NAACP HOSTS 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS NOMINEES LUNCHEON
The NAACP hosted its 50th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon today at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles celebrating the achievements of the 50th NAACP Image Awards nominees.
Luncheon hosts Sheryl Lee Ralph and MAJOR. kicked off the event with remarks applauding the 110 years of the NAACP fighting for equality. “As artists, we know that Hollywood shapes what we see. That’s why inclusion in the entertainment industry is so important,” said MAJOR. Ralph added, “If we don’t realize we are the people we have been waiting for, then what are we waiting for? Now is the time for us to care about everything concerning people of color.”
NAACP President Derrick Johnson took to the stage to congratulate the nominees and praise them for telling the authentic stories of people of color, emphasizing the importance of representation across Hollywood, politics, and the corporate landscape. “How people see us on the big screen is how they treat us in the streets,” he said. “The Image Awards Nominees Luncheon is an occasion to celebrate the nominees of the prestigious Image Award. The best and brightest in film, television, music, literature and social justice. We are here today because each one of you has been integral to furthering equity, quality, and inclusion.”