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Submissions for the 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS closes on Monday, October 31, 2016. All entries must be submitted online at Nominees will be announced on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, and the winners will be determined by the vote of the NAACP membership. The 48th NAACP Image Awards 2017 Live Stream is recognized as the nation’s preeminent multi-cultural awards show from an African American point of view. The event celebrates 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.

Event: NAACP Image Awards Live
Date: 11 February 2017
Place: Pasadena Civic Auditorium
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Submissions for the 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS can be submitted by producers, studios/networks, agents, managers or publicists in the categories of motion picture, television, recording, and literature. The eligibility period for all projects is January 1, 2016 through Watch NAACP Image Awards December 31, 2016. In addition, projects in the motion picture category (and individual achievements within that category) 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.

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All entries are evaluated and narrowed to the top five in each category by members of the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Nominating Committees, which are comprised of individuals within the entertainment industry (studio/network executives, actors, artists, managers, agents, publicists, journalists, literary agents, and others) and NAACP Board members, NAACP Image Awards 2017 Live Foundation Trustees, NAACP staff, and key interfaces. The 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS will be nationally telecast live on TV One on Saturday, February 11, 2017, as a two-hour special from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The telecast will also include a 90-minute pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.
AMC Theatres is the 48th NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Submissions sponsor.As stars nominated for the 47th annual NAACP Image Awards gathered at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. for a celebratory luncheon Saturday, the hottest topic was that other awards show: the outrage over the Oscars’ all-white acting nominations, debate about a boycott and just how host Chris Rock should tackle the controversy.

Rock is staying on as host and rewriting the show to highlight the issue, Oscars producer Reggie Hudlin has said. “I think Chris Rock should let them have it and he will,” Laverne Cox, an Image supporting actress nominee for Orange Is the New Black, told PEOPLE. “Chris Rock will give us life.” Cox hopes the controversy will lead to “a more diverse Academy” – and most importantly, she says, people of color need more opportunities in Hollywood.  “Viola Davis said something really beautiful in her Emmy speech, she said ‘We can’t get NAACP Image Awards 2017 for roles that don’t exist,’ so we need to be cast in more roles,” Cox says. “We need to have people of color and diverse people behind the cameras.Cox says she’ll probably watch the Oscars. “It’s a ritual for me … it’s hard to imagine not watching the Oscars.” And Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s decision to skip the show? “I would never tell the Smiths what they should or shouldn’t do,” Cox says. “But I will give a shout out to their beautiful son Jaden. I love their kids so much.”

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Joe Morton, an Image nominee for TV’s Scandal, opposes any boycott. “I think boycotting the Oscars is doing it too late,” he says. “If you’re talking about diversity and you re upset at the fact that there aren’t enough nominations for black writers, actors and directors, then boycott the film before it gets to the Oscars. At the box office, that’s where people really feel it.” The actor went on to explain that he decides what he is going to watch with that very criteria in mind. “When I watch a film I say, ‘Well, there is nobody who is black in this film,’” the actor continued. Or this story is about something that there could never be anybody black in this story. You have to think ahead before you get to the ballot box. In this case, it’s about the box office.”

Alan Wenkus, an Oscar nominee for co-writing Straight Outta Compton, says all four of its nominated writers (who are all white) will be attending the Oscars, despite the movie’s snub for Best Picture, directing and acting. “I’m going to honor Straight Outta Compton,” says Wenkus. “The Academy invited us, there are four writers and we are all going. We’re there for Ice Cube and Dre and the cast and directors. This is what N.W.A. does. They stir things up, they shine light on issues and now they’re doing it again.” Wenkus notes NAACP Image Awards 2017 Live Stream that Compton director F. Gary Gray was invited to join the Academy this year, though he missed out on a directing nomination. “He’s an amazing, talented guy,” Wenkus says. “He was invited in before all this. I do not think people should boycott the Oscars. I think we need to come together and I think we need to do more projects for the Academy to look at.”

As for Will and Jada Pinkett Smith skipping the ceremony, “I hope they change their minds,” the writer says. “There’s still a little time and I would love to have a discussion and hear their thoughts. We are looking for solutions and more projects the Academy can consider. It can’t be solved overnight. While controversy around one particular awards show’s racial consciousness simmers, bubbles and boils over, the NAACP Image Awards are determinedly moving forward with its 47th annual ceremony honoring the previous year’s efforts to serve, and reflect, an inclusive America. Created at the height of the civil-rights movement, the Image Awards officially celebrate “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.”

To NAACP Image Awards 2017 Live board chairman Roslyn M. Brock, the awards “give society at large an opportunity to see the vast diversity of artistic achievement and accomplishment from every segment of American society. We celebrate the fact that we are the only multicultural, multi-ethnic awards show, highlighting America’s broad diaspora.” The Image Awards have gradually expanded their reach to cover motion pictures, television and popular music. Literary works were added in 2002. A total of 54 categories are lined up for the Feb. 5 black-tie ceremony at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, hosted for the third year in a row by “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson and televised live on TV One.

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NAACP president Cornell William Brooks says: “Many artists are recognized with Image Awards long before an Oscar or an Emmy. In effect, in terms of the music and film and television industries, you can think of them as early adopters — early recognizers, if you will.” He further believes the name “Image Awards” is to be taken seriously, by virtue of the “life and death consequences” of that which mass media propound with regard to people of color.

The personnel director sitting in front of an African-American applicant, Brooks argues, knows what he’s seen on screen. “We have people who are extraordinarily and prodigiously and immensely talented, competent and hard-working. There are also those who are less so.” He cites the preconceived images police officers often have in 48th Image Awards 2017 Live Online their heads when they stop a young African-American man or woman on the street to question them or arrest them. “We see images (on TV) of African-Americans as law-abiding citizens, and some who are not law-abiding citizens,” says Brooks. “Those images come from Hollywood, They’re not merely a matter of entertainment. They’re a matter of citizenship, and full participation in this society.”

The images represented in 2015’s categories signal a particularly robust sort of diversity. Top TV series run the gamut from “Black-ish” to “Orange Is the New Black” to “Key & Peele” on the comedy side, and “Empire,” “Scandal” and “How to Get Away With Murder” on the drama side. Competing for the motion picture prize are films examining modern concerns of people of color — “Beasts of No Nation” and “Concussion” — as well as box office smash “Straight Outta Compton”.

sentimental sports drama “Creed”; and the hip-hop, coming-of-age yarn (and Sundance prizewinner) “Dope.” All were hits crossing over to audiences of all races and ethnicities, while amassing a total of two nominations from the Motion Picture Academy. No one denies the Image Awards principally put forward NAACP Image Awards Live News talents whose access to mainstream awards is limited at best. Yet as chairman Brock is quick to point out, not being African-American is no disqualifier for Image Award consideration. Artists of Hispanic (Rita Moreno; America Ferrera) and South Asian (Mindy Kaling; Aziz Ansari) descent have competed, likewise white actors (Bryce Dallas Howard) and R&B headliners (Justin Timberlake). This year, in the writing categories alone, white scribes like Shem Bitterman, Pete Docter and Jill Soloway are in contention, albeit for projects of more than casual minority interest and subject matter as per the NAACP’s overall mission.

Andrea Berloff received the “very gratifying” news of her nomination, with partner Jonathan Herman, for the screenplay of “Compton” weeks prior to a similar designation from the Motion Picture Academy. “I live in the real world, and I understand the risk of white people writing black stories,” she says. “But I really set out to NAACP Image Awards 2017 Live collaborate with Ice Cube and Dre and Eazy-E’s widow to tell the story they wanted to tell. Their fingerprints are all over it.” For such a respected organization as the NAACP to find the work worthy of acknowledgment, she says, “meant we achieved what we set out to achieve. It’s not just a biopic about a rap group. It’s a movie that deals with racism in America, and police abuse and First Amendment rights, all these huge themes the music is there to support.” As it happens, tracking the congruence (or clash) of huge sociopolitical themes and entertainment has been the NAACP’s charge as far back as 1915, when protests were amassed when the megahit — and shockingly unabashed valentine to the Ku Klux Klan — “The Birth of a Nation” was projected at the White House to an approving President Wilson. Combatting negative images, and promoting healthy ones, are two sides of the same activist coin.

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