Stevie Wonder to Perform at 45th NAACP Image Awards; Kevin Hart to Present
The NAACP and TV One announce today that Stevie Wonder will perform, Kevin Hart has been added as a presenter, and Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Terrence Howard, Alfre Woodard, David Oyelowo, Chandra Wilson, Shemar Moore and Regina King have been confirmed to attend the 45th NAACP Image Awards. The two-hour star-studded special will broadcast LIVE on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Saturday, February 22, 9:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. ET/PT. The telecast will also include "The 45th NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live" one-hour pre-show at 8:00 p.m./5:00 p.m. ET/PT.
As previously announced, Anthony Anderson will host and presenters include Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Regina Hall, Archie Panjabi, Dennis Haysbert, Rickey Smiley, Nicole Beharie, Lou Gossett Jr., Vin Diesel, Terry Crews, Nia Long, Naomie Harris, Morris Chestnut, Chadwick Boseman, Tyrese Gibson, Ed Asner, and Ben Vereen. Oprah Winfrey will honor Nelson Mandela with a special tribute. Dennis Haysbert will be the in-show announcer.
Special honors will be given to Academy Award-winning actor, producer, director and 2014 Image Award nominee Forest Whitaker, who will receive the NAACP Chairman's Award. Paris Barclay and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American Presidents of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, respectively, will be inducted into the Image Awards Hall of Fame.