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February 10, 2019
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(BPRW) 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS – ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR | BEYONCÉ, CHADWICK, RYAN, REGINA AND LEBRON

(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES, CA  – Voting opens today for the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS – NAACP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Award, the winner to be revealed during the two-hour special airing live on TV One, Saturday, March 30, 2019 from the Dolby Theatre.  The five nominees are: Beyoncé, Chadwick Boseman, Ryan Coogler, Regina King, and LeBron James.

The voting is open to the general public beginning today by visiting the NAACP Image Awards website http://www.naacpimagewards.net – the only place to vote for 50THNAACP IMAGE AWARDS – NAACP ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR.  Voting closes on March 4, 2019.

The NAACP Image Awards is the most respected event of its kind and is well attended by many of the top names in the entertainment industry.  In recent years some of the biggest names in film, television and music appeared including Denzel Washington, Oprah, John Legend, Viola Davis, Anthony Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, Gabrielle Union, Kevin Hart, Stevie Wonder, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gina Rodriguez, Chrissy Teigen, Kerry Washington, Nate Parker, Morris Chestnut, Ice Cube, LL Cool J, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tika Sumpter, Keegan-Michael Key, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee, Loretta Devine, Shonda Rhimes, Omari Hardwick, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Don Cheadle, Sanaa Lathan, Keke Palmer, Michael Ealy, Ken Jeong, Sylvester Stallone, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Trevor Noah, and more.

As previously announced, the production team will consist of Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Co-Executive Producer, Robin Reinhardt as Producer and Rachel Frimer as Executive in Charge of Production.

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About NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas at NAACP.org.

 About TV One:

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on TwitterInstagram  and Facebook(@tvonetv) using the hashtag #IMAGEAWARDS.