dots55th NAACP Image Awards Photos

Published on March 17, 2024 by Sonya's Spotlight
Taraji P. Henson

“55th NAACP Image Awards” Images (Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET)

Terrence J and Keke Palmer 
Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 55th NAACP Image Awards
Amanda Gorman winner of the “Chairman’s Award”
Queen Latifah hosts the 55th NAACP Image Awards
 Usher winner of the “Entertainer of the Year Award”
Damson Idris winner of the “Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Award
utstanding Actor in a Drama Series Award
Ryan Michelle Bathe and Sterling K. Brown 
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Naturi Naughton
Taraji P. Henson 
Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, Johnny Gill, Bobby Brown and Ricky Bell of New Edition winner of the “Hall of Fame Award” 
Glynn Turman
Derrick Johnson, President & CEO of NAACP
Leslie Jones
Gail Bean winner of the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Award” 
India Amarteifio winner of the “Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Award”
Amanda Gorman winner of the “Chairman’s Award”
Eva Marcille 
Halle Bailey and DDG
Sabrina Dhowre Elba and Idris Elba

Claudia Jordan
Bobby Brown and Alicia Etheredge
Quinta Brunson

Andra Day.

March 16, 2024 NAACP and BET honored Black excellence in music, television and film across 90 categories at the “55th NAACP Image Awards.” Hosted by GRAMMY® award-winning recording artist, critically acclaimed Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning and Academy Award®-nominated actor and producer Queen Latifah (series star/executive producer of The Equalizer, CBS), the legendary show aired live at 8 pm ET / PT on BET, CBS and additional Paramount Networks live from the Shrine Auditorium. Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Mike Epps, Quinta Brunson, The Color Purple, Usher and more took top honors. Special awards recipients delivered moving speeches, including Amanda Gorman, New Edition, and Usher. Watch an encore of the “55th NAACP Image Awards” Monday, March 18 at 7 PM ET/PT on BET.

Globally recognized as one of the most distinguished multicultural award shows, the “55th NAACP Image Awards” continues its tradition of excellence, uplifting values that inspire equality, justice, and progressive change, and highlighting artists committed to these values.

The complete list of winners for the “55th NAACP Image Awards” are: 




Angel Laketa Moore


Outstanding Motion Picture

The Color Purple

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Fantasia Barrino – The Color Purple

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Colman Domingo – Rustin

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Colman Domingo – The Color Purple

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Taraji P. Henson – The Color Purple 

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture

Phylicia Pearl Mpasi – The Color Purple 

Outstanding Youth Performance (Motion Picture)

Mila Davis-Kent – Creed III

Outstanding International Motion Picture


Outstanding Cinematography in a Feature Film 

Eric K. Yue – “A Thousand and One”

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

Blitz Bazawule – “The Color Purple”

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture


Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

“The Color Purple”

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (TV or Film)  

“Creed III”

Outstanding Short Form (Live Action)

“The After”

Outstanding Short Form (Animated)

“Lil’ Ruby”

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Motion Picture)

Issa Rae – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”


Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

India Ria Amarteifio – Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Damson Idris – Snowfall

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Mike Epps – The Upshaws

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Chloe Bailey – Praise This

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special

Keith Powers – The Perfect Find

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special


Outstanding Talk Series

The Jennifer Hudson Show

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

Sherri Shepherd – Sherri

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Gail Bean – Snowfall

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Adrian Holmes – Bel-Air

Outstanding Drama Series

Queen Charlotte:  A Bridgeton Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Ayo Edebiri – The Bear 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

William Stanford Davis – Abbott Elementary

Outstanding Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special

Phylicia Rashad – Heaven Down Here

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special

Don Cheadle – Secret Invasion

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series)

Leah Sava Jeffries – “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

Outstanding Animated Series

“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder S2”

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television)

Michelle Buteau – “Survival of the Thickest”

Outstanding Guest Performance

Michael B. Jordan – “Saturday Night Live”

Outstanding Variety Show (Series or Special)

“A Black Lady Sketch Show”

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble

DC Young Fly – “Celebrity Squares”

Outstanding Reality Program, Reality Competition or Game Show (Series)

“Wild ‘N Out”

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)

“20/20” – Kerry Washington: Thicker Than Water – A Conversation with Robin Roberts

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Gracie’s Corner”

Outstanding Performance in a Short Form Series 

Leslie Jones – “The Daily Show After The Cut”

Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama


Outstanding Short Form Series – Reality/Nonfiction

“I Was A Soul Train Dancer”

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television)

Kyla Pratt – “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder”


Outstanding International Song

“Me & U” – Tems

Outstanding Jazz Album

“Brand New Life” – Brandee Younger

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

“All Yours” – Kierra Sheard feat. Anthony Brown

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

“Father’s Day” – Kirk Franklin

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

“How We Roll” – Ciara feat. Chris Brown

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)

“Sensational” – Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

“The Color Purple – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” – Various Producers

Outstanding Original Score for TV/Film 

“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” – Jongnic Bontemps

Outstanding Male Artist

“Good Good” – USHER with 21 Savage x Summer Walker

Outstanding Female Artist

“The Journey” – H.E.R.

Outstanding New Artist

“Jaguar II” – Victoria Monét 

Outstanding Hip Hop/Rap Song

“Cobra” – Megan Thee Stallion

Outstanding Album

“Jaguar II” – Victoria Monét


Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction

“Family Lore” – Elizabeth Acevedo

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction

“The New Brownies’ Book” – Karida L. Brown and Charly Palmer

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author

“Rootless” – Krystle Zara Appiah

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography

“Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement” – Dr. Tanisha C. Ford

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional

“Historically Black Phrases: From ‘I Ain’t One of Your Lil’ Friends’ to ‘Who All Gon’ Be There?’” – Jarett Hill, Tre’vell Anderson

Outstanding Literary Work – Graphic Novel 

“The Talk” – Darrin Bell

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry

“Suddenly We” – Evie Shockley

Outstanding Literary Work – Children

“CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora” – Kahran Bethencourt

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens

“Everyone’s Thinking It” – Aleema Omotoni


Outstanding Documentary (Television)

“High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”

Outstanding Documentary (Film)

“Invisible Beauty”

Outstanding Short Form Documentary (Film)  

“Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games”


Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

Cord Jefferson – American Fiction

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Norman Vance Jr. – “Saturdays”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Carla Banks-Waddles – “Bel-Air”

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran – “Heist 88”


Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Ava DuVernay – Origin

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

neema barnette – “GRAND CREW”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Dawn Wilkinson – “Power Book II: Ghost”

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Chris Robinson – “Shooting Stars”

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

Allen Hughes – “Dear Mama”


Outstanding News and Information Podcast

“Holding Court with Eboni K. Williams”

Outstanding Podcast – Limited Series/Short Form 

“Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast”

Outstanding Podcast – Scripted Series  

“Yes We Cannabis”

Outstanding Arts, Sports and Entertainment Podcast

“Here’s The Thing”

Outstanding Society and Culture Podcast

“The 85 South Show with Karlous Miller, DC Young Fly and Chico Bean”

Outstanding Lifestyle / Self-Help Podcast

“Black Money Tree”


Outstanding Costume Design (Television or Film)

The Color Purple – Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

Outstanding Hairstyling (Television or Film)

The Color Purple – Lawrence Davis, Tym Wallace, Andrea Mona Bowen, Angela Renae Dyson, Jorge Benitez Villalobos

Outstanding Make-up (Television or Film)

The Color Purple – Carol Rasheed, Saisha Beecham, Ngozi Olandu Young, Manny Davila, Milene Melendez

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