Published February 26, 2023

'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Wins 10 NAACP Image Awards

Awards ranged from Outstanding Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor and multiple Music Awards

NAACP Image Awards

The 2023 NAACP Image Awards were presented last night in a live telecast hosted by Queen Latifah. Marvel Studios' Black Panther: Wakanda Forever was nominated for twelve awards and when the the evening was over, the 2022 hit film took home ten awards in total. The list of awards won by the film are:

  • Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Angela Bassett for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
  • Tenoch Huerta for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
  • Outstanding Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture
  • Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole for Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture
  • Camille Friend for Outstanding Hairstyling
  • Ruth E. Carter for Outstanding Costume Design
  • Rihanna for Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album - “Lift Me Up”
  • Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Göransson, Archie Davis and Dave Jordan (Hollywood Records) for Outstanding Soundtrack/Compilation Album
  • Tems for Outstanding International Song - “No Woman No Cry”

In addition to the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Angela Bassett was awarded Entertainer of the Year. Upon recieving her awards, Bassett  shared that “Gratitude is the universe’s way of saying that we are not existing in this world alone; we have each other.” She also went on to thank Black Panther: Wakanda Forever director Ryan Coogler, who "showed us that we are royalty and he built the crown for us all to wear.”

Prior to last night's NAACP Image Award, Angela Bassett won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture earlier this year and is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is nominated for five Academy Awards in total, which will be awarded on March 12, 2023.

Watch Rihanna's award winning music video for the song "Lift Me Up":

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is now streaming on Disney+

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