NAACP Image Awards 2018: See All the Red Carpet Fashion as the Stars Arrive

Anthony Anderson is set to host the 49th annual award show from Los Angeles

By Mike Vulpo Jan 16, 2018 1:31 AMTags
Yara Shahidi, 2018 NAACP Image AwardsMatt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

The countdown to the 49th NAACP Image Awards is on!

If you didn't already guess, we're just hours away from the annual event that celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film.

The glamorous award show, hosted by Black-ish star Anthony Anderson, is expected to be a star-studded affair with Sterling K. Brown, Michael B. Jordan, Yara Shahidi, Issa Rae and many others serving as presenters.

Common and Andra Day are expected to perform while Danny Glover will receive the "President's Award" for his humanitarian efforts from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

As for who will receive the NAACP "Entertainer of the Year" award, you'll just have to watch tonight at 9 p.m. on TV ONE.

Before the show begins, however, we have to talk about the star-studded red carpet and the fashionable looks seen on our favorite stars. Take a look in our massive gallery below.

2018 NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Fashion
Samira Wiley

A yellow Romona Keveža dress has never looked better on the Orange Is the New Black star who completed her look with jewelry from MARLI New York and DVANI. 


Before performing one of his biggest songs on stage, the singer poses for photographers on the red carpet. 

Mandy Moore

We're in love with the This Is Us star's light blue dress and jewelry from Graziela Gems. 

Laverne Cox

The Orange Is the New Black star sizzles on the carpet with her black dress. 

Andra Day

Before she lights up the stage on live TV, the singer sparkles on the red carpet. 

Halle Berry

Bow down to one of the best! The A-list actress doesn't disappoint yet again on the red carpet in her Reem Acra dress. 

Tracee Ellis Ross

"Wearing a @narciso_rodriguez dress, @tiffanyandco jewelry, @louboutinworld pumps, @tylerellis_official clutch, along with a vintage @ysl feather jacket from my closet. Styling by @karlawelchstylist," the Black-ish star shared on Instagram. "Hair by @araxi_by_appointment_only, makeup by @stephensollitto #blackish." 

Issa Rae

The Entertainer of the Year nominee may just win the biggest award of the night. She is wearing Tiffany & Co. earrings.

Kerry Washington

The Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nominee may just walk away with a special award for her role in Scandal.

Yara Shahidi

The beloved Grown-ish star is ready to support her TV dad Anthony Anderson at the annual award show while wearing Vera Wang. 

Caleb McLaughlin

The Outstanding Performance by a Youth winner has one big reason to celebrate Stranger Things tonight. 

Sterling K. Brown & Ryan Michelle Bathe

Date night done right! The This Is Us star (wearing Chopard jewelry) brings his beautiful wife to the star-studded evening. 

Miles Brown

The Black-ish star shows off his own unique style before supporting his co-star Anthony Anderson inside. 

Josh Gad

The Frozen star looks handsome in his suit and bow-tie for the annual event. He completes his look with a Chopard watch. 

Keegan-Michael Key & Elisa Pugliese

The newly engaged couple steps out for a special night of entertainment.

Niecy Nash

The Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominee celebrates the success of Claws in a Mac Duggal dress, Kukka Jewelry earrings and other jewelry from Jason of Beverly Hills.

Yvette Nicole Brown

The Elena of Avalor star wows fans and red carpet watchers with her designer dress. 

Lonnie Chavis

Big 3 in the house! The This Is Us star is already a fashion pro thanks to his latest red carpet look. 

Marsai Martin

The Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner already has a big reason to celebrate tonight. 

Danielle Brooks

The Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series nominee arrives to represent Orange Is the New Black

Jeannie Mai

This is her time to shine! The talk-show host celebrates The Real's Outstanding Talk Series win. She is wearing Neil J. Rodgers shoes and Mattia Cielo earrings. 

Tamera Mowry-Housley

"We are definitely the show that could!!! We never stopped dreaming, believing, and praying!" the talk-show host shared on Instagram after learning The Real won big. 

Adrienne Houghton

"G L A M  N A A C P," The Real co-host shared on Instagram before hitting the red carpet. "Hair by: @hair4kicks Makeup: @rokael_lizama Jumper @fashionnova" 

Bianca Lawson

The Queen Sugar star adds a splash of color to the carpet with her red dress. 

Jasmine Sanders

The supermodel sports a red dress from Ester Abner's Resort 2018 collection.

Keesha Sharp

The Marshall star poses for the cameras before showtime begins. 

Lil Rel Howery

"I want to thank PERRY ELLIS for both of my suits I've worn the last few days..." the Get Out star wrote on Instagram. "And shout to @camaraaunique for grooming me today..." 

Demetria McKinney

The Outstanding New Artist nominee is ready for a night of celebration in Pasadena. 

Rutina Wesley

The Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nominee celebrates the success of OWN's Queen Sugar

Storm Reid

We can't stop gushing over the Wrinkle in Time star's latest look on the carpet. She is wearing a Yanina Couture dress.

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The 2018 NAACP Image Awards air live from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium tonight at 9 p.m. on TV ONE.