The biggest, brightest black and colored stars in Hollywood, gathered on Saturday, March 16th 2024 to grace the 55th edition of the NAACP Image Awards. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People which celebrates black excellence in all works of life held this year’s event in the City of Angels, Los Angeles, California at Shrine Auditorium.

This year’s award ceremony was hosted by the Emmy and Golden Globe awards winner and star & executive producer of the Equalizer series, the Queen herself, Queen Latifah. Black excellence was at its’ peak and some of the highlights of the award ceremony was the induction of the singer of ‘New Kids on the block’ and star of Blue Bloods, Donnie Wahlberg, into the NAACP Hall of Fame, Usher receiving the President’s award, presented by the President and CEO Derrick Johnson, a moving poetic speech by Amanda Gorman and the singing of the famous ‘happy birthday’ anthem, led by Sheryll Lee Ralph and directed by Erika Alexander, to Queen Latifah.

The NAACP Image Awards and their Recipients.
A. Television & Streaming Categories.
1. Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, India Amarteifio, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
2. Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series, Damson Idris, Snowfall.
3. Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series, Quinta Brunson Abbot, Elementary.
4. Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, Mike Epps, The Upshaws.
5. Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special, Chloe Bailey, Praise This.
6. Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special, Keith Powers, The Perfect Find.
7. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Gail Bean, Snowfall.
8. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Adrian Holmes, Bel-Air.
9. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Ayo Edebiri, The Bear.
10. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, William Stanford Davies, Abbot Elementary
11. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special, Phylicia Rashad, Heaven Down Here.
12. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special, Don Cheadle, Secret Invasion.
13. Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited Series), Leah Sava Jefferies, Percy Jackson and the Olympians.
14. Outstanding Performance in a Short Form Series, Leslie Jones, The Daily Show After The Cut.
15. Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television), Michelle Buteau, Survival of the Thickest.
16. Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television), Kyla Pratt, The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.

1. Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple.
2. Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Colman Domingo, Rustin.
3. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Taraji P. Henson, The Color Purple.
4. Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Colman Domingo, The Color Purple.
5. Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, The Color Purple.
6. Outstanding Youth Performance (Motion Picture), Mila Davies-Kent, Creed III.
7. Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture), Blitz Bazawule, The Color Purple.
8. Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Motion Picture), Issa Rae, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

1. Outstanding Motion Picture The Color Purple.
2. Outstanding Animated Motion Picture Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
3. Outstanding International Motion Picture Brother.
4. Outstanding Independent Motion Picture Brother.
5. Outstanding Short Form (Live Action) The After.
6. Outstanding Short Form (Animated) Lil’ Ruby.
7. Outstanding Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special Swarm.
8. Outstanding Talk Series The Jennifer Hudson Show.
9. Outstanding Drama Series Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.
10. Outstanding Comedy Series Abbott Elementary.
11. Outstanding Animated Series “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder S2”.
12. Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special) A Black Lady Sketch Show.
13. Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series) “Wild ‘N Out”.
14. Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) “20/20” – Kerry Washington: Thicker Than Water – A Conversation with Robin Roberts.
15. Outstanding Children’s Program Gracie’s Corner.
16. Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama “Doggyland”.
17. Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction “I Was A Soul Train Dancer”.

1. Outstanding Cinematography in a Feature Film, Erik K. Yue, A Thousand and One.
2. Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, Sherri Shepherd, Sherri.
3. Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble, DC Young, Fly Celebrity Squares.
4. Outstanding Guest Performance, Michael B. Jordan, Saturday Night Live.
5. Outstanding Costume Design (Television or Film), Francine Jamison-Tanchuck, The Color Purple.
6. Outstanding Hairstyling Television or Film), Lawrence Davis, Tym Wallace, Andrea Mona Bowen, Angela Renae Dyson, Jorge Benitez Villalobos, The Color Purple.
7. Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, Brother, NIL.
8. Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (TV or Film), Creed III, NIL.
9. Outstanding Social Media Personality, Angel Laketa Moore, NIL.
10. Outstanding Digital Civil Rights Activist ,Joy Buolamwini, NIL.
11. Entertainer of the Year, Usher, NIL.

1. Outstanding Male Artist, Usher ft. 21 Savage & Summer Walker, “Good Good”.
2. Outstanding Female Artist, H. E. R. “The Journey”.
3. Outstanding New Artist, Victoria Monet “Jaguar II”.
4. Outstanding International Song, Tems “Me & U”.
5. Outstanding Album, Victoria Monet “Jaguar II”.
6. Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song, Megan Thee Stallion “Cobra”.
7. Outstanding Soul/R&B Song, Coco Jons ft. Justin Timberlake “ICU (Remix)”.
8. Outstanding Jazz Album, Brandee Younger “Brand New Life”.
9. Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album, Chris Brown ft. Davido & Lojay “Sensational”.
10. Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song, Keirra Sheard ft. Anthony Brown “All Yours”.
11. Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album, Kirk Franklin “Father’s Day”.
12. Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional), Ciara ft. Chris Brown “How We Roll”.
13. Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary), Chris Brown ft. Davido & Lojay “Sensational”.
14. Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album, Various Producers “The Color Purple- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.
15. Outstanding Original Score for TV/Film, Jongnic Bontemps “Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”.

1. Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction, Elizabeth Acevedo, “Family Lore”.
2. Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction, Karida L. Brown & Charly Palmer, “The New Brownies’ Book”.
3. Outstanding Literary Work – Graphic, Novel Darrin Bell, “The Talk”.
4. Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry, Evie Shockley, “Suddenly We”.
5. Outstanding Literary Work – Children, Kahran Bethencourt, “Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora”.
6. Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens, Aleema Omotoni, “Everyone’s Thinking It”.
7. Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional, Jarret Hill & Tre’vell Anderson, “Historically. Black Phrases: From ‘I A’int One of your Lil’ Friends’ To ‘Who All Gon’ Be There?”
8. Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author, Krystle Zara Appiah, “Rootless”.
9. Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/Autobiography, Dr. Tanisha C. Ford, “Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money and Power behind the Civil Rights Movement”.

1. Outstanding Documentary (Television) High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America.
2. Outstanding Documentary (Film) Invisible Beauty.
3. Outstanding Short Form Documentary (Film) Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games.

1. Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture Cord, Jefferson American, Fiction.
2. Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series, Norman Vance J. Saturdays.
3. Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, Carla Banks-Waddles, Bel-Air.
4. Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special, Dwayne Johnson, Heist 88.

1. Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture, Ava DuVernay, Origin.
2. Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series, Neema Barnette, Grand Crew
3. Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series, Dawn Wilkinson, Power Book II: Ghost.
4. Outstanding Directing in a Television, Movie or Special, Chris Robinson, Shooting Stars.
5. Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture), Allen Hughes, Dear Mama.

1. Outstanding News & Information Podcast Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams.
2. Outstanding Podcast – Limited Series/Short Form Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.
3. Outstanding Podcast – Scripted Series Yes We Cannabis.
4. Outstanding Arts, Sports & Entertainment Podcast Here’s The Thing.
5. Outstanding Society & Culture Podcast The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly & Chico Bean.
6. Outstanding Lifestyle/Self-Help Podcast Black Money Tree.