NAACP Image Awards 2023: The winners list


The ceremony for the 54th NAACP Image Awards took place Saturday.

The event recognizes achievement in the arts, entertainment and culture by people of color in more than 80 categories. Quinta Brunson, Viola Davis, Will Smith and Angela Bassett, who won Entertainer of the Year, were among those honored.

A list of nominees in several film and television categories follows below. Winners are indicted in bold.

Angela Bassett *WINNER

Mary J. Blige

Quinta Brunson

Viola Davis


“A Jazzman’s Blues”

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” *WINNER


“The Woman King”


Daniel Kaluuya – “Nope”

Jonathan Majors – “Devotion”

Joshua Boone – “A Jazzman’s Blues”

Sterling K. Brown – “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul”

Will Smith – “Emancipation” *WINNER

Danielle Deadwyler – “TILL”

Keke Palmer – “Alice”

Letitia Wright – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Regina Hall – “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul”

Viola Davis – “The Woman King” *WINNER

Aldis Hodge – “Black Adam”

Cliff “Method Man” Smith – “On The Come Up”

Jalyn Hall – “TILL”

John Boyega – “The Woman King”

Tenoch Huerta – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” *WINNER

Angela Bassett – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” *WINNER

Danai Gurira – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

Janelle Monáe – “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”

Lashana Lynch – “The Woman King”

Lupita Nyong’o – “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”

“Abbott Elementary” *WINNER



“Rap S**t”

“The Wonder Years”

Anthony Anderson – “black-ish”

Cedric The Entertainer – “The Neighborhood” *WINNER

Donald Glover – “Atlanta”

Dulé Hill – “The Wonder Years”

Mike Epps – “The Upshaws”

Loretta Devine – “Family Reunion”

Maya Rudolph – “Loot”

Quinta Brunson – “Abbott Elementary” *WINNER

Tichina Arnold – “The Neighborhood”

Tracee Ellis Ross – “black-ish”

Brian Tyree Henry – “Atlanta”

Deon Cole – “black-ish”

Kenan Thompson – “Saturday Night Live”

Tyler James Williams – “Abbott Elementary” *WINNER

William Stanford Davis – “Abbott Elementary”

Janelle James – “Abbott Elementary” *WINNER

Jenifer Lewis – “black-ish”

Marsai Martin – “black-ish”

Sheryl Lee Ralph – “Abbott Elementary”

Wanda Sykes – “The Upshaws”




“P-Valley” *WINNER

“Queen Sugar”

Damson Idris – “Snowfall”

Jabari Banks – “Bel-Air”

Kofi Siriboe – “Queen Sugar”

Nicco Annan – “P-Valley” *WINNER

Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us”

Angela Bassett – “9-1-1” *WINNER

Brandee Evans – “P-Valley”

Queen Latifah – “The Equalizer”

Rutina Wesley – “Queen Sugar”

Zendaya – “Euphoria”

Adrian Holmes – “Bel-Air”

Amin Joseph – “Snowfall”

Caleb McLaughlin – “Stranger Things”

Cliff “Method Man” Smith – “Power Book II: Ghost” *WINNER

J. Alphonse Nicholson – “P-Valley”

Adjoa Andoh – “Bridgerton”

Bianca Lawson – “Queen Sugar”

Loretta Devine – “P-Valley” *WINNER

Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us”

Tina Lifford – “Queen Sugar”

“Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons”

“From Scratch”

“The Best Man: The Final Chapters” *WINNER

“The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”

“Women of the Movement”

Morris Chestnut – “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” *WINNER

Samuel L. Jackson – “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”

Terrence Howard – “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”

Trevante Rhodes – “Mike”

Wendell Pierce – “Don’t Hang Up”

Niecy Nash-Betts – “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” *WINNER

Regina Hall – “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”

Sanaa Lathan – “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”

Viola Davis – “The First Lady”

Zoe Saldaña – “From Scratch”

Glynn Turman – “Women of the Movement”

Keith David – “From Scratch” *WINNER

Omar Benson Miller – “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey”

Russell Hornsby – “Mike”

Terrence “TC” Carson – “A Wesley Christmas”

Alexis Floyd – “Inventing Anna”

Danielle Deadwyler – “From Scratch”

Melissa De Sousa – “The Best Man: The Final Chapters”

Nia Long – “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” *WINNER

Phylicia Rashad – “Little America”