Red Carpet Arrivals: 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

The winners of the 49th NAACP Image Awards were announced the other night during the live broadcast from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium which aired on TV One (see complete winners list below). The two-hour live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson and opened with a powerful moment in support of #TIMESUP featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. There was a live pre-show from the red carpet hosted by Terrence J with special correspondent, Tanika Ray.

Ava DuVernay was honored as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year. NAACP Chairman Leon W. Russell presented the NAACP Chairman’s Award to William Lucy, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson presented the NAACP President’s Award to Danny Glover and several members of the Memphis Sanitation “I Am A Man” Workers were also in attendance – they were presented with the NAACP Vanguard Award earlier in the week during a press conference at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN. Charlie Wilson was honored with the Music Makes a Difference honor which is bestowed upon an individual within the recording industry who has achieved worthwhile success and inspiration for civic engagement, criminal justice, education, economic opportunity, or criminal justice.

In addition, some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared in the LIVE telecast including: Sterling K. Brown, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige, Michael B. Jordan, Daniel Kaluuya, Issae Rae, Mandy Moore, Chadwick Boseman, Terry Crews, Tracee Ellis Ross, Yara Shahidi, Angela Rye, Danai Gurira, Isaiah Washington, Jacob Latimore, Jay Pharoah, Jemele Hill, Josh Gad, Loretta Devine, Meta Golding, Michael Smith, Tyler James Williams, Omari Hardwick, Ava DuVernay, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Chris Sullivan, Sonequa Martin-Green, Judge Greg Mathis and Mike Colter.

Issa Rae in Marc Jacobs

Ava Duvernay in Greta Constantine

Niecy Nash in Mac Duggal

Yara Shahidi in Vera Wang

Danielle Brooks in Michael Costello

Tichina Arnold

Kerry Washington in Michael Kors

June Ambrose in Michael Costello

Yvette Nicole Brown

Letoya Luckett wearing NFBY Nour

Lil Mama in Hayari Paris

Loni Love

Tamera Mowry-Housley

Tamera Mowry-Housley


Photo Credit: Earl Gibson III/WireImage, Ziva Santop Photography

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4 thoughts on “Red Carpet Arrivals: 49th Annual NAACP Image Awards

  1. Everyone looks lovely. Hallie and Niecy Nash are definitely my favorites. It is so great to see Halle looking fabulous. Every since that bad wig her hits were just ok to me. But this is really cute.

    I can’t imagine the pressure/stress of always having to be on.

  2. Oh and love the drama that June’s dress brings. I would have been flapping my arms all night, lol.

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