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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. The award was first given in 1972. Not to be confused with the Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Currently, LL Cool J holds the record for most wins in the category with four.

NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Awarded forOutstanding Actor in a Drama Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byNAACP
First awarded1972
Currently held byOmari Hardwick
Power (2018)
Websitenaacpimageawards.net

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1970sEdit

Year Actor Series Ref
1972
Redd Foxx Sanford and Son [1]
1973 – 79 N/A

1980sEdit

Year Actor Series Ref
1980 – 81 N/A
1982
Paul Winfield The Sophisticated Gents [2]
1983
Howard Rollins For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story [3]
1984 – 88 N/A
1989
Howard Rollins In the Heat of the Night [4]

1990sEdit

Year Actor Series Ref
1990
Danny Glover Mandela [5]
1991 N/A
1992
Blair Underwood Murder in Mississippi [6]
1993
James Earl Jones Gabriel's Fire [7]
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs The Jacksons: An American Dream
1994
Dorian Harewood I'll Fly Away [8]
1995
Blair Underwood L.A. Law [9]
1996
Malik Yoba New York Undercover [10]
André Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street
Avery Brooks Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Yaphet Kotto Homicide: Life on the Street
Eriq La Salle ER
1997
Malik Yoba New York Undercover [11]
André Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street
Avery Brooks Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Yaphet Kotto Homicide: Life on the Street
Eriq La Salle ER
1998
Malik Yoba New York Undercover [12]
André Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street
Yaphet Kotto
Eriq La Salle ER
Richard Roundtree 413 Hope St.
1999
Eriq La Salle ER [13]
André Braugher Homicide: Life on the Street
Rocky Carroll Chicago Hope
Steve Harris The Practice
Yaphet Kotto Homicide: Life on the Street

2000sEdit

Year Actor Series Ref
2000
Eriq La Salle ER [14]
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Oz
Michael Beach Third Watch
Steve Harris The Practice
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
2001
Blair Underwood City of Angels [15]
André Braugher Gideon's Crossing
Steve Harris The Practice
Eriq La Salle ER
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
2002
Eriq La Salle ER [16]
André Braugher Gideon's Crossing
Steve Harris The Practice
Ving Rhames UC: Undercover
Courtney B. Vance Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2003
Michael Beach Third Watch [17]
Bill Bellamy Fastlane
André Braugher Hack
Dennis Haysbert 24
Mykelti Williamson Boomtown
2004
Steve Harris The Practice [18]
Gary Dourdan CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Dennis Haysbert 24
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
Wendell Pierce The Wire
2005
Taye Diggs Kevin Hill [19]
Gary Dourdan CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Hill Harper CSI: NY
Steve Harris The Practice
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
2006
Isaiah Washington Grey's Anatomy [20]
Omar Epps House
Hill Harper CSI: NY
Ice-T Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
2007
Isaiah Washington Grey's Anatomy [21]
Hill Harper CSI: NY
Dennis Haysbert The Unit
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
Michael K. Williams The Wire
2008
Hill Harper CSI: NY [22]
Anthony Anderson K-Ville
Dennis Haysbert The Unit
Jesse L. Martin Law & Order
Jimmy Smits Cane
2009
Hill Harper CSI: NY [23]
Anthony Anderson Law & Order
Omar Epps House
Dennis Haysbert The Unit
Blair Underwood In Treatment

2010sEdit

Year Actor Series Ref
2010
Hill Harper CSI: NY [24]
Anthony Anderson Law & Order
Taye Diggs Private Practice
Laurence Fishburne CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles
2011
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles [25]
Anthony Anderson Law & Order
Laurence Fishburne CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Hill Harper CSI: NY
Blair Underwood The Event
2012
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles [26]
André Braugher Men of a Certain Age
Taye Diggs Private Practice
Hill Harper CSI: NY
Wendell Pierce Treme
2013
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles [27]
Michael Clarke Duncan The Finder
Hill Harper CSI: NY
Dulé Hill Psych
Wendell Pierce Treme
2014
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles [28]
Michael Ealy Almost Human
Shemar Moore Criminal Minds
James Pickens Jr. Grey's Anatomy
Wendell Pierce Treme
2015
Shemar Moore Criminal Minds [29]
Taye Diggs Murder in the First
Omar Epps Resurrection
Omari Hardwick Being Mary Jane
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles
2016
Terrence Howard Empire [30]
Morris Chestnut Rosewood
Omari Hardwick Power
LL Cool J NCIS: Los Angeles
Wesley Snipes The Player
2017
Sterling K. Brown This Is Us [31]
Mike Colter Marvel's Luke Cage
Omari Hardwick Power
Terrence Howard Empire
Kofi Siriboe Queen Sugar
2018
Omari Hardwick Power [32]
Kofi Siriboe Queen Sugar
Mike Colter Marvel's The Defenders
Sterling K. Brown This Is Us
Terrence Howard Empire

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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