(CNN/Meredith) -- "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is having a big week.
His charges for allegedly staging a hoax hate crime against himself were dropped, and this weekend he could take home a big award.
Smollett is nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 50th NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.
He hasn't said whether he'll attend the televised ceremony or not.
But Smollett arrived in Los Angeles Wednesday night.
An Illinois prosecutor dropped all 16 charges against Smollett on Tuesday.
But the city of Chicago plans to bill Smollett for the cost of the investigation.
Meanwhile, the actor's defense team is demanding an apology from the police chief and the mayor for “dragging an innocent man's character through the mud.”