
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20. #BrotherlyLove #tbt
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22. #basel #TeamLOVE @kingcombs
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23. Just introduced a special screening of @directher 's groundbreaking (must see) documentary @13thfilm with my brother @themichaelealy | @unitedblackout #blackoutblackfriday
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24. Me & Vanessa Williams giving #DuckLips #Pose on the set of #DaytimeDivas @vh1 - Coming Soon to a tv near you. Lol. - My make up done by @makeupsurgeon
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25. This picture just makes me wanna praise the Lord, you hear me!!!!!! Yes Lord brotha #TEDDYCAMPBELL What a #man !!! You are everything right on this picture husband ......... #gorgeous #stylish #classy #strong #masculine #king #sexy #debonair #gentlemenstyle And that #bible in your hand just seals the deal for me (probably cause i know that, that is what helped you become just as amazing as you look😘). While my heart and mind experiences the goodness of God at #church on Sundays, my eyes experiences the goodness of Teddy😍. Amen somebody🙌🏽. "Bless the Lord oh my soul and all that is within me bless his holy name" #myman #myhusband #goodman #blackman #dapperman #godlyman #goodfather #mybestfriend
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26. Yesterday was my mama's 53rd birthday!!!!! Got to celebrate with her all day. If this is what I have to look forward to I can't wait. Looking like a soft bucket a cocoa butter. Yaaaaaaaaaas! 😍😍😍 love you mommy!
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27. "Shout out to @PureAtlanta for getting the family right"....I'm loving this jogger. 😍😍
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28. This pic warms my heart ❤️ #myLogiebeans and aunt aunt umba @itowandabraxton 😘
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29. You will always be my baby😜. #HappyBirthdayReginae #mybaby18
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30. GC "Gods Child" Red on Red SweatSuit available now at www.MonicaApparel.com ... Take Your Crown wherever you go!! I'm pictured in a Medium... Go to the site now for other options ... cc: @trukernell
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