WVEL Entertainment Scope: The 50th NAACP Image Awards Will Be Televised Live From Dolby Theatre In Hollywood

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The NAACP Image Awards will be televised live for the first time from the Dolby Theatre.

According to BlackAmericaWeb, NAACP and TV One officials announced on last week that the 50th awards ceremony will be televised on the cable network at the venue in Hollywood, California, on Saturday, March 30th. The event will spotlight the contributions of the NAACP and the organization’s impact on the community.

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called the award’s 50th anniversary a “major milestone in bringing visibility” to the achievements of the African-Americans in entertainment, literature, and the arts.

Along with the live telecast, TV One will air the announcement of nominees. The date for nominations has not been announced.

Last year, Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year. Hit series “black-ish” and “Power” won multiple awards.