The 41st annual event honors the contributions of people of color to the arts. Performers include Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Keri Hilson, Tamela Mann, Jill Scott, Carlos Santana and the Roots. Tyler Perry receives the Chairman's Award, and Wyclef Jean receives the Vanguard Award. Nominees appearing include Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman, Sandra Bullock, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Mo'Nique and Mekhi Phifer. Anika Noni Rose and Hill Harper are the hosts.