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18 March 2024

Megan Thee Stallion Among Winners At 2024 NAACP Awards

Megan Thee Stallion NAACP Awards
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Megan Thee Stallion, Usher and more were among the winners in the Music and Books categories in the annual NAACP Awards.

On Monday, Image Awards were bestowed in the music and books categories, with winners also including Usher, H.E.R., Ciara, Kirk Franklin and Tems. Victoria Monét and Chris Brown were double winners. Megan Thee Stallion won the Best Hip-Hop/Rap Song for Cobra while Victoria Monet won Outstanding New Artist and Outstanding Artist for Jaguar II.

The 55th NAACP Image Awards, which honours Black excellence, was hosted by Queen Latifah from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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. 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.

Quinta Brunson continued to get accolades for her work on Abboy 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.

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.

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.

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