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

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This article lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. Currently Blair Underwood holds the record for most wins in this category with four.

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Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1980s

YearActorMovie / SeriesRef
1982
Paul Winfield The Sophisticated Gents [1]
1983 – 89N/A

1990s

YearActorMovie / SeriesRef
1990
Danny Glover Mandela [2]
1991N/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

2000s

YearActorMovie / SeriesRef
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

2010s

YearActorMovie / SeriesRef
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
2018
Idris Elba Guerrilla [29]
Laurence Fishburne Madiba
Bryshere Gray The New Edition Story
Woody McClain
Mack Wilds Shots Fired
2019
Michael B. Jordan Fahrenheit 451 [30]
Brandon Victor Dixon Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
John Legend
Russell Hornsby Seven Seconds
Woody McClainThe Bobby Brown Story

2020s

YearActorMovie / SeriesRef
2020
Jharrel Jerome When They See Us [31]
Mahershala Ali True Detective
Idris Elba Luther
Caleel Harris When They See Us
Ethan Henry Herisse
2021
Blair Underwood Self Made [32]
Chris Rock Fargo
Daveed Diggs Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr.
Nnamdi Asomugha Sylvie's Love

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Wins

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