HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Jussie Smollett has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award happening this Saturday in Hollywood, but it is unclear if the “Empire” actor will be in attendance.

The award show comes just days after 16 counts of disorderly conduct had been dropped against Smollett.

The actor was accused of falsifying a police report and lying to police after falsely reporting being the victim of a hate crime attack back in January.

US television actor Jussie Smollett attends Leighton Criminal Court with his attorney Tina Glandian (L) on March 14, 2019, in Chicago. (credit: E. JASON WAMBSGANS/AFP/Getty Images)

This year will be the fourth time Smollett has been nominated for the Image Awards’ Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, winning the award in 2017.

According to Variety, “Black-ish” star Anthony Anderson, who is hosting the award show for the sixth time, hopes to see Smollett there.

On Wednesday, Anderson told Variety, “I hope he wins…I’m happy for him that the system worked for him in his favor because the system isn’t always fair, especially for people of color. So I’m glad it worked out for him.”

Anderson went on to say, “It’s not my place or any other person’s place to judge him or what not, but I’m glad that he’s nominated,” Anderson concluded. “I hope he wins because I’d be interested to hear his speech.”

Pamela Sharp, a representative for Smollett, told USA TODAY that she did “not have that information as of now” as to whether the nominee would be in attendance Saturday.


Comments (12)
  1. jonathanfladgcom says:

    The NAACP should be ashamed of yourself

  2. Alessandro Machi says:

    The Media never drilled deeper. This entire story is about Fox UNDERPAYING Smollett for four consecutive. No investigation into the racist pay structure Fox appears to use and keeps using. Shame on all of you for not doing a real investigation. Smollett was Financially abused for the first three or four years he was on Empire.

  3. Danny Bucciante says:

    the anti christen lawyers society
    is made up of boobs they all have something in common they are stupid

  4. What Tawana Brawley was not available?

  5. I only feel bad for all the others before him that have been nominated and or won. This minimizes and degrades the reward to a point of worthlessness. If Smollett was the “man of faith” he claims to be he would have admitted it, ask forgiveness and then thanked the American people for giving him another chance. And you know what? The world would have loved him and rallied around him instead of seeing him for the liar he is. He has vilified himself as a result. This is where Karma comes in. What goes around, comes around.

  6. Jussie Smollett committed crimes and he was paid to do so by Obama, Kamala Harris who is his aunt and Cory Booker. This was done to try and start a race war. The Prosecutor was paid $400,000 to drop all these charges. Corruption and Criminality deserve no honor and no reward

  7. Rachel Swiss says:

    This is satire right?

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