There’s no better way to end Black History Month than celebrating the iconic NAACP Image Awards. The award ceremony took place on Saturday, February 26, with host Affion Crockett. Presenters included Issa RaeKerry WashingtonLL Cool JMorgan FreemanTiffany HaddishZendaya, and more.

The NAACP awards acknowledge music, television, theatre, film, and literature performances. Forty categories are voted on by the members of the NAACP, as well as honorary awards like the President’s Award, Chairman’s Award, Entertainer of The Year Award, and Hall of Fame Award. 

The Chairman’s Award was given to Samuel L. Jackson, a longtime activist and advocate of the civil rights movement and Alzheimers and cancer research. He has a foundation that raises awareness and money for various charitable causes.

The Entertainer of the Year was awarded to Jennifer Hudson, who also received Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture.

The Humanitarian of the Year was awarded to Darnella Frazier; this award presented to someone whose life work exemplifies the type of dedication to all the important issues the NAACP represents in their mission. Darnella was the young girl who recorded the murder of George Floyd, which was so crucial in the trial and later conviction of the police officers responsible for his death.

Take a look at the complete winners’ list below:


Entertainer of the year


Jennifer Hudson

Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Regina King

Tiffany Haddish


Outstanding motion picture


“The Harder They Fall”

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

“King Richard”


“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”


Outstanding actor in a motion picture


Will Smith, “King Richard”

Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Jonathan Majors, “The Harder They Fall”

LaKeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Mahershala Ali, “Swan Song”


Outstanding actress in a motion picture


Jennifer Hudson, “Respect”

Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Halle Berry, “Bruised”

Tessa Thompson, “Passing”

Zendaya, “Malcolm & Marie”


Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture


Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Algee Smith, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Delroy Lindo, “The Harder They Fall”

Idris Elba, “The Harder They Fall”

LaKeith Stanfield, “The Harder They Fall”


Outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture


Regina King, “The Harder They Fall”

Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”

Audra McDonald, “Respect”

Danielle Deadwyler, “The Harder They Fall”

Dominique Fishback, “Judas and the Black Messiah”


Outstanding animated motion picture 




“Raya and the Last Dragon”

“Sing 2”



Outstanding comedy series





“Run the World”

“The Upshaws”


Outstanding actor in a comedy series


Anthony Anderson, “black-ish”

Cedric the Entertainer, “The Neighborhood”

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

Elisha “EJ” Williams, “The Wonder Years”

Jay Ellis, “Insecure”


Outstanding actress in a comedy series


Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Loretta Devine, “Family Reunion”

Regina Hall, “Black Monday”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”


Outstanding drama series


“Queen Sugar”


“All American”

“Godfather of Harlem”



Outstanding actor in a drama series


Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Damson Idris, “Snowfall”

Forest Whitaker, “Godfather of Harlem”

Kofi Siriboe, “Queen Sugar”


Outstanding actress in a drama series


Angela Bassett, “9-1-1”

Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Queen Sugar”

Octavia Spencer, “Truth Be Told”

Queen Latifah, “The Equalizer”

Rutina Wesley, “Queen Sugar”


Outstanding television movie, limited series or dramatic special


“Colin in Black & White”

“Genius: Aretha”

“Love Life”

“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

“The Underground Railroad”


Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special


Kevin Hart, “True Story”

Anthony Mackie, “Solos”

Jaden Michael, “Colin in Black & White”

Wesley Snipes, “True Story”

William Jackson Harper, “Love Life”


Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited series or dramatic special


Taraji P. Henson, “Annie Live!”

Betty Gabriel, “Clickbait”

Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”

Danielle Brooks, “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

Jodie Turner-Smith, “Anne Boleyn”


Outstanding new artist



Cynthia Erivo

Jimmie Allen


Zoe Wees


Outstanding male artist


Anthony Hamilton



J. Cole

Lil Nas X


Outstanding female artist


Jazmine Sullivan


Ari Lennox




Outstanding album


“Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan 

“An Evening With Silk Sonic,” Silk Sonic

“Back of My Mind,” H.E.R.

“Certified Lover Boy,” Drake

“When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time,” Giveon


Source: https://variety.com/2022/film/awards/naacp-image-awards-2022-full-winners-list-1235191066/
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