2022 NAACP Image Awards: Winner’s List [Full]

Published: Saturday 26th Feb 2022 by Rashad

As the curtains have been lowered and the credits have rolled on the Anthony Anderson-hosted 53rd NAACP Image Awards, which aired Saturday (February 26) on BET, eyes are turning to the event’s truest star:  its coveted trophies.

Crowning the year’s best and brightest in music, film, television, literary work, and more, the NAACP honored big names like Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Angela Bassett, and many more for their advancements of the representation of people of color in entertainment.

Curious to see who walked home with an award? See the full list inside:

Entertainer of the year

Jennifer Hudson *WINNER

Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Regina King

Tiffany Haddish

Outstanding motion picture

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

“King Richard”


“The Harder They Fall” *WINNER

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Outstanding actor in a motion picture

Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Jonathan Majors, “The Harder They Fall”

LaKeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Mahershala Ali, “Swan Song”

Will Smith, “King Richard” *WINNER

Outstanding actress in a motion picture

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

Halle Berry, “Bruised”

Jennifer Hudson, “Respect” *WINNER

Tessa Thompson, “Passing”

Zendaya, “Malcolm & Marie”

Outstanding supporting actor in a motion picture

Algee Smith, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah” *WINNER

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

Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”

Audra McDonald, “Respect”

Danielle Deadwyler, “The Harder They Fall”

Dominique Fishback, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Regina King, “The Harder They Fall” *WINNER

Outstanding animated motion picture (previously announced)

“Encanto” *WINNER


“Raya and the Last Dragon”

“Sing 2”


Outstanding comedy series



“Insecure” *WINNER

“Run the World”

“The Upshaws”

Outstanding actor in a comedy series

Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” *WINNER

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” *WINNER

Loretta Devine, “Family Reunion”

Regina Hall, “Black Monday”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Outstanding drama series


“All American”

“Godfather of Harlem”


“Queen Sugar” *WINNER

Outstanding actor in a drama series

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Damson Idris, “Snowfall”

Forest Whitaker, “Godfather of Harlem”

Kofi Siriboe, “Queen Sugar”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” *WINNER

Outstanding actress in a drama series

Angela Bassett, “9-1-1” *WINNER

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 (previously announced)

“Colin in Black & White” *WINNER

“Genius: Aretha”

“Love Life”

“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

“The Underground Railroad”

Outstanding actor in a television movie, limited-series or dramatic special (previously announced)

Anthony Mackie, “Solos”

Jaden Michael, “Colin in Black & White”

Kevin Hart, “True Story” *WINNER

Wesley Snipes, “True Story”

William Jackson Harper, “Love Life”

Outstanding actress in a television movie, limited-series or dramatic special (previously announced)

Betty Gabriel, “Clickbait”

Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”

Danielle Brooks, “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

Jodie Turner-Smith, “Anne Boleyn”

Taraji P. Henson, “Annie Live!” *WINNER

Outstanding new artist

Cynthia Erivo

Jimmie Allen

Saweetie *WINNER


Zoe Wees

Outstanding male artist

Anthony Hamilton *WINNER



J. Cole

Lil Nas X

Outstanding female artist


Ari Lennox



Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER

Outstanding album

“An Evening With Silk Sonic,” Silk Sonic

“Back of My Mind,” H.E.R.

“Certified Lover Boy,” Drake

“Heaux Tales,” Jazmine Sullivan *WINNER

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

Click here for the full list of winners, including those announced ahead of tonight’s telecast.

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  1. Josh February 27, 2022

    Another popularity contest of a show.

  2. Tino February 27, 2022

    When Jennifer Hudson is beating out Megan Thee Stallion for entertainer of the year, while also beating out Halle Berry and Zendaya for best actress then you know something is wrong.

    When Anthony Hamilton is beating out Drake for outstanding male artist you REALLY KNOW something is wrong.

    Lol the NAACP Image Awards needs to stop the BS of just giving the lesser/D level celeb the award cause they know they won’t win nothing at the major award shows.

  3. Party in my Holes 🎉 February 27, 2022

    No Asian no latin artists? I want to see some other colors but not just one color

    • Your Name February 27, 2022

      Do they honor other races at the Latin Grammy Awards? I doubt you even watched the awards so why do you care.

  4. Le’Michael February 27, 2022

    How did Beyonce get a nomination? Was she even active last year? Honest question, no shade.

    • Truth February 27, 2022

      Payola residuals

      • akathexfactor February 28, 2022

        🤣 lol

  5. Slim February 27, 2022

    Glad I missed it. Winners suck and No doja cat and Chris brown but Beyoncé. Coulda at least made it interesting. Anthony Anderson and Anthony Hamilton should’ve won

  6. akathexfactor February 28, 2022

    Most winners they got right, best new artist should have went to Tems and they snubbed Andra Day twice I see. JH shouldn’t have been nominated for the Aretha movie. 😑

  7. Doing me 36 March 2, 2022

    Saweetie are Jennifer Hudson should have not been nominated let alone win any award. Cynthia Erivo played Aretha way better than Jennifer she sucked and that movie just like all the others, and Sasweetie is a terrible artist she can’t rap are dance who would nominate her.

  8. Doing me 36 March 2, 2022

    The Entertainment industry is hell lol no talent anymore just women showing ass and man with jewelry and money.

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