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Queen Latifah To Host 2023 NAACP Image Awards This Weekend; Some Winners Announced Ahead of the Show

Queen Latifah To Host 2023 NAACP Image Awards This Weekend; Some Winners Announced Ahead of the Show

Queen Latifah will be back at the NAACP Image Awards as host!

Announced via The Hollywood Reporter, The Equalizer star will be hosting the upcoming show this weekend.

“It’s an honor to host the 54th NAACP Image Awards, especially in the year we are celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop,” Queen shared in a statement. “This is a night to celebrate Black excellence and Black contribution to our industry and beyond. Celebrating one another, lifting each other up and you know we’ll have fun doing it!”

The 2023 NAACP Image Awards will be airing this weekend, Sunday, February 25 on BET, CBS and many other Paramount networks including CMT, Paramount Network, MTV and VH1.

In addition to the host announcement, presenters for the show were also revealed. Snowfall‘s Damson Idris, Taye Diggs, Harold Perrineau, Issa Rae, Janelle Monáe, Jonathan Majors, Kerry Washington, Letitia Wright, Zendaya and many more will be at the event.

Winners for the show have already been announced! Check out who they are:

Many of the winners and honorees for this weekend’s show were already announced. Check them out below:

Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction
“Take My Hand” – Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction
“Finding Me” – Viola Davis

Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
“Illustrated Black History: Honoring the Iconic and the Unseen” – George McCalman

Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography
“Scenes from My Life” – Michael K. Williams, Jon Sternfeld

Outstanding Literary Work – Instructional
“Black Joy: Stories of Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration” – Tracey Lewis-Giggetts

Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry
“To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness” – Robin Coste Lewis

Outstanding Literary Work – Children
“Stacey’s Remarkable Books” – Stacey Abrams, Kitt Thomas

Outstanding Literary Work – Youth/Teens
“Cookies & Milk” – Shawn Amos

Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special)
“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”

Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Tabitha Brown – “Tab Time”

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series
“Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls”

Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble
Jennifer Hudson – “The Jennifer Hudson Show”

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special)
“ABC News 20/20 Michelle Obama: The Light We Carry, A Conversation with Robin Roberts”

Outstanding International Song
“No Woman No Cry” – Tems

Outstanding Jazz Album – Instrumental
“JID014 (Jazz is Dead)” – Henry Franklin, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Adrian Younge

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Song
“Positive” – Erica Campbell

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album
“Kingdom Book One” – Maverick City Music & Kirk Franklin

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Traditional)
Silk Sonic – “Love’s Train”

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration (Contemporary)
Chris Brown feat. Wizkid – “Call Me Every Day”

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album
“Lift Me Up” – Rihanna

Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – Music From and Inspired By – Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan

Outstanding Male Artist
Chris Brown – “BREEZY” (Deluxe)

Outstanding Female Artist
Beyoncé – “Renaissance”

Outstanding Soul/R&B Song
“Cuff It” – Beyoncé

Outstanding Hip-Hop/Rap Song
“Hotel Lobby” – Quavo, Takeoff

Outstanding Album
“Renaissance” – Beyoncé

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