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‘Abbott Elementary,’ Angela Bassett and more win big at 54th NAACP Image Awards


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The 54th NAACP Image Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, aired on BET Saturday night live from the Pasadena Civic Center Auditorium in Pasadena, CA.

The night’s big winners included Abbott Elementary, which picked up multiple awards including Outstanding Comedy Series; Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, which nabbed Outstanding Motion Picture; and Angela Bassett, who took the top honor of Entertainer of the Year as well as Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for 9-1-1.

Other winners included Will Smith for Emancipation, Viola Davis for The Woman King, P-Valley and more.

Here are the winners in some of the major categories. For a full list, visit

Entertainer of the Year
Angela Bassett

Outstanding Actor in Drama Series
Nicco Annan, P-Valley

Outstanding Actress in Drama Series
Angela Bassett, 9-1-1

Chairman’s Award
Congressman Bennie Thompson

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series
Cedric The Entertainer, The Neighborhood

Social Justice Impact Award
Attorney Ben Crump

Outstanding Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary

Outstanding Drama Series

President’s Award
Gabrielle Union-Wade and Dwyane Wade

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, The Woman King

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Will Smith, Emancipation

Outstanding Motion Picture
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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