The event was held on Friday, February 17, 2012 and broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium the winners of the “43RD NAACP Image Awards” were announced during two-hour special hosted by Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie with appearances by: LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Russell Hornsby, Keke Palmer Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper.
Including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin and Ne-Yo and a Moving Tribute to Super Star and Diva Whitney Houston by Yolanda Adams. George Lucas, Cathy Hughes and The Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association Received Special Award Honors.
The awards event was a production of Vicangelo Films. The executive producer was Vicangelo Bulluck.
The event sponsors were UAW/Chrysler, AARP, FedEx, Hyundai, Wells Fargo, Ford Motor Company, Walgreens, Bank of America, AT&T, American Airlines and Cadillac.
About The NAACP Image Awards:
The NAACP Image Awards is the premier multicultural awards show. It celebrates 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. For all information and latest news, please visit the official NAACP Image Awards website at http://www.naacpimageawards.net
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. For more information about the organization visit http://www.naacp.org/
To see more photos of the red carpet arrivals and photo room visit our photographer website at http://www.rodrigovaz.com
Sources: The Lippin Group, NBCUniversal Media Village
Photos credit to: Trae Patton/NBC & Rodrigo Vaz/Diversity News Magazine
Editor’s Note: Congratulations to all the winners and special thank you to Adeline Petty, The NAACP Management and Board of Directors, the Image Awards Committee, Jennifer Price-Keith, Gary Mednick, NBC Entertainment Publicity, NBC Universal, The Lippin Group, Rodrigo Vaz, The NAACP Volunteers and every one involved.