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Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series

This page lists the winners and nominees for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series. The category was retired during the 2008 ceremony, but later returned in 2012.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.


Year Actor Film Network Ref
Don Cheadle A Lesson Before Dying HBO [1]
Andre Braugher Love Songs Showtime
Louis Gossett Jr.
Delroy Lindo Strange Justice Showtime
Sidney Poitier The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn CBS
T. K. Carter The Corner HBO [2]
Leon Little Richard NBC
Sean Nelson The Corner HBO
Ving Rhames Holiday Heart Showtime
Wesley Snipes Disappearing Acts HBO
Roger Guenveur Smith A Huey P. Newton Story Starz [3]
Morris Chestnut The Killing Yard Showtime
Danny Glover 3 A.M. Showtime
Gregory Hines Bojangles Showtime
Jeffrey Wright Boycott HBO
Harry J. Lennix Keep the Faith, Baby Showtime [4]
Andre Braugher 10,000 Black Men Named George Showtime
Ving Rhames Sins of the Father FX
Forest Whitaker Deacons for Defense Showtime [5]
Danny Glover Good Fences Showtime
Carl Lumbly Sounder ABC
Jamie Foxx Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story FX [6]
Mos Def Something the Lord Made HBO
Roger Guenveur Smith Justice Starz
Michael Ealy Their Eyes Were Watching God ABC [7]
Idris Elba Sometimes in April HBO
Delroy Lindo The Exonerated truTV
Anthony Mackie Sucker Free City Showtime
Ving Rhames Kojak USA Network
Andre Braugher Thief FX [8]
2008 N/A


Year Actor Film Network Ref
2010–11 N/A
Idris Elba Luther BBC America [9]
Eric Benét Trinity Goodheart UP
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood HBO
Samuel L. Jackson The Sunset Limited HBO
Mykelti Williamson Have a Little Faith ABC
Sean Patrick Thomas Murder on the 13th Floor Lifetime [10]
Rockmond Dunbar Raising Izzie UP
Cuba Gooding Jr. Firelight ABC
Trevor Jackson Let It Shine Disney Channel
Michael Jai White Somebody's Child UP
Chiwetel Ejiofor Dancing on the Edge Starz [11]
Keith David Pastor Brown Lifetime
Omari Hardwick A Christmas Blessing TV One
Ernie Hudson Pastor Brown Lifetime
Mike Tyson Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth HBO
Larenz Tate Gun Hill BET [12]
Charles S. Dutton Comeback Dad UP
David Alan Grier An En Vogue Christmas Lifetime
Ving Rhames A Day Late and a Dollar Short Lifetime
Keith Robinson Lyfe's Journey UP
David Oyelowo Nightingale HBO [13]
Steve Harris Let the Church Say Amen BET
James Earl Jones Great Performances: "Driving Miss Daisy" PBS
Amin Joseph Stock Option TV One
Michael K. Williams The Spoils Before Dying IFC
Courtney B. Vance The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story FX [14]
Michael Ealy Secrets and Lies ABC
Cuba Gooding Jr. The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story FX
Malachi Kirby Roots History Channel
Wendell Pierce Confirmation HBO

Multiple nominations and winsEdit


  1. ^ 2000 Black Reel Awards
  2. ^ 2001 Black Reel Awards
  3. ^ 2002 Black Reel Awards
  4. ^ 2003 Black Reel Awards
  5. ^ 2004 Black Reel Awards
  6. ^ 2005 Black Reel Awards
  7. ^ 2006 Black Reel Awards
  8. ^ 2007 Black Reel Awards
  9. ^ 2012 Black Reel Awards
  10. ^ "Critics Wild About Beasts". Black Reel Awards. February 8, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  11. ^ "2014 Black Reel Awards - Nominees". Black Reel Awards. December 11, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  12. ^ 2015 Black Reel Awards
  13. ^ 2016 Black Reel Awards
  14. ^ 2017 Black Reel Awards