NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

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The NAACP Image Award winners for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture:

Number of Performances that won or were nominated for Academy Awards

Award statistics[edit]

Most Wins[edit]

Multiple nominations[edit]

8 nominations

  • Angela Bassett - (Boseman & Lena, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Meet the Browns, Mr. 3000, Sunshine State, Waiting to Exhale, What's Love Got to Do With It, Black Nativity) 5 wins
  • Halle Berry - (Bulworth, Cloud Atlas, Frankie & Alice, Gothika, Losing Isaiah, Swordfish, Things We Lost in the Fire, The Call) 2 wins

7 nominations

  • Whoopi Goldberg - (Boys on the Side, Fatal Beauty, Kingdom Come, Sister Act, The Color Purple, Ghosts of Mississippi, The Long Walk Home) 4 wins

6 nominations

  • Queen Latifah - (Beauty Shop, Bringing Down the House, Just Wright, Last Holiday, The Secret Life of Bees, Set It Off) 1 win

5 nominations

  • Alfre Woodard - (Cross Creek, Bopha!, Down in the Delta, K-Pax, The Family That Preys) 1 win

3 nominations

2 nominations

Winners and nominees[edit]

1960s[edit]

Year Actress Film
1969 (3rd) Estelle Evans The Learning Tree

1970s[edit]

Year Actress Film
1970 Barbara McNair If He Hollers Let Him Go
1971 NOT AWARDED -
1972 Diana Ross Lady Sings The Blues
1973 NOT AWARDED -
1974 NOT AWARDED -
1975 Diahann Carroll Claudine
1976 Denise Nicholas Let's Do It Again
1977 Cicely Tyson River Niger
1978 Cicely Tyson A Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich
1979 NOT AWARDED -

1980s[edit]

Year Actress Film Other Nominees
1980 NOT AWARDED -
1981 NOT AWARDED -
1982 Jayne Kennedy Body and Soul Wilhelmenia Fernandez- Diva
Rosalind Cash- Wrong is Right
1983 NOT AWARDED -
1984 Alfre Woodard
Jennifer Beals
Cross Creek
Flashdance
1985 NOT AWARDED -
1986 Tina Turner Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
1987 NOT AWARDED -
1988 Whoopi Goldberg The Color Purple
1989 NOT AWARDED -

1990s[edit]

Year Actress Film Other Nominees
1990 Whoopi Goldberg Fatal Beauty
1991 Ruby Dee Do The Right Thing
1992 NOT AWARDED -
1993 Whoopi Goldberg The Long Walk Home
1994 Whoopi Goldberg Sister Act
1995 Angela Bassett What's Love Got to Do with It Alfre Woodard- Bopha!
Janet Jackson- Poetic Justice
Leleti Khumalo- Sarafina!
Whitney Houston- The Bodyguard
1996 Angela Bassett Waiting to Exhale Whoopi Goldberg - Boys on the Side

Jennifer Beals - Devil in a Blue Dress
Halle Berry - Losing Isaiah
Whitney Houston - Waiting to Exhale

1997 Whitney Houston The Preacher's Wife Jada Pinkett Smith - Set It Off

Queen Latifah - Set It Off
Phylicia Rashad - Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored
Whoopi Goldberg - Ghosts of Mississippi

1998 Vanessa L. Williams Soul Food Lynn Whitfield - Eve's Bayou

Nia Long - Love Jones
Vivica A. Fox - Soul Food
Pam Grier - Jackie Brown

1999 Angela Bassett How Stella Got Her Groove Back Halle Berry - Bulworth

Regina King - Enemy of the State
Alfre Woodard - Down in the Delta
Oprah Winfrey - Beloved

2000s[edit]

Year Actress Film Other Nominees
2000 Nia Long The Best Man Monica Calhoun - The Best Man

Debbi Morgan - The Hurricane
Lisa Gay Hamilton - True Crime
Rosario Dawson - Light It Up

2001 Sanaa Lathan Love and Basketball Jada Pinkett Smith - Bamboozled

Nia Long - Big Momma's House
Angela Bassett - Boesman and Lena
Vanessa L. Williams - Shaft

2002 Halle Berry Swordfish Regina King - Down to Earth

Alfre Woodard - K-PAX
Vivica A. Fox - Two Can Play That Game
Whoopi Goldberg - Kingdom Come

2003 Angela Bassett Sunshine State Jennifer Lopez - Maid in Manhattan

Sanaa Lathan - Brown Sugar
Vivica A. Fox - Juwanna Mann
Thandie Newton - The Truth About Charlie

2004 Queen Latifah Bringing Down the House Beyoncé Knowles - The Fighting Temptations

Halle Berry - Gothika
Keisha Castle-Hughes - Whale Rider
Gabrielle Union - Deliver Us from Eva

2005 Kerry Washington Ray Irma P. Hall - The Ladykillers

Kimberly Elise - Woman Thou Art Loosed
Gabrielle Union - Breakin' All the Rules
Angela Bassett - Mr. 3000

2006 Kimberly Elise Diary of a Mad Black Woman Rosario Dawson - Rent

Zoe Saldana - Guess Who
Queen Latifah - Beauty Shop
Ziyi Zhang - Memoirs of a Geisha

2007 Keke Palmer Akeelah and the Bee Beyoncé Knowles - Dreamgirls

Sanaa Lathan - Something New
Queen Latifah - Last Holiday
Penélope Cruz - Volver

2008 Jurnee Smollett The Great Debaters Taraji P. Henson - Talk to Me

Halle Berry - Things We Lost in the Fire
Jill Scott - Why Did I Get Married?
Angelina Jolie - A Mighty Heart

2009 Rosario Dawson Seven Pounds Angela Bassett - Meet the Browns

Queen Latifah - The Secret Life of Bees
Dakota Fanning - The Secret Life of Bees
Alfre Woodard - The Family That Preys

2010s[edit]

Year Actress Film Other Nominees
2010 Gabourey Sidibe Precious Taraji P. Henson - I Can Do Bad All By Myself

Sandra Bullock - The Blind Side
Anika Noni Rose - The Princess and the Frog
Sophie Okonedo - Skin

2011 Halle Berry Frankie and Alice Janet Jackson - Why Did I Get Married Too?

Queen Latifah - Just Wright
Kerry Washington - Night Catches Us
Zoe Saldana - The Losers

2012 Viola Davis The Help Emma Stone - The Help

Adepero Oduye - Pariah
Zoe Saldana - Columbiana
Paula Patton - Jumping the Broom

2013 Viola Davis Won't Back Down Halle Berry - Cloud Atlas

Emayatzy Corinealdi - Middle of Nowhere
Loretta Devine - In the Hive
Quvenzhane Wallis - Beasts of the Southern Wild

2014 Angela Bassett Black Nativity Nicole Beharie - 42

Halle Berry - The Call
Jennifer Hudson - Winnie Mandela
Kerry Washington - Peeples

(1) "Out of 12 films which featured Blacks 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."