Published on April 5th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Recap: TV One Highlights Black Excellence at the 50Th NAACP Image Awards Hosted by Anthony Anderson

As previously announced by the NAACP, some of the biggest names in film, television and music turned out for the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS on Saturday, March 30, which was broadcast live on TV One from The Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Anthony Anderson (Photo: TV One)

Anthony Anderson (Photo: TV One)

Hosted by Anthony Anderson, highlights from the evening included Beyoncé being named as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year and NAACP President Derrick Johnson presenting her husband Sean “Jay-Z” Carter with the prestigious President’s Award.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ fiery acceptance speech energized the audience as she was being honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award.

Additional honorees included REACH Media nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner who was presented with the Vanguard Award, and Ne-Yo, who was awarded the inaugural Black & Positively Golden Music Honor sponsored by McDonald’s. The Marvel Studios film “Black Panther” took home several awards including Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Ryan Coogler), Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture: Film (Ryan CooglerJoe Robert Cole), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Michael B. Jordan), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Danai Gurira), Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Chadwick Boseman), Outstanding Breakthrough Role in a Motion Picture (Letitia Wright), and Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture. Anthony Anderson also took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on “black-ish,” which also won Outstanding Comedy Series and garnered other awards.


Viewers of the 50TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were able to get an exclusive preview of THE BOBBY DEBARGE STORY trailer, which premiered during the telecast and premieres on TV One in June 2019.

Winners on the night included:

NAACP Entertainer of the Year


NAACP Chairman’s Award


Outstanding New Artist

Ella Mai (10 Summers/Interscope Records)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (Television)

Anthony Anderson – “black-ish” (ABC)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)

Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture (Film)

Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther (Marvel Studios)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Film)

Amandla Stenberg – “The Hate U Give” (20th Century Fox)

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

“Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)



Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Uncensored, Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK,www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.

For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hashtag #ImageAwards50.


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