The 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards are happening on the Rev Dr Martin Luther King, Jr ‘s birthday (January 15).
So what are the NAACP Image Awards? Noting the fact that the major award shows far too frequently don’t recognize the talents of our people, the NAACP founded this annual event in 1967 to honor outstanding people of color in the film, television, music and literature.
The NAACP Image Awards were first televised on FOX in 1994, and the first live telecast also happened on FOX in 2007 for its 38th annual edition. It has happened every year except in 1978 and 1995, but since then has become an eagerly attended and anticipated event .
This year’s edition of the NAACP Image Awards are adding a new feature in 2018. For the first time, the general public can cast votes for this year’s nominees
If you are interested in weighing in on who will walk away with awards next month you need to get busy. The deadline to cast your votes for you think should win the various NAACP Image Awards categories is December 15.
Here’s the link to do so, and once you do, tune into TV One on MLK’s birthday at 9 PM/8 PM CST to watch this year’s edition of the NAACP Image Awards.