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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Currently Laurence Fishburne, Danny Glover and Blair Underwood hold the record for most wins in this category with three each.

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1980sEdit

Year Actor Movie / Series Ref
1982
Paul Winfield The Sophisticated Gents [1]
1983 – 89 N/A

1990sEdit

Year Actor Movie / Series Ref
1990
Danny Glover Mandela [2]
1991 N/A
1992
Blair Underwood Murder in Mississippi [3]
1993
James Earl Jones Gabriel's Fire [4]
Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs The Jacksons: An American Dream
1994
Dorian Harewood I'll Fly Away [5]
1995
Danny Glover Alex Haley's Queen [6]
1996
Laurence Fishburne The Tuskegee Airmen [7]
Andre Braugher The Tuskegee Airmen
Charles S. Dutton The Piano Lesson
Cuba Gooding Jr. The Tuskegee Airmen
Sidney Poitier Children of the Dust
1997
Wesley Snipes America's Dream [8]
Don Cheadle Rebound: The Legend of Earl 'The Goat' Manigault
Louis Gossett Jr. Captive Heart: The James Mink Story
Delroy Lindo Soul of the Game
Blair Underwood
1998
Laurence Fishburne Miss Evers' Boys [9]
Danny Glover Buffalo Soldiers
Carl Lumbly
Sidney Poitier Mandela and de Klerk
Ving Rhames Don King: Only in America
1999
Blair Underwood Mama Flora's Family [10]
Don Cheadle The Rat Pack
Laurence Fishburne Always Outnumbered
Leon The Temptations
Charles Malik Whitfield

2000sEdit

Year Actor Movie / Series Ref
2000
Sidney Poitier The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn [11]
Obba Babatundé Introducing Dorothy Dandridge
Andre Braugher Passing Glory
Don Cheadle A Lesson Before Dying
Mekhi Phifer
2001
Danny Glover Freedom Song [12]
T. K. Carter The Corner
Charles S. Dutton Deadlocked
Leon Littler Richard
Sean Nelson The Corner
2002
Gregory Hines Bojangles [13]
Terrence Howard Boycott
Roger Guenveur Smith A Huey P. Newton Story
Isaiah Washington Dancing in September
Jeffrey Wright Boycott
2003
Charles S. Dutton 10,000 Black Men Named George [14]
Andre Braugher 10,000 Black Men Named George
Omar Epps Conviction
Harry Lennix Keep the Faith, Baby
Ving Rhames Sins of the Father
2004
Charles S. Dutton D.C. Sniper: 23 Days of Fear [15]
Ossie Davis Deacons for Defense
Danny Glover Good Fences
Louis Gossett Jr. Jasper, Texas
Forest Whitaker Deacons for Defense
2005
Jamie Foxx Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story [16]
Flex Alexander Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story
Yasiin Bey Something the Lord Made
Wayne Brady Going to the Mat
Dulé Hill 10.5
2006
Terrence Howard Lackawanna Blues [17]
Michael Ealy Their Eyes Were Watching God
Idris Elba Sometimes in April
Ruben Santiago-Hudson Their Eyes Were Watching God
Jeffrey Wright Lackawanna Blues
2007
Kadeem Hardison Life Is Not a Fairy Tale [18]
Andre Braugher Thief
Michael Ealy Sleeper Cell
Chiwetel Ejiofor Tsunami: The Aftermath
Clarence Williams III Mystery Woman: Wild West Mystery
2008
Wendell Pierce Life Support [19]
Adam Beach Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Wayne Brady The List
Evan Ross Life Support
Daniel Sunjata The Bronx Is Burning
2009
Sean Combs A Raisin in the Sun [20]
Andre Braugher The Andromeda Strain
Charles S. Dutton Racing for Time
Sean Patrick Thomas A Raisin in the Sun
Ben Vereen Accidental Friendship

2010sEdit

Year Actor Movie / Series Ref
2010
Cuba Gooding Jr. Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story [21]
Jaishon Fisher Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story
Gus Hoffman
Philip Johnson America
Eriq La Salle Relative Stranger
2011
Idris Elba Luther [22]
Mahershala Ali The Wronged Man
Benito Martinez Lies in Plain Sight
Jon Seda The Pacific
Michael Jai White One Angry Juror
2012
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood [23]
Idris Elba Luther
Louis Gossett Jr. The Least Among You
Samuel L. Jackson The Sunset Limited
Esai Morales We Have Your Husband
2013
Cuba Gooding Jr. Firelight [24]
Rockmond Dunbar Raising Izzie
Tory Kittles Steel Magnolias
Afemo Omilami
Michael Jai White Somebody's Child
2014
Idris Elba Luther [25]
Chiwetel Ejiofor Dancing on the Edge
Danny Glover Muhammad Ali's Greatest
Malik Yoba Betty & Coretta
Omari Hardwick Being Mary Jane
2015
Blair Underwood The Trip to Bountiful [26]
Charles S. Dutton Comeback Dad
Mekhi Phifer A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Ving Rhames
Larenz Tate Gun Hill
2016
David Alan Grier The Wiz Live! [27]
Idris Elba Luther
Cuba Gooding Jr. The Book of Negroes
David Oyelowo Nightingale
Michael Kenneth Williams Bessie
2017
Courtney B. Vance The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story [28]
Sterling K. Brown The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Malachi Kirby Roots
Jeffrey Wright Confirmation

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "1993 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "1994 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "1995 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
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  8. ^ "1997 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "1998 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "The Crisis". The Crisis Publishing Company, Inc. 1 April 1999. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
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  14. ^ "2003 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  15. ^ "2004 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "2005 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  17. ^ "2006 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  18. ^ "2007 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  19. ^ "2008 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  20. ^ "2009 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  21. ^ "2010 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  22. ^ "2011 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  23. ^ "2012 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
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  25. ^ Couch, Aaron (February 22, 2014). "2014 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  26. ^ Washington, Arlene (February 6, 2015). "2015 Image Winners". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
  27. ^ "2016 Image Winners". Variety. Retrieved August 2, 2016.
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