NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture. The award has also been called Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture. There are several performances by actresses that won or were nominated for Academy Awards, they are listed alongside a symbol. Out of 12 films which featured African-Americans in leading roles in 1980, Cicely Tyson was the only female in that category. She played opposite Richard Pryor in Bustin' Loose. Because of this, she and officials at the annual NAACP image Awards program decided that she should not accept the award.

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Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1960sEdit

Year Actress Film Ref
1969
Estelle Evans The Learning Tree [1]

1970sEdit

Year Actress Film Ref
1970
Barbara McNair If He Hollers Let Him Go [2]
1971
Jane Fonda Klute [3]
Virginia Capers "Big Jake"
Susan Clark "Skin Game"
Rosalind Cash "The Omega Man"
Stephanie Faulkner "The Bus is Coming"
Diana Sands "Doctors' Wives"
1972
Diana Ross Lady Sings The Blues [4]
1973 N/A
1974
Ester Anderson A Warm December [5]
Yvonne Elliman "Jesus Christ Superstar"
Paula Kelly "The Spook Who Sat by the Door"
Janet MacLachlan "Maurie"
Paulene Myers "Maurie"
1975
Diahann Carroll Claudine [6]
Rosalind Cash "Uptown Saturday Night"
Vonetta McGee "Madge Sinclair"
Clarice Taylor "Five on the Black Hand Side
1976
Denise Nicholas Let's Do It Again [7]
1977
Cicely Tyson River Niger [8]
1978
Cicely Tyson A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich [9]
1979
Mavis Washington Fastbreak [10]

1980sEdit

Year Actress Film Ref
1980
Irene Cara Fame [11]
1981 N/A
1982
Jayne Kennedy Body and Soul [12]
Wilhelmenia Fernandez Diva
Rosalind Cash Wrong is Right
1983
Jennifer Beals Flashdance [13]
1984
Alfre Woodard Cross Creek [14]
1985 N/A
1986
Tina Turner Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome [15]
1987 N/A
1988
Whoopi Goldberg The Color Purple [16]
1989
Ruby Dee Do the Right Thing [17]
Pam Grier Above the Law
C.C.H. Pounder Bagdad Café
Beverly Todd Moving

1990sEdit

Year Actress Film Ref
1990
Whoopi Goldberg Fatal Beauty [18]
1991 – 92 N/A
1993
Whoopi Goldberg The Long Walk Home [19]
1994
Whoopi Goldberg Sister Act [20]
1995
Angela Bassett What's Love Got to Do with It [21]
Whitney Houston The Bodyguard
Janet Jackson Poetic Justice
Leleti Khumalo Sarafina!
Alfre Woodard Bopha!
1996
Angela Bassett Waiting to Exhale [22]
Jennifer Beals Devil in a Blue Dress
Halle Berry Losing Isaiah
Whoopi Goldberg Boys on the Side
Whitney Houston Waiting to Exhale
1997
Whitney Houston The Preacher's Wife [23]
Whoopi Goldberg Ghosts of Mississippi
Queen Latifah Set It Off
Jada Pinkett Smith
Phylicia Rashad Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
1998
Vanessa Williams Soul Food [24]
Vivica A. Fox Soul Food
Pam Grier Jackie Brown
Nia Long Love Jones
Lynn Whitfield Eve's Bayou
1999
Angela Bassett How Stella Got Her Groove Back [25]
Halle Berry Bulworth
Regina King Enemy of the State
Oprah Winfrey Beloved
Alfre Woodard Down in the Delta

2000sEdit

Year Actress Film Ref
2000
Nia Long The Best Man [26]
Monica Calhoun The Best Man
Rosario Dawson Light It Up
Lisa Gay Hamilton True Crime
Debbi Morgan The Hurricane
2001
Sanaa Lathan Love and Basketball [27]
Angela Bassett Boesman and Lena
Nia Long Big Momma's House
Jada Pinkett Smith Bamboozled
Vanessa Williams Shaft
2002
Halle Berry Swordfish [28]
Vivica A. Fox Two Can Play That Game
Whoopi Goldberg Kingdom Come
Regina King Down to Earth
Alfre Woodard K-PAX
2003
Angela Bassett Sunshine State [29]
Vivica A. Fox Juwanna Mann
Sanaa Lathan Brown Sugar
Jennifer Lopez Maid in Manhattan
Thandie Newton The Truth About Charlie
2004
Queen Latifah Bringing Down the House [30]
Halle Berry Gothika
Beyoncé The Fighting Temptations
Keisha Castle-Hughes Whale Rider
Gabrielle Union Deliver Us from Eva
2005
Kerry Washington Ray [31]
Angela Bassett Mr. 3000
Kimberly Elise Woman Thou Art Loosed
Irma P. Hall The Ladykillers
Gabrielle Union Breakin' All the Rules
2006
Kimberly Elise Diary of a Mad Black Woman [32]
Rosario Dawson Rent
Queen Latifah Beauty Shop
Zoe Saldana Guess Who
Zhang Ziyi Memoirs of a Geisha
2007
Keke Palmer Akeelah and the Bee [33]
Beyoncé Dreamgirls
Penélope Cruz Volver
Sanaa Lathan Something New
Queen Latifah Last Holiday
2008
Jurnee Smollett The Great Debaters [34]
Halle Berry Things We Lost in the Fire
Taraji P. Henson Talk to Me
Angelina Jolie A Mighty Heart
Jill Scott Why Did I Get Married?
2009
Rosario Dawson Seven Pounds [35]
Angela Bassett Meet the Browns
Dakota Fanning The Secret Life of Bees
Queen Latifah
Alfre Woodard The Family That Preys

2010sEdit

Year Actress Film Ref
2010
Gabourey Sidibe Precious [36]
Sandra Bullock The Blind Side
Taraji P. Henson I Can Do Bad All By Myself
Anika Noni Rose The Princess and the Frog
Sophie Okonedo Skin
2011
Halle Berry Frankie and Alice [37]
Janet Jackson Why Did I Get Married Too?
Queen Latifah Just Wright
Zoe Saldana The Losers
Kerry Washington Night Catches Us
2012
Viola Davis The Help [38]
Paula Patton Jumping the Broom
Adepero Oduye Pariah
Zoe Saldana Colombiana
Emma Stone The Help
2013
Viola Davis Won't Back Down [39]
Halle Berry Cloud Atlas
Emayatzy Corinealdi Middle of Nowhere
Loretta Devine In the Hive
Quvenzhané Wallis Beasts of the Southern Wild
2014
Angela Bassett Black Nativity [40]
Nicole Beharie 42
Halle Berry The Call
Jennifer Hudson Winnie Mandela
Kerry Washington Peeples
2015
Taraji P. Henson No Good Deed [41]
Viola Davis The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby
Gugu Mbatha-Raw Belle
Tessa Thompson Dear White People
Quvenzhané Wallis Annie
2016
Sanaa Lathan The Perfect Guy [42]
Viola Davis Lila & Eve
Keke Palmer Brotherly Love
Teyonah Parris Chi-Raq
Zoe Saldana Infinitely Polar Bear
2017
Taraji P. Henson Hidden Figures [43]
Angela Bassett London Has Fallen
Madina Nalwanga Queen of Katwe
Ruth Negga Loving
Tika Sumpter Southside with You

Multiple wins and nominationsEdit

WinsEdit

NominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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