The NAACP announced today that actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover will be presented with the NAACP “President’s Award” at the 49th NAACP Image Awards on Monday, January 15, 2018 LIVE at 8c on TV One.
The NAACP “President’s Award,” chosen by NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson, is bestowed in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service. Past honorees include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee.
“Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs,” stated Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP. “Mr. Glover remains a great artist and true inspiration who always uses his celebrity status to advance the cause of social justice and respect for our diverse society. It is with great honor that I bestow this year’s NAACP President’s Award on Mr. Glover for his phenomenal altruistic efforts both domestically and internationally.”
Danny Glover has been a commanding presence on screen, stage and television for more than 30 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the blockbuster Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which he produced. In recent years, he has starred in an array of motion pictures including the critically-acclaimed Dreamgirls directed by Bill Condon, and in the futuristic 2012 for director Roland Emmerich. Additionally, Mr. Glover is highly sought after as a public speaker, delivering inspirational addresses in such diverse venues such as college campuses, union rallies and business conventions.
Most recently he starred in Almost Christmas for Universal Studios and will soon be seen in Come Sunday opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor, Old Man & The Gun with Robert Redford, and Proud Mary opposite Taraji P. Henson.
The NAACP Image Awards winners will be announced during the two-hour star-studded event hosted by Anthony Anderson, which will be broadcast LIVE on TV ONE at 8c on Monday, January 15, 2018, the federal holiday honoring the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A one-hour pre-show will air live from the red carpet at 7c.