Anthony Anderson to Return as Host of NAACP Image Awards

TV One to air annual event Jan. 15

Anthony Anderson, star and executive producer of ABC's Black-ish, will return as host of the 49th NAACP Image Awards, which airs on TV One Jan. 15, 2018, which is Martin Luther King Day.

Anderson also hosted this year's ceremony, where he repeated his 2016 Image Award win for Outstanding Actor (Comedy).

The Image Awards celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. The NAACP will give out its President’s Award and Chairman’s Award to individuals who stand out for their public service.

Online voting is open at NAACPImageAwards.netthrough Friday, Nov. 17, for the awards ceremony’s Entertainer of the Year. Chadwick Boseman, Ava DuVernay, Bruno Mars, Issa Rae, Chance the Rapper and Jay-Z are in the running.

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The awards fest’s executive producers are Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin. Tony McCuin is directing. The NAACP’s red carpet celebration starts at 8 p.m. on Jan. 15, and the awards start at 9 p.m.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is a non-partisan civil rights organization.