2024 NAACP Image Awards: Fantasia Barrino Triumphs as 'Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture' at 55th NAACP Image Awards

From 'American Idol,' to conquering Hollywood, Fantasia is a national treasure!

In a momentous celebration of talent and achievement, Fantasia Barrino was honored with the prestigious Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture award at the 55th NAACP Image Awards ceremony, held Saturday night, March 16 in Los Angeles.

Barrino, who starred in the acclaimed "The Color Purple" musical, rose to fame as the winner of the third season of "American Idol" in 2004. Her powerhouse vocals and raw emotional performances captivated audiences, earning her a place in the hearts of millions. Barrino has proved she can do it all since transitioning to acting.

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Since winning American Idol in 2004, Barrino has sold over three million records and won numerous awards and accolades, including a Grammy Award, three Billboard Awards, three NAACP Image Awards, and two ASCAP Awards.

In her acceptance speech, Barrino expressed gratitude for the honor and dedicated the award to her fans, family, and the cast and crew of "The Color Purple."

"I don't even have a speech," Barrino said. "Because I didn't think I was going to win."

"I was afraid to play Ceily, but I'm glad I did," she continued. She went on to thank her grandmother and mother. "She was the first queen that I saw who carried herself with elegance and class. My mother was a woman who went through a lot of things. But I saw her walk out as a queen."

The High Point, North Carolina native is constantly solidifying her status as a powerhouse talent in music and film.

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