Michael Jackson's memorial tribute broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles has been nominated for an Outstanding Variety NAACP Image Award.
BET, CNN, NBC, MTV, and ABC all broadcast Michael's memorial service from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 7, 2009, almost two weeks after died of cardiac arrest while left unattended by his physician, Dr. Conrad Murray. The star-studded memorial was attended by thousands of fans lasted 90 minutes and monopolized live broadcasts as well as news rebroadcasts later that day. The memorial featured personal anecdotes and tributes by Magic Johnson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Al Sharpton, Jennifer Hudson, Brooke Shields, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie, Usher, and John Mayer, as well as Jackson's family members.
The NAACP Image Awards air live on Fox Feb. 26 at 8PM EST.