Sanaa Latham and Anthony Mackie Host the 43rd NAACP Image Awards

An all-star line-up is set for the “43rd NAACP Image Awards,” broadcast live from Los Angeles’ historic Shrine Auditorium on Friday, February 17, 2012 on NBC.

The two-hour live special will be hosted by Sanaa Latham (“Contagion”) and Anthony Mackie (“Hurt Locker,” “Adjustment Bureau”).  Some of the biggest names in film, television and music are scheduled to appear including LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper with performances by Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin, Ne-Yo and more. 

In addition, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association will receive the NAACP President’s Award.  The NAACP President’s Award, chosen by NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service.  Past honorees include President Bill Clinton, Soledad O'Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, and most recently, Van Jones.