LOS ANGELES (March 30, 2019) – The winners of the 50th NAACP Image Awards were announced tonight during the live broadcast on TV One from The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The live special was hosted by Anthony Anderson, who also doubled as a nominee, and took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on black-ish. Beyoncé was honored as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year, and Congresswoman Maxine Waters was presented the NAACP Chairman’s Award.
Additional winners included radio host and personality Tom Joyner who was presented with the Vanguard Award, which recognizes an individual whose groundbreaking work increases our understanding and awareness of racial and social issues and NE-YO, who was awarded the inaugural Black & Positively Golden Music Honor Sponsored by McDonald’s, and Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter” who NAACP President Derrick Johnson presented with the prestigious President’s Award.
The 50th NAACP Image Awards production team included Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin, Tony McCuin as Director, Byron Phillips as Producer, and Robin Reinhardt as Talent Producer.