"The 44th NAACP Image Awards," will air live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California on Friday, February 1, 2013 (8-10 p.m. ET). The NAACP Awards celebrate the accomplishments 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 winners will be revealed during a two-hour star-studded special, hosted by Steve Harvey, comedian, best-selling author and host of the hit syndicated shows “Steve Harvey” and “Family Feud,” as well as the radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.”
Nominations were announced on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Paley Center for Media.
Founded on February 12, 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its one-half million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.
Industry veterans Reginald Hudlin, (“Django Unchained,” “BET Hip Hop Awards”) and Emmy Award winning producer Brad Lachman (“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”,” “Christmas in Rockefeller Center,” ) are co-executive producers for the awards broadcast. The production team also includes Tony McCuin as director and Melanie Massie as talent executive.
For more information on the NAACP Image Awards, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.