‘The Color Purple’ And Michael B. Jordan Win Big During Night Three Of 2024 NAACP Image Awards


Tonight (March 13), the NAACP kicked off night three of the 55th NAACP Image Awards announcing the third round of winners in the non-televised award categories, which include Outstanding Animated Series, Documentary, Independent Motion Picture, and Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, and more. The awards were announced tonight during the NAACP Virtual Image Awards’ Show sponsored by Wells Fargo, Google, Bank of America, Gushers, FedEx, Airbnb, Amazon, Diageo, Denny’s, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines at  naacpimageawards.net.

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Tonight’s winners included The Color Purple for Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture, High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America for Outstanding Documentary (Television), Invisible Beauty for Outstanding Documentary (Film), Leah Sava Jeffries for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-Series) – Percy Jackson and the OlympiansMichael B. Jordan for Outstanding Guest Appearance – Saturday Night Live, Michelle Buteau for Outstanding Breakthrough Creative (Television) – Survival of the Thickest, and more.

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The night additionally featured host Khleo Thomas and appearances from presenters, including Brian Jordan (Tyler Perry’s Sistas), Marcel Spears (CBS’ The Neighborhood), and Nyambi Nyambi (NBC’s Night Court and  CBS’ Mike and Molly). The three-day-long 55th NAACP Image Awards Virtual Experience concluding tonight, invites fans to join the Image Awards in a celebration of the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 90 competitive categories. 

The “55th NAACP Image Awards,” hosted by Queen Latifah, will premiere LIVE on Saturday, March 16 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET and the CBS Television Network. 

The full list of winners from tonight can be found below: 

Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

Norman Vance Jr. – “Saturdays”

Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series

Carla Banks-Waddles – “Bel-Air”

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie or Special

Dwayne Johnson-Cochran – “Heist 88”

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

neema barnette – “GRAND CREW”

Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series

Dawn Wilkinson – “Power Book II: Ghost”

Outstanding Directing in a Television Movie or Special

Chris Robinson – “Shooting Stars”

Outstanding Directing in a Documentary (Television or Motion Picture)

Allen Hughes – “Dear Mama”

Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited–Series)

Leah Sava Jeffries – “Percy Jackson and the Olympians”

Outstanding Cinematography in a Feature Film 

Eric K. Yue – “A Thousand and One”

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”