‘Queen Charlotte’ Wins Big at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards

‘Queen Charlotte’ Wins Big at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards

“I’m so grateful for this show,” India Amareion said in her acceptance speech. “It has made me feel so grounded in what it means to be a Black person and a Black woman.”

The 2024 NAACP Image Award winners are in!
Following a star-studded ceremony featuring a performance from Andra Day and hosted by Queen Latifah, Usher was honored with the 2024 President’s Award, which recognizes figures for their special achievements and distinguished public service.

In the film and TV portion of the awards, Abbott Elementary won big, picking up several awards including outstanding comedy series and a trophy for outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series for William Stanford Davis.

Other notable winners included Ayo Edebiri for her role in The Bear, Chloe Bailey for her role in Praise This, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story for outstanding drama series, Swarm for outstanding limited series, A Black Lady Sketch Show for outstanding variety show and Spider -Man: Across the Spider-Verse for outstanding motion picture.

Some Oscar winners continued their prize-winning streak, too — American Fiction’s Cord Jefferson took home the prize for outstanding writing in a motion picture just days after winning the best adapted screenplay Oscar.

In the music categories, Victoria Monet took home the prize for outstanding new artist, and Megan The Stallion won outstanding hip hop/rap song. Monet snagged another prize for her album “Jaguar II” and outstanding male artist went to Usher for his track “Good Good” with 21 Savage and Summer Walker.

The NAACP handed out its 2024 Image Awards at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Saturday March 16, and Abbott Elementary, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, Bel-Air, Snowfall, and The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder were repeat winners in the television categories.

In other honors from last night, Usher was named Entertainer of the Year, Amanda Gorman received the Chairman’s Award, and the R&B group New Edition was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame.

Queen Latifah hosted the glitzy event, which was broadcast on BET and CBS and simulcast on other Paramount-owned outlets.

At the 2024 NAACP Image Awards this weekend, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Prequel won two big awards, taking home trophies for Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series for star India Amareion, who plays the titular queen.

In her acceptance speech during the televised ceremony on Saturday, Amareion said, “I’m so grateful for this show. It has made me feel so grounded in what it means to be a Black person and a Black woman.” She also thanked the other actresses in her category (Angela Bassett, Octavia Spencer, Queen Latifah, and Zoe Saldaña), saying, “The women in my category, you have set the absolute standard of what it means to lead a show. Without you, this wouldn’t exist.”

While Amareion accepted her award, the Hollywood Reporter reports that Golda Ros Heuvel (who plays the older Queen Charlotte in the Bridgerton universe) shouted from the audience, “I support!” Other Queen Charlotte stars in attendance at the NAACP Image Awards included Adjoa Andoh and Arsema Thomas (who both played Lady Danbury).

Two days earlier, Ros Heuvel, Andoh, and Thomas were at the NAACP Image Awards Dinner, the non-televised portion of the event, where they accepted the award for Best Drama Series.
The annual NAACP Image Awards differs from other awards shows. “Unlike other award shows, we are a nonprofit that has an awards show, versus an awards show that has a nonprofit,” Robin Harrison, VP of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, told Variety. “So, our focus and our work are slightly different in that we can utilize the Image Awards to honor people who typically may not have been honored. That goes hand-in-hand with the advocacy work that we do in the industry.”

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