Queen Latifah to Host 2024 NAACP Image Awards

Queen Latifah to Host NAACP Image Awards (Credit: NAACP Image Awards)

The Equalizer star Queen Latifah has been booked as host of the 2024 NAACP Image Awards, airing later this month.

BET, CBS, and NAACP made the announcement on Tuesday, March 5, saying the actress, producer and rapper will return after previously hosting last year’s ceremony.

Additionally, poet and activist Amanda Gorman will be honored with the NAACP Chairman’s Award during the telecast, and costume designer June Ambrose will receive the Vanguard Award at the 55th NAACP Image Awards Fashion Show on Friday, March 15.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with groundbreaking megastar Queen Latifah and are elated to welcome her again as this year’s host! We also look forward to honoring changemaker and poet Amanda Gorman and fashion icon June Ambrose for their tremendous impact on culture,” Connie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming and Music Strategy at BET, said in a statement.

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NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson added, “The NAACP Image Awards is an important celebration for our community and industry every year. We get the opportunity to highlight the major accomplishments of artists, writers, entertainers, activists and other change makers that push Black excellence forward in a powerful way.”

Among this year’s nominees, Colman Domingo, Fantasia Barrino, Halle Bailey, Keke Palmer, and Usher are up for the Entertainer of the Year award.

American Fiction, Origin, Rustin, The Color Purple, and They Cloned Tyrone are nominated for Outstanding Motion Picture.

On the TV side, Bel–Air, Black Cake, Found, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story, and Snowfall are nominated for Outstanding Drama Series.

The 55th NAACP Image Awards air live on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at 8:00 PM ET/PT on BET and CBS.

NAACP will also recognize winners in non–televised Image Awards categories from March 11-13 on www.naacpimageawards.net.