Berry, Perry to host NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) - December 16, 2008

Nominations for the Image Awards, which honor those who promote diversity in the arts, will be announced Jan. 7.

The Feb. 12 ceremony, airing on Fox, will kick off a yearlong centennial celebration for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

Berry, an Academy Award-winner for "Monster's Ball," and Perry, whose credits include the film "Diary of a Mad Black Woman," are former Image Award winners.

Awards chair Clayola Brown said in a statement Tuesday that the two have broken entertainment-industry barriers and their success offers hope for further progress.

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