Danny Glover to Receive President’s Award at 49th NAACP Image Awards

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Actor Danny Glover will receive the President’s Award at next week’s 49th NAACP Image Awards.

Glover, who starred in such films as “Lethal Weapon” and “The Royal Tenenbaums,” has won six Image Awards with 13 total nominations. In addition to film, he has appeared in many television shows and miniseries, and has performed on stage, as well. He has been nominated for four Prime Time Emmy Awards, as well as a number of additional awards and commendations over his illustrious career.

In making the announcement today, NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said:

Danny Glover is a remarkable man whose accomplishments in Hollywood are matched by his philanthropic triumphs. 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.

The NAACP President’s Award is given in recognition of distinguished public service. Past honorees include Lonnie G. Bunch, III, John Legend, Van Jones, President Bill Clinton, Soledad O’Brien, Ruby Dee, Muhammad Ali, the Founding Members of the Black Stuntmen’s Association, Kerry Washington, and Spike Lee.

Glover receives this award in recognition of his many years of public service and activism.

The 49th NAACP Image Awards will be broadcast on Monday, January 15 on TV ONE. The date was specifically chosen because of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

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