Black Reel Award for Best Actress
This is a list of actresses who have won and been nominated for the Black Reel Award for Best Actress.
As of the 2011 ceremony, Sanaa Lathan has won twice, the most in this category. Quvenzhane Wallis is currently the youngest winner in this category. Academy Award-nominated or winning performances also honored with nominations or wins at the Black Reel Awards include Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Viola Davis (The Help), Gabourey Sidibe (Precious), Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), and Halle Berry (Monster's Ball).
- Sanaa Lathan – five nominations
- Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Rosario Dawson – four nominations
- Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Nia Long – three nominations
- Keke Palmer, Regina King, Taraji P. Henson, Sophie Okonedo, Beyoncé Knowles, Alfre Woodard, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, Viola Davis, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Quvenzhané Wallis – two nominations
Winners and nominees
|Indicates the winner|
- † indicates an Academy Award–winning performance.
- ‡ indicates an Academy Award–nominated performance that same year.