LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, September 23, 2014 — NAACP Image Awards Committee Chair, Leonard James, III, today announced the Call for Submissions as well as key calendar dates for the 46th NAACP Image Awards®. Celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors, the 46th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live on TV One on Friday, February 6, at 9 p.m.(ET), 8 p.m. (CT).
Submissions for the 46th NAACP Image Awards can be submitted at www.naacpimageawards.net in the categories of motion picture, television, recording, and literature. This year, the awards program will introduce two new categories– Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality or Variety (Series or Special) and Outstanding Character Voice-over Performance.
“With the rising popularity of unscripted and animated projects in recent years, the NAACP Image Awards Committee has added these two new categories to recognize the pivotal contributions that some of entertainment’s most beloved personalities have delivered to viewers across television and film,” stated Leonard James, III.
The eligibility period for all projects is January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. In addition, motion picture category projects (and individual achievements within it) must have been initially released and distributed in the U.S. with a minimum commercial theatrical run in Los Angeles or New York for seven (7) consecutive days.
The Nominating Committee and sub-committees are comprised of individuals within the entertainment industry (studio/network executives, actors, artists, managers, agents, publicists, journalist, literary agents and others) and NAACP board members, executives, and staff. Entries received are viewed and evaluated online and during special and industry screenings. Based on the members’ evaluation, they determine their top five (5) selections per category.
Nominees will be announced at a press conference on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 9:00 am (PT) and the winners will be determined by the vote of the membership of the NAACP.
46th NAACP Image Awards Calendar:
Monday, September 22, 2014
Submissions open www.naacpimageawards.net
Friday, October 31, 2014
Submissions close 6:00 PM (PT)
Friday, November, 14, 2014
Nominating Committee online voting begins
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Electronic voting closes for Nominating Committees
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Press conference announcing Nominees
Press/publicist credentials application available www.naacpimageawards.net
Monday, December 15, 2014
Online voting opens for NAACP members
Online voting opens for Entertainer of the Year for members and general public
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Online voting closes for NAACP Members
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Non-televised Awards Dinner
Friday, February 6, 2015
Live Broadcast of the 46th NAACP Image Awards on TV One
Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. The NAACP’s 250,000 adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors. In the fall of 2011, the NAACP launched a process to develop its strategic direction and plan, creating a powerful vision for the future, and setting organizational goals that would focus its work for the 21st Century. The five NAACP Game Changers (Economic Sustainability, Education, Health, Public Safety and Criminal Justice, and Voting Rights Political Representation) are the major areas of inequality facing African Americans that are the focus of the NAACP’s work.
About TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves more than 57.4 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK,www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners, and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), www.comcast.com], one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.
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