NAACP Photo Awards 2022: Complete List of Winners

Among the big winners of the night was Jennifer Hudson, receiving the event awards for Artist of the Year and Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as Aretha Franklin in Respect.

See below for a list of nominees in several major categories, with winners indicated in bold.

Jennifer Hudson *winner

Lil Nas X

Megan Thee Stallion

Regina King

Tiffany Haddish

Fantastic Animation

“Judas and the Black Christ”

“King Richard”


“The hardest they fell” *winner

United States vs. Billie Holiday

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Denzel Washington, “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Jonathan Majors, “The Harder Fall”

Lakeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Christ”

Mahershala Ali, “Swan Song”

Will Smith, “King Richard”*winner

Outstanding Actress in a Movie

Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Halle Berry – Bruised

Jennifer Hudson, “Respect” *winner

Tessa Thompson, “Passing”

Zendaya and “Malcolm & Marie”

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Algee Smith, “Judas and the Black Christ”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Christ” *winner

Delroy Lindo, “The Hards Fall”

Idris Elba, “The more they fall, the harder they fall.”

Lakeith Stanfield, “The Harder They Fall”

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Anjano Ellis, “King Richard”

Audra MacDonald, “Respect”

Daniel Deadwyler, “The Hards Fall”

Dominic Fishback, “Judas and the Black Christ”

Regina King, “The Harder They Fall” *winner

Great Gif (Previously Announced)

“Encanto” *winner


“Rhea and the last dragon”

“Sing 2”


Great comedy series



“Unsafe” *winner

“run the world”

“The Upshaw”

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, “Black Eye” *winner

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Cedric the Entertainer, “The Neighborhood”

Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

Elisha “EJ” Williams, “The Wonder Years”

Jay Ellis for “Insecure”

Outstanding actress in a comedy series

Issa Ray – “Not Safe” *winner

Loretta Devine, “Family Reunion”

Regina Hall, “Black Monday”

Tracy Ellis Ross, “black-ish”

Yvonne Orji, “Insecure”

Great drama series


“All Americans”

“Godfather of Harlem”

“pointing to”

“Sugar Queen” *winner

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

Billy Porter – “Pose”

Damson Idris for “Snowfall”

Forest Whitaker, “The Godfather of Harlem”

Kofi Siribo, “Queen Sugar”

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” *winner

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Angela Bassett, “9-1-1” *winner

Dawn-Lyen Gardner, “Queen Sugar”

Octavia Spencer, “Truth Be Told”

Queen Latifah – “The Equalizer”

Rutina Wesley, “Queen Sugar”

Great TV Movie, Limited Series, or Drama Special (Previously Announced)

Colin in Black & White *winner

Genius: Aretha

“love life”

“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

“Underground Railroad”

Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Limited Series, or Dramatic Special (Previously Announced)

Anthony Mackie – Solos

Jaden Michael, “Colin in Black & White”

Kevin Hart, “True Story” *winner

Wesley Snipes – True Story

William Jackson Harper, “Love Life”

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series, or Special Drama (previously announced)

Betty Gabriel, “Clickbait”

Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”

Danielle Brooks, “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”

Jodi Turner Smith and “Anne Boleyn”

traji b. Henson, “Annie Live!” *winner

Featured new artist

Cynthia Erivo

Jimmy Allen

Saweetie *winner


Zoe Wes

Outstanding Male Artist

Anthony Hamilton *winner


give on

J Cole

Lil Nas X

Prominent artist

she has

Ari Lennox



Jasmine Sullivan *winner

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Evening with Silksonic, Silksonic

“Mental Back”, HER

‘Approved Lovable Boy’ Drake

“Heaux Tales” by Yasmine Sullivan *winner

“When all is said and done…take time,” Gibeon

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