Get ready for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s (NAACP) 2016 Image Awards presentation: The 47th awards show takes place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, Friday.
Televised by TV One, the black-tie event is all about celebrating “the outstanding achievements and performances of people of colors in the arts,” so you can bet you’ll see some big stars should you tune in. It will also honor those who have promoted “social justice through their creative endeavors.”
Award categories vary across all forms of entertainment, from literature to directing to acting to music. Among the nominees is the show’s host, “Black-ish” actor Anthony Anderson, who is nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series. The ABC situation comedy is also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.
While viewers will have to wait until Friday night to find out who wins the biggest honors, several NAACP Image Award winners have already been announced. Friday, the organization revealed the winners in 14 categories that will not be included in the telecast. TVLine reported the biggest victors thus far are NBC’s “The Wiz Live!” and “Black-ish.”
The five individuals and three groups being honored with the Chairman’s Award from the chairman of the NAACP national board of directors, Roslyn M. Brock, have also been revealed. Activist and filmmaker Brittany “Bree” Newsome and “Empire” star Jussie Smollett are among the recipients for using their platforms in media to be “agents of change.”
Coverage of the NAACP Image Awards red carpet will kick off on TV One Friday at 8 p.m. EST. The fashion event will be hosted by Tracey Edmonds and Terrence Jenkins. The two-hour awards presentation will begin airing on the network at 9 p.m. EST. Check your local listings for channel numbers here. For those who prefer to keep up with the event online, there is an NAACP Image Awards app available for Android and iOS devices that will deliver “exclusive behind-the-scenes content.”
Watch a promo for the NAACP Image Awards show below:
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