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'Queen Charlotte' Wins Big at the 2024 NAACP Image Awards

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'Queen Charlotte' at the 2024 NAACP Image AwardsParas Griffin - Getty Images

At the 2024 NAACP Image Awards this weekend, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Prequel won two big awards, taking home trophies for Best Drama Series and Best Actress in a Drama Series for star India Amarteifio, who plays the titular queen.

In her acceptance speech during the televised ceremony on Saturday, Amarteifio said, "I'm so grateful for this show. It has made me feel so grounded in what it means to be a Black person and a Black woman." She also thanked the other actresses in her category (Angela Bassett, Octavia Spencer, Queen Latifah, and Zoe Saldaña), saying, "The women in my category, you have set the absolute standard of what it means to lead a show. Without you, this wouldn't exist."

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Amarteifio accepts the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress.Paras Griffin - Getty Images

While Amarteifio accepted her award, the Hollywood Reporter reports that Golda Rosheuvel (who plays the older Queen Charlotte in the Bridgerton universe) shouted from the audience, "I support!" Other Queen Charlotte stars in attendance at the NAACP Image Awards included Adjoa Andoh and Arsema Thomas (who both play Lady Danbury).

Two days earlier, Rosheuvel, Andoh, and Thomas were at the NAACP Image Awards Dinner, the non-televised portion of the event, where they accepted the award for Best Drama Series.

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Golda Rosheuvel, Adjoa Andoh and Arsema Thomas speak onstage during the NAACP Image Awards Dinner.Leon Bennett - Getty Images

The three women all looked regal for the awards dinner:

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The stars of Queen Charlotte.Unique Nicole - Getty Images

The annual NAACP Image Awards differs from other awards shows. "Unlike other award shows, we are a nonprofit that has an awards show, versus an awards show that has a nonprofit," Robin Harrison, VP of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, tells Variety. "So our focus and our work is slightly different in that we can utilize the Image Awards to honor people who typically may not have been honored. That goes hand-in-hand with the advocacy work that we do in the industry."

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