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Oprah Winfrey, Stevie Wonder among celebrities expected at NAACP Image Awards

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    Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela tonight at the NAACP Image Awards.

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    FILE - This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Oprah Winfrey as Gloria Gaines, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. "12 Years a Slave," "Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Fruitvale Station," ''Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" and "The Best Man Holiday" are vying for the outstanding motion picture trophy. (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox, file)

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Oprah Winfrey is paying tribute to the late Nelson Mandela tonight at the NAACP Image Awards.

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LOS ANGELES — Oprah Winfrey will pay tribute to the late Nelson Mandela at Saturday night’s NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, Calif.

Winfrey is among the celebrities expected at the 45th annual ceremony honoring diversity in the arts. The show will feature a performance by Stevie Wonder.

Other celebs expected to attend the Pasadena Civic Auditorium ceremony include Kerry Washington, Michael B. Jordan, Terrence Howard, Alfre Woodard, Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Vin Diesel and Tyrese Gibson. “Treme” and “Guys with Kids” actor Anthony Anderson is hosting.

“12 Years a Slave,” ‘’Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” ‘’Fruitvale Station,” ‘’Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” and “The Best Man Holiday” are vying for the motion picture trophy.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People’s awards ceremony will be broadcast live on the TV One channel.

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