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At the NAACP Image Awards nominees announcement press conference...

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Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives) (c)Soapdom/LMSAs Soapdom previously reported, the 43rd NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced at a live press conference at the Paley Center in Bevely Hills on Thursday, January 19, 2012.  Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives), Tracee Ellis Ross (Reed Between the Lines), Corey Reynolds (The Closer) and Craig Robinson (The Office) walked the Red Carpet -- which in this case was a seafood green carpet -- then adjourned to the Paley Center theater to announce the nominees and categories.  

After some introductory remarks by representatives of the NAACP, and one of its major sponsors for this event, UAW/Chrysler, Craig Robinson and Tracee Ellis Ross took to the podium to announce the first nominees.  Ross was a stitch as every time either she, or a project in which she worked, was nominated, she did a very cute happy dance around the podium.  At first, the low key and quite professional Craig Robinson took his duties quite responsibly, but when he was nominated, he took Ross' lead and did a happy dance around the podium as well.

It was easy to see how Vanessa Williams once won the Miss America pageant.  She is simply gorgeous.  She was having a great time at this event, laughing with co-announcers and NAACP staff at every turn.  She was seated in the theatre audience next to Corey Reynolds, who maintained a very calm, collected demeanor, until he was called to the podium to announce his batch of nominees.

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As soon as he took to the microphone, he revealed how hot and bothered he was thanks to sitting next to Williams.  He was beside himself with awe in her presence.  "I haven't said but a word to her all this time," he admitted.  But he took the opportunity at the podium to express how she wowed him.  She took it all very good naturally.

Williams was the last star to announce nominees.  And as it turned out. all the announcers were nominees themselves.

See the full list of nominees.

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.  

ABC and CBS lead the nominees in the TV categories with 18 and 16 nominations respectively, followed by BET and HBO, both with 15.  In the recording category, Columbia Records leads with eight nominations, followed by Warner Bros. Records with five nominations and Elektra Records with four nominations. Dreamworks Pictures/TouchstonePictures/Participant Media lead with eight nominations, while Focus Features and TriStar Pictures followed with seven, and Universal Pictures with five in the motion picture category.

The oldest civil rights organization in the country, the NAACP was founded in 1909.  The  organization's half-million adult and youth members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities and monitor equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.

Winners will be announced at the The 43rd NAACP Image Awards during a two-hour, star-studded broadcast airing live on NBC on Friday, February 17th (8-10 PM ET live/PT taped-delayed).


Craig Robinson, Vanessa Williams, Corey Reynolds, Tracee Ellis Ross (c)Soapdom/LMS



Tracee Ellis Ross (Reed Between the Lines) and Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives) (c)Soapdom/LMS

Craig Robinson (The Office), Tracee Ellis Ross (Reed Between the Lines) (c)Soapdom/LMS


Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives) (c)Soapdom/LMS

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