On Tuesday, January 17, 2012 Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment announced that NBC will broadcast the 43rd “NAACP Image Awards,” a live, two-hour special on Friday, February 17 (8-10 p.m. ET) that will showcase the best achievements and performances of people of color in the arts featuring a star-studded lineup of performers, winners and presenters.
“We are happy to be coming home to NBC this year,” said NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous. ”The NAACP Image Awards is the nation’s premier event that spotlights the outstanding achievements of people of color in the arts as well as those who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. We are excited to honor their efforts this year.”
The nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 19, and will include contributions in television, film, music and literature.
The awards event is a production of Vicangelo Films. The executive producer is Vicangelo Bulluck.
The event sponsors for the 43rd NAACP Image Awards include UAW/Chrysler, Hyundai, FedEx, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company and Bank of America.
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. For more information on the NAACP Image Awards, please visit www.naacpimageawards.net.