The awards will be presented on March 4 during a live telecast on FOX. The NAACP Image Awards is the world’s premier event celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of colour in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. Tyler Perry leads all nominees this year with 19 bids.
FILM: Mo’Nique, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar last year for her harrowing performance as an abusive mother in Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire, will announce this year’s nominations on January 25. She and AMPAS president Tom Sherak will reveal the nominees in 10 of the 24 Oscar categories live at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills at 5:30 am.
Winners for the 83rd Academy Awards will be revealed during a traditionally glitzy ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood on February 27. Films among prospective top contenders include The Social Network, The Fighter, Inception, True Grit, The King’s Speech and Black Swan. James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host.