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45th NAACP Image Awards to be hosted by actor Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson to host NAACP Image Awards
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In less than two weeks we’ll find out the winners of the 45th annual NAACP Image Awards but now we know who will serve as host. According to The Wrap on Monday the emcee for the awards show that recognizes achievement in film, music, literature and television will be actor Anthony Anderson.

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Anderson is a veteran of the big and small screen with credits that include “Law & Order” and “The Shield" from television as well as the films “Romeo Must Die”, “Two Can Play That Game” and “Barbershop”.

Joining Anderson on the show as presenters are “About Last Night” co-stars Michael Ealy and Regina Hall along with Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, recent Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry and Gabrielle Union. The show will also induct director Paris Barclay and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences President Cheryl Boone Isaacs into the Image Awards Hall of Fame.

The 2014 NAACP Image Awards will broadcast on TV One Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. ET.