It looks like the brass over at the NAACP Image Awards came to the conclusion that there’s no need to end a good thing prematurely and have locked in actor and comedian Anthony Anderson as the show’s host for at least the next two years.
Late last week, the NAACP and TV One announced that the “Blackish” star signed a multi-year deal that will extend his hosting duties of the star-studded show through the upcoming 47th and 48th editions of the program.
“I look forward to the NAACP Image Awards each year! The NAACP Image Awards always delivers an epic evening with the best of the best across film, TV, music, and literature,” the 45-year-old Compton, California native said. “It is a privilege and honor to be asked back to host for the next two years – there is no doubt that this year’s show is going to be magnificent. I may even have a few surprises up my sleeves!”
Since 1967, the NAACP Image Awards have celebrated the accomplishments of people of color in TV, music, literature and film while also honoring individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative means. Last year’s show included appearances by David Oyelowo, Kerry Washington, Laverne Cox, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and more.
The 47th NAACP Image Awards will air as a two-hour special Feb. 5 on TV One.