NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special

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This page lists the winners and nominees for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special. Currently An Evening of Stars: Tribute to and Black Girls Rock! hold the record for most wins in this category with three each.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

1980s[edit]

Year Series / Special Ref
1988
An All-Star Celebration Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. [1]
1989
It's Showtime at the Apollo [2]
Ebony-Jet Showcase
Robert Townsend and his Partners in Crime: Part 2
The Debbie Allen Special

1990s[edit]

Year Series / Special Ref
1990 N/A
1991
It's Showtime at the Apollo [3]
1992
Sammy Davis, Jr. 60th Anniversary Celebration [4]
1993
The Arsenio Hall Show [5]
1994 – 95 N/A
1996
The 1995 Essence Awards [6]
Aretha Franklin: Going Home
Oprah Hangs at Q's Jook Joint
Showtime at the Apollo
Sinbad's Summer Jam
1997
Celebrate the Dream: 50 Years of Ebony Magazine [7]
The 1996 Essence Awards
Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies
Chris Rock: Bring the Pain
Sinbad's Summer Jam II: '70s Soul Music Festival
1998
Sinbad's Summer Jam III: '70s Soul Music Festival [8]
The 1997 Essence Awards
The Chris Rock Show
MTV Unplugged
Showtime at the Apollo
1999
Sinbad's Summer Jam IV: '70s Soul Music Festival [9]
The Chris Rock Show
Savion Glover – Stomp, Slide & Swing
Showtime at the Apollo
The Velvet Rope Tour – Live in Concert

2000s[edit]

Year Series / Special Ref
2000
The 1999 Essence Awards [10]
Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker
D. L. Hughley: Goin' Home
Great Performances
Soul Music Festival: Part 5
2001
The 2000 Essence Awards [11]
BET's 6th Annual Walk of Fame: A Tribute to Luther Vandross
BET 20th Anniversary Special
The Chris Rock Show
MADtv
2002
Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration [12]
The 2001 Essence Awards
Access Granted
BET Testimony
VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin
2003
BET's 8th Annual Walk of Fame: A Tribute to Stevie Wonder [13]
The 2002 Essence Awards
Behind the Music
Cedric the Entertainer Presents
Def Poetry Jam
2004
The 2003 Essence Awards [14]
BET Awards 2003
The 11th Annual Trumpet Awards
Chappelle's Show
Def Poetry Jam
2005
Genius: A Night for Ray Charles [15]
American Idol
Chris Rock: Never Scared
Dave Chappelle: For What It's Worth
Def Poetry Jam
2006
BET Awards 2005 [16]
The 77th Annual Academy Awards
The Black Movie Awards
Def Poetry Jam
Mo'Nique's Fat Chance
2007
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Stevie Wonder [17]
The 2006 Black Movie Awards
BET Awards 2006
Cedric the Entertainer: Taking You Higher
Jamie Foxx: Unpredictable
2008
Celebration of Gospel '07 [18]
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
BET Awards 2007
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Aretha Franklin
Def Poetry Jam
2009
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson [19]
BET Awards 2008
American Idol
Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger
Def Poetry Jam

2010s[edit]

Year Series / Special Ref
2010
Michael Jackson Memorial [20]
BET Awards 2009
The Mark Twain Prize: Bill Cosby
Wanda Sykes: I'ma Be Me
We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial
2011
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Lionel Richie [21]
The BET Honors 2010
Beyoncé: I Am... World Tour
Black Girls Rock!
TV One Night Only: Live from the Essence Music Festival
2012
Oprah Presents: Master Class [22]
BET Awards 2011
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Chaka Khan
Black Girls Rock!
Prince! Behind the Symbol
2013
Black Girls Rock! [23]
The First Graduating Class: Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah and the Legendary Cast of 'Roots' 35 Years Later
Verses & Flow
2014
Black Girls Rock! [24]
12 Years a Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes
Key & Peele
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth
Oprah's Master Class
2015
Oprah's Master Class [25]
BET Awards 2014
Family Feud
On the Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z
UNCF An Evening of Stars
2016
Family Feud [26]
Black Girls Rock!
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore
Oprah's Master Class
2017
Black Girls Rock! [27]
Celebrity Family Feud
The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Awards 2016
Beyoncé: Lemonade
Lip Sync Battle

Multiple wins and nominations[edit]

Wins[edit]

Nominations[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "1991 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1992 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1993 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  6. ^ "1996 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "1997 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ "1998 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ "1999 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2000 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  11. ^ "2001 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  12. ^ "2002 Image Winners". IMDb. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  13. ^ "2003 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  14. ^ "2004 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  15. ^ "2005 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  16. ^ "2006 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  17. ^ "2007 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  18. ^ "2008 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  19. ^ "2009 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  20. ^ "2010 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  21. ^ "2011 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  22. ^ "2012 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  23. ^ "2013 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  24. ^ "2013 Image Awards". Awardsandwinners. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  25. ^ Washington, Arlene. "Selma takes home top film honors". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2016. 
  26. ^ Sutton, Joe (February 6, 2016). "NAACP Image Awards honor black achievement in Hollywood". CNN. 
  27. ^ Kinane, Ruth (December 13, 2016). "Beyoncé leads the pack of 2017 NAACP Image Awards nominees". EW.