Congrats to the 2022 NAACP Image Award Winners

By Gabrielle Pharms | February 28, 2022

Award season is here! On Saturday, Feb. 26, the NAACP Image Awards were held in Los Angeles for its 53rd ceremony. Each year, the award show recognizes the achievements and performances of people of color across multiple categories, including film, television series, entertainers, and more. Award-winning Black-ish star Anthony Anderson returned as host of the event. In addition, the Chairman’s Award was presented to Samuel L. Jackson, and the Social Justice Award was given to Nikole Hannah-Jones. Big winners from the night included Insecure and Queen Sugar, while Outstanding Motion Picture went to The Harder They Fall.

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See below for the televised winners. Click here to view the full list of winners.

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

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

Photography by: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images