Steve Harvey to host NAACP Image Awards

Steve Harvey speaks at the Screen Gems Presents The Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 14, 2012, in New York. Getty

Steve Harvey has been tapped to host next month's NAACP Image Awards.

The organization said Tuesday that presenters will include "Django Unchained" nominees Samuel L. Jackson and Jamie Foxx. Queen Latifah and Tony Goldwyn also will be among the presenters. Dennis Haysbert will be the announcer for the live broadcast.

The comedian, who launched in own talk show last September, said he's honored to host the ceremony and promised "great things in store for the night."

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Image Awards honor diversity in the arts. Contenders for the top movie prize are "Flight," "Django Unchained," "Beasts of the Southern Wild," "Red Tails" and "Tyler Perry's Good Deeds."

Last year's Image Awards featured appearances by Lenny Kravitz, George Lucas, Jennifer Hudson and others.

The 44th annual ceremony is scheduled to air Feb. 1 on NBC.

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