Some of our favorite celebs were on hand for the NAACP Image Awards luncheon on Saturday.
The best in entertainment were honored with nominations by the NAACP for its upcoming Image Awards.
Photographed above is singer, Major who is nominated for outstanding song. Actress Niecy Nash, who is nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy series for CLAWS.
The Real co-host, Jeannie Mai, and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton. The Real has been nominated for outstanding talk series.
Black-ish actress, Marsai Martin and This is Us actor, Lonnie Chavis. Both shows are nominated for awards.
MC Lyte and film producer Reginald Hudlin, who is best known for House Party, Django Unchained, and Marshall.
Actress, writer and producer, Lena Waithe also attended the luncheon. Her Netflix show, Master of None is nominated for best writing.Demetria McKinney, who did the darn thing playing Whitney Houston in the Bobbi Kristina movie is nominated for outstanding new artist.
Also in attendance were Yvette Nicole Brown, Lil Rel Howery, Loretta Devine, and wedding and interior designer, Diann Valentine.NAACP President, Derrick Johnson (shown above) encouraged luncheon attendees to use their platforms as entertainers and athletes for social justice.Niecy Nash touched on diversity in Hollywood.
“I feel like there are amazing storytellers — Dee Rees, Ava DuVernay, Spike Lee — I feel like those storytellers are inviting people to develop a new narrative about what a leading lady looks like.”
The 49th annual NAACP Image Awards will broadcast LIVE on TV ONE on Monday, January 15, 2018 at 9pm/8c, the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 8pm/7c.