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Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie to host Image Awards

Feb. 15, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Sanaa Lathan and Anthony Mackie are to serve as hosts of the 43rd NAACP Image Awards ceremony in Los Angeles, NBC said Wednesday.

The 2-hour special will be broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium Friday.

Scheduled to appear are LL Cool J, Paula Patton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Jordin Sparks, Corey Reynolds, Judge Greg Mathis, Harry Belafonte, Holly Robinson Peete, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cicely Tyson, Diahann Carroll, Archie Panjabi and Hill Harper.

Lined up to perform are Lenny Kravitz, Jill Scott, Kirk Franklin and Ne-Yo, the telecast's producers said.

The NAACP Image Awards celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors.

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