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Anthony Anderson Addresses Oscars Diversity Issue at NAACP Image Awards 2016 (Video)

Anthony Anderson Addresses Oscars Diversity Issue at NAACP Image Awards 2016 (Video)

Anthony Anderson hits the stage for his hosting gig at the 2016 NAACP Image Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on Friday night (February 5) in Pasadena, Calif.

The 45-year-old actor hosted the show and he was joined by his Black-ish co-star Tracee Ellis Ross. They both picked up awards for their work on the ABC comedy series!

“Look at these beautiful shades of people in the audience,” Anthony said. “Hollywood needs to know that this is what diversity is supposed to look like… I love seeing all these faces [of] black people working. Everybody keeps saying it’s a comeback. But hell, don’t call it a comeback. We’ve been here for years.”

“Even though we have our own awards show, I just want the other ones to be fair. I just hope they don’t go overboard next year and nominate too much black stuff out of guilt,” Anthony later said. “But tonight is not the night to focus on other awards shows. This is about us. This is our show. and it’s not a comeback. We have been here and we aren’t going anywhere.”

Also pictured inside: Ken Jeong and Tika Sumpter presenting an award together.

FYI: Tracee is wearing Schutz shoes.


NAACP Image Awards 2016 – Opening With Anthony Anderson
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