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NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Not to be confused with the Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Currently, Della Reese holds the record for most wins in the category with seven.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1970sEdit

Year Actress Series Ref
1970
Judy Pace The Young Lawyers [1]
1971
Elena Verdugo Marcus Welby, M.D. [2]
1972 – 79 N/A

1980sEdit

Year Actress Series Ref
1980
Joan Pringle The White Shadow [3]
1981 N/A
1982
Cicely Tyson The Marva Collins Story [4]
1983
Madge Sinclair Trapper John, M.D. [5]
1984 – 87 N/A
1988
Cicely Tyson Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story [6]
1989
Alfre Woodard Unnatural Causes [7]
Anne-Marie Johnson In the Heat of the Night
Beah Richards Frank's Place
Holly Robinson 21 Jump Street
Lynn Whitfield Heartbeat

1990sEdit

Year Actress Series Ref
1990
Alfre Woodard Mandela [8]
1991 N/A
1992
Alfre Woodard A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story [9]
1993
Lynn Whitfield The Josephine Baker Story [10]
1994
Lynn Whitfield I'll Fly Away [11]
1995
Regina Taylor I'll Fly Away [12]
1996
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [13]
Vanessa Bell Calloway Under One Roof
Victoria Rowell Diagnosis: Murder
Cree Summer Sweet Justice
Cicely Tyson
1997
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [14]
S. Epatha Merkerson Law & Order
Gloria Reuben ER
Lauren Velez New York Undercover
Vanessa A. Williams Chicago Hope
1998
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [15]
Vanessa Bell Calloway Orleans
Shari Headley 413 Hope St.
S. Epatha Merkerson Law & Order
Lauren Velez New York Undercover
1999
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [16]
Victoria Rowell Diagnosis: Murder
Rita Moreno Oz
Lorraine Toussaint Any Day Now
S. Epatha Merkerson Law & Order

2000sEdit

Year Actress Series Ref
2000
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [17]
Michael Michele Homicide: Life on the Street
Rita Moreno Oz
Victoria Rowell Diagnosis: Murder
Lorraine Toussaint Any Day Now
2001
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [18]
Nicole Ari Parker Soul Food
S. Epatha Merkerson Law & Order
Lorraine Toussaint Any Day Now
Vanessa A. Williams Soul Food
2002
Della Reese Touched by an Angel [19]
Nicole Ari Parker Soul Food
Loretta Devine Boston Public
Tangi Miller Felicity
Lorraine Toussaint Any Day Now
2003
Vanessa A. Williams Soul Food [20]
Nicole Ari Parker Soul Food
C. C. H. Pounder The Shield
Lorraine Toussaint Any Day Now
Malinda Williams Soul Food
2004
Nia Long Third Watch [21]
Nicole Ari Parker Soul Food
C. C. H. Pounder The Shield
Malinda Williams Soul Food
Vanessa A. Williams
2005
Nia Long Third Watch [22]
Nicole Ari Parker Soul Food
Vivica A. Fox 1-800-Missing
Malinda Williams Soul Food
Vanessa A. Williams
2006
Vivica A. Fox 1-800-Missing [23]
Khandi Alexander CSI: Miami
Kimberly Elise Close to Home
Marianne Jean-Baptiste Without a Trace
C. C. H. Pounder The Shield
2007
Kimberly Elise Close to Home [24]
Jennifer Beals The L Word
C. C. H. Pounder The Shield
Roselyn Sanchez Without a Trace
Regina Taylor The Unit
2008
Regina Taylor The Unit [25]
Jennifer Beals The L Word
Wendy Davis Army Wives
Nicki Micheaux Lincoln Heights
C. C. H. Pounder The Shield
2009
Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy [26]
Wendy Davis Army Wives
Loretta Devine Eli Stone
Nicki Micheaux Lincoln Heights
C. C. H. Pounder The Shield

2010sEdit

Year Actress Series Ref
2010
Jada Pinkett Smith HawthoRNe [27]
Regina King Southland
Sandra Oh Grey's Anatomy
Jill Scott The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy
2011
Regina King Southland [28]
Wendy Davis Army Wives
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Undercovers
Jada Pinkett Smith HawthoRNe
Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy
2012
Regina King Southland [29]
Khandi Alexander Treme
Taraji P. Henson Person of Interest
Sandra Oh Grey's Anatomy
Chandra Wilson
2013
Kerry Washington Scandal [30]
Khandi Alexander Treme
Regina King Southland
Sandra Oh Grey's Anatomy
Chandra Wilson
2014
Kerry Washington Scandal [31]
Khandi Alexander Treme
Nicole Beharie Sleepy Hollow
Regina King Southland
Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy
2015
Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder [32]
Nicole Beharie Sleepy Hollow
Octavia Spencer Red Band Society
Gabrielle Union Being Mary Jane
Kerry Washington Scandal
2016
Taraji P. Henson Empire [33]
Nicole Beharie Sleepy Hollow
Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder
Gabrielle Union Being Mary Jane
Kerry Washington Scandal
2017
Taraji P. Henson Empire [34]
Viola Davis How to Get Away with Murder
Jurnee Smollett-Bell Underground
Kerry Washington Scandal
Rutina Wesley Queen Sugar

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "1983 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
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  12. ^ "1995 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
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  14. ^ "1997 Image Award Winners". IMDb. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
  15. ^ "1998 Image Award Winners". Awards and Winners. Retrieved August 2, 2016. 
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