How To Watch The 2024 NAACP Image Awards

The 55th NAACP Image Awards will broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Hosted by Queen Latifah for the second year in a row, the night promises to be one full of love, laughter, and recognition of the highest achievements in film, sports, television, and more.

If you’re here, you’re probably looking to figure out how to catch the star-studded awards show, as many of the NAACPs previous ceremonies went un-televised. Well, you’re in luck, as the show will air Saturday, March  8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and BET. With our antenna days behind us, those without cable who would like to watch the NAACP Image Awards live can sign up for a free trial to DirecTV Stream, FuboTV or Paramount+ to stream the show online for free. All three streaming services carry a live feed of CBS, so you can watch the NAACP Awards online free without cable.

The ceremony, which will find icons like New Edition entering the NAACP Hall Of Fame and Frankie Beverly receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award, has already announced several 2024 winners within categories including Outstanding Variety Show, Reality Program, Animated Series, Documentary, Independent Motion Picture, and Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, and more. Winners thus far have included Issa Rae, Kyla Pratt, Victoria Monet, Ciara, Michael B. Jordan and the cast of The Color Purple.

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 25: Zendaya attends the 54th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 25, 2023 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Kayla Oaddams/WireImage)

Check out the latest winners from the 2024 NAACP Awards below and be sure to tune in Saturday, March 16, for the full ceremony at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CBS and BET. Stream the NAACP Image Awards online free through DirecTV Stream here.

Outstanding Animated Series

“The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder S2”

Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Motion Picture)

Blitz Bazawule – “The Color Purple”

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 Documentary (Film)

“Invisible Beauty”

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture


Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture

“The Color Purple”

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble (TV or Film)  

“Creed III”

Watch the 2024 NAACP Image Awards online free with DirecTV Stream or Fubo.