Jennifer Hudson took home the award for Outstanding Host in a Talk or News/Information (Series or Special) for The Jennifer Hudson Show during the second night of the 54th NAACP Image Awards non-televised award categories.
Hudson beat out nominees that included Kevin Hart for Peacock’s Hart to Heart, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, and Tracee Ellis Ross for Hulu’s Hair Tales.
Social media influencer and actress Tabitha Brown was named Outstanding Host in a Reality/Reality Competition, Game Show or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble for her Youtube Originals preschool show Tab Time.
Lizzo and Amazon Prime Video’s Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls won the award for Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series.
The night’s other big winners included Trevor Noah for Outstanding Variety or Game Show (Series or Special) – The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Viola Davis for her new memoir, which won Outstanding Literary Work – Non-Fiction for “Finding Me.”
The week-long virtual awards run from February 20-23, honoring outstanding achievements and performances of people of color across more than 80 competitive categories.
Night two presenters included Terrence Terrell, Hailie Sahar and Jotaka Eaddy.
Earlier in the day, BET and the NAACP announced Grammy Award-winning rapper and actress Queen Latifah will host the televised awards show.
The 54th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Saturday, February 25 at 8:00 PM ET/ 5:00 PM PT on BET.
The live show will also simulcast across Paramount Global networks including BET HER, CBS, CMT, Comedy Central, LOGO, MTV, MTV2, Paramount Network, POP TV, Smithsonian, TV Land, and VH1.
The awards ceremony will include a live audience for the first time in three years, taking place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, Calif.
Read the full list of night 2 winners 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”