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NAACP Image Awards Winners List: ‘The Color Purple’ Tops Night As Usher Takes Entertainer Of The Year Trophy

The 55th NAACP Image Awards continued to honor Black excellence on Saturday night, with Queen Latifah hosting the live telecast from the Shrine Auditorium.

The Color Purple continued its winning streak on the final night of the NAACP Image Awards, taking the trophy for Outstanding Motion Picture. Fantasia Barrino also took the award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, with co-stars Colman Domingo and Taraji P. Henson winning their respective categories.

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Domingo also won an award for Rustin in the Outstanding Actor category.

Usher was named Entertainer of the Year the same night the artist received the President’s Award. Previous recipients of the President’s Award include Gabrielle Union-Wade, Dwyane Wade, Rihanna, LeBron James, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Lauryn Hill, and Soledad O’Brien, among others.

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Quinta Brunson continued to get accolades for her work on Abbott Elementary, winning the award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. Mike Epps won the award for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in The Upshaws.

The Color Purple swept the fashion categories Friday at the NAACP Image Awards. Blitz Bazawule’s film musical, which already scored three Image Awards this week, won three more for Outstanding Costume Design, Hairstyling and Make-Up.

See the full list of winners below.

Abbott Elementary was named Outstanding Comedy Series and Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story was named Outstanding Drama Series on Thursday night as the NAACP Image Awards continued its weeklong awards-giving honoring Black excellence in entertainment.

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Among other winners Thursday night were Ava DuVernay, for directing Origin, and Cord Jefferson, who repeated his Oscar win for his American Fiction screenplay; both are up for Outstanding Motion Picture on Saturday. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was named best animated film, while Brother was named best international movie. Creed III‘s Mila Davis-Kent won for Outstanding Youth Performance in a motion picture.

In the TV categories, Shepherd won for Outstanding Talk Host, while The Jennifer Hudson Show won Outstanding Talk Show. Swarm won for best TV movie, limited series or dramatic special. Other winners included The Bear‘s Ayo Edebiri, Chloe Bailey, Keith Powers, Phylicia Rashad and Don Cheadle.

Earlier this week, The Color Purple was among the movies picking up multiple awards, taking the Ensemble Cast prize along with Breakthrough Creative for director Blitz Bazawule and Outstanding Soundtrack. Other notable early-week winners in TV included HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show was named Outstanding Variety Show, DC Young Fly of Celebrity Squares was named Outstanding Host and Issa Rae of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse won for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.

On Monday, Image Awards were bestowed in the music and books categories, with winners including Usher, H.E.R., Megan Thee Stallion, Ciara, Kirk Franklin and Tems. Victoria Monét and Chris Brown were double winners.

Here’s the full winners list:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Usher

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

“Abbott Elementary”

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Damson Idris – Snowfall

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

India Amarteifio – Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Mike Epps – The Upshaws

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

Quinta Brunson – 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 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 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

“Swarm”

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 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 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 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 Documentary (Television)
“High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America”

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited–Series)
Leah Sava Jeffries – “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

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
“Doggyland”

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”

MOTION PICTURES

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 Costume Design
The Color Purple – Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

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

Outstanding Make-Up
The Color Purple – Carol Rasheed, Saisha Beecham, Ngozi Olandu Young, Manny Davila, and Milene Melendez

Outstanding Youth Performance (Motion Picture)

Mila Davis-Kent – “Creed III”

Outstanding Animated Motion Picture

“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

Outstanding International Motion Picture

“Brother”

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture

Cord Jefferson – “American Fiction”

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Ava DuVernay – “Origin”

Outstanding Cinematography in a Feature Film 
Eric K. Yue – “A Thousand and One”

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)
Blitz Bazawule – “The Color Purple”

Outstanding Documentary (Film)
“Invisible Beauty”

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
“Brother”

Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
“The Color Purple”

Outstanding Short Form Documentary (Film)  
“Black Girls Play: The Story of Hand Games”

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”

TELEVISION OR MOTION PICTURES

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)
Allen Hughes – “Dear Mama”

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (TV or Film)  
“Creed III”

PODCASTS

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”

MUSIC

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

BOOKS

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

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