Queen Latifah Set to Host the 2023 NAACP Image Awards

Queen Latifah at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2023
Queen Latifah at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2023. Photo by Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock (13752122rc)

The recipients of the NAACP Image Awards will be announced throughout this week and it will all culminate with a big awards ceremony on Saturday night. Queen Latifah will come on board as the host, while the list of presenters will include the likes of Kerry Washington, Zendaya, and Janelle Monae.

The recipients in the untelevised categories are being announced via livestream between February 20 and 24, while the televised ceremony will take place on February 25. Queen Latifah is coming on board as the host, and she can’t wait to celebrate and lift up her peers at this award show.

“It’s an honor to host the 54th NAACP Image Awards, especially in the year we are celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop. This is a night to celebrate Black excellence and the Black contribution to our industry and beyond,” said Queen Latifah in a statement.

The NAACP Image Awards are dedicated to celebrating the achievements of people of color across motion pictures, television, music, and literature. As for the nominees, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is leading the film side with twelve nods, Abbott Elementary is the most-nominated TV show with nine nominations, while Beyoncé and Kendrick Lamar have five nominations each in the music field.