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Under the auspices of the NAACP Image Awards 2024, the NAACP shone a spotlight on exceptional representations and accomplishments of people of colour across film, television, music, and literature in the preceding year, 2023. Emcee’d by the charismatic Queen Latifah, the ceremony graced screens on March 16, 2024, courtesy of BET and CBS simulcasts, while select categories were livestreamed on the Image Awards website from March 11th to 14th. This award ceremony took place at the iconic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

The journey to this remarkable event began with submissions for the 55th NAACP Image Awards, open online from July 31 to November 3, 2023. Public engagement flourished as online voting for performance categories’ shortlisted nominations ran from January 25 to February 24, 2024.

NAACP Image Awards 2024
Queen Latifah

When the nominations were announced on January 25, 2024, The Color Purple and Colman Domingo led the charge in the motion picture categories, capturing 16 and 3 nominations, respectively. Television and streaming categories found Ayo Edebiri at the forefront with notable nods for Abbott Elementary and The Bear. Meanwhile, in music, Victoria Monét and Usher emerged as frontrunners, earning six and five nominations, respectively. RCA Records dominated the recording categories with an impressive 20 nominations, while HarperCollins Publisher and Penguin Random House emerged as literary frontrunners with seven and four nods, respectively.

Among the standout moments of the evening was The Color Purple’s historic feat, amassing a staggering 13 nominations and clinching 11 wins—a remarkable achievement that surpassed the previous record held by The Best Man (1999), Black Panther (2018), and Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020), all tied with 10 nominations each.

NAACP Image Awards 2024 Full Winner’s List

Entertainer of the Year

Usher

Television + Streaming Categories 

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 Actress in a Drama Series

India 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 Independent Motion Picture 

Brother 

Outstanding International Motion Picture 

Brother 

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance in a Motion Picture 

Phylicia Pearl Mpasi – The Color Purple 

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture 

The Color Purple 

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture 

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Motion Picture) 

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

Outstanding Short–Film (Live Action) 

The After 

Outstanding Short–Film (Animated) 

Lil’ Ruby 

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture) 

Blitz Bazawule – The Color Purple

Outstanding Youth Performance in a Motion Picture

Mila Davis–Kent – Creed III 

Outstanding Cinematography in a Feature Film

Eric K. Yue – A Thousand and One 

Outstanding Comedy Series 

Abbott Elementary 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series 

William Stanford Davis – Abbott Elementary 

Outstanding Drama Series 

Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 

Adrian Holmes – Bel–Air 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 

Gail Bean – Snowfall 

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited–Series or Dramatic Special 

Swarm 

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

Keith Powers – The Perfect Find 

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

Chlöe Bailey – Praise This 

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

Don Cheadle – Secret Invasion 

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

Phylicia Rashad – Heaven Down Here 

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) 

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

Outstanding Talk Series

The Jennifer Hudson Show 

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

Leah Sava Jeffries – Percy Jackson and the Olympians 

Outstanding Guest Performance

Michael B. Jordan – Saturday Night Live 

Outstanding Animated Series

The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder 

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television) 

Kyla Pratt – The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder 

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television) 

Michelle Buteau – Survival of the Thickest 

Recording Categories 

Outstanding New Artist

Victoria Monét – WINNER

NAACP Image Awards 2024
Usher

Outstanding Male Artist

Usher 

Outstanding Female Artist

H.E.R.

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album

Father’s Day – Kirk Franklin 

Outstanding International Song

“Me & U” – Tems 

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album

“Sensational” – Chris Brown feat. Davido & Lojay 

Outstanding Album

Jaguar II – Victoria Monét 

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album

The Color Purple–Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song

“All Yours” – Kierra Sheard feat. Anthony Brown 

Outstanding Jazz Album

Brand New Life – Brandee Younger 

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song

“ICU Remix” – Coco Jones feat. Justin Timberlake 

Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song

“Cobra” – Megan Thee Stallion 

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)

Ciara feat. Chris Brown – “How We Roll” 

Outstanding Original Score for TV/Film

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts – Jongnic Bontemps 

Costume Design, Make–Up & Hairstyling Categories

Outstanding Costume Design (Television or Film)

Francine Jamison–Tanchuck –The Color Purple 

Outstanding Make-up (Television or Film)

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

Outstanding Hairstyling (Television or Film) 

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

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (TV or Film)

Creed III 

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