Awards

Academy Awards

2009 Nominee
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Golden Globes

2016 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Empire (2015)

 

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2015 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2011 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)

 

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films

2017 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Actress
Hidden Figures (2016)

 

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2008 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Austin Film Critics Association

2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2016 Nominee
ACCA
Best Cast Ensemble
Hidden Figures (2016)

Shared with:

Octavia Spencer
Janelle Monáe
Kevin Costner
Kirsten Dunst
Jim Parsons
Mahershala Ali

2008 Nominee
ACCA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Best Cast Ensemble
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Shared with:

Brad Pitt
Cate Blanchett
Tilda Swinton
Julia Ormond

 

BET Awards

2017 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Empire (2015)
Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Empire (2015)
2015 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
No Good Deed (2014)
Empire (2015)
Think Like a Man Too (2014)
From the Rough (2013)
2013 Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
Person of Interest (2011)
Think Like a Man (2012)
2012 Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
Person of Interest (2011)
Larry Crowne (2011)
2011 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
The Karate Kid (2010)
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
2010 Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
2009 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Not Easily Broken (2009)
The Family That Preys (2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2006 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Four Brothers (2005)
Something New (2006)

 

Black Movie Awards

2005 Winner
Black Movie Award
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Hustle & Flow (2005)

 

Black Reel Awards

2017 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture
Hidden Figures (2016)
2012 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Female
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
2010 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Actress
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
2008 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2006 Winner
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actress
Hustle & Flow (2005)
2002 Nominee
Black Reel
Theatrical – Best Actress
Baby Boy (2001)

 

Black Reel Awards for Television

2017 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Actress, Drama Series
Empire (2015)

 

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2009 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Best Acting Ensemble
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Shared with:

Brad Pitt
Cate Blanchett
Tilda Swinton
Elias Koteas
Julia Ormond
Jason Flemyng

 

CinEuphoria Awards

2010 Winner
CinEuphoria
Best Supporting Actress – International Competition
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Critics Choice Television Awards

2016 Nominee
Critics’ Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2015 Winner
Critics’ Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)

 

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2016 Winner
Dorian Award
TV Performance of the Year – Actress
Empire (2015)

 

Gold Derby Awards

2017 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Hidden Figures (2016)

Shared with:

Mahershala Ali
Kevin Costner
Kirsten Dunst
Aldis Hodge
Olek Krupa
Janelle Monáe
Jim Parsons
Glen Powell
Octavia Spencer

2015 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Performer of the Year
Drama Lead Actress
Empire (2015)
2011 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
2009 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Shared with:

Mahershala Ali
Cate Blanchett
Jason Flemyng
Jared Harris
Elias Koteas
Julia Ormond
Brad Pitt
Phyllis Somerville
Tilda Swinton

 

Golden Schmoes Awards

2008 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Gotham Awards

2007 Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Ensemble Performance
Talk to Me (2007)

Shared with:

Cedric the Entertainer
Don Cheadle
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Mike Epps
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Martin Sheen

 

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2008 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2013 Nominee
IGN Award
Best TV Hero
Person of Interest (2011)

 

Image Awards

2018 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2017 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2015 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
No Good Deed (2014)
Winner
Entertainer of the Year Award
2014 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Person of Interest (2011)
2013 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Think Like a Man (2012)
2012 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
Person of Interest (2011)
2010 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
I Can Do Bad All by Myself (2009)
2009 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2008 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Talk to Me (2007)
2006 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Hustle & Flow (2005)

 

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2009 Nominee
IOMA
Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Actress
Hidden Figures (2016)

 

Locarno International Film Festival

2001 Winner
Special Mention
Baby Boy (2001)

Shared with:

John Singleton (director)
Tyrese Gibson
Omar Gooding
Tamara LaSeon Bass
Candy Ann Brown
A.J. Johnson
Ving Rhames
Angell Conwell
Kareem J. Grimes
Tracey Cherelle Jones
Kaylan Bolton

For its innovative concept and ensemble acting.

 

MTV Movie + TV Awards

2017 Winner
MTV Movie + TV Award
Best Hero
Hidden Figures (2016)
Nominee
MTV Movie + TV Award
Best Actor in a Movie
Hidden Figures (2016)
Best Kiss
Empire (2015)

Shared with:

Terrence Howard

2009 Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Best Female Performance
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2006 Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Hustle & Flow (2005)
Best Kiss
Hustle & Flow (2005)

Shared with:

Terrence Howard

 

Online Film & Television Association

2016 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2015 Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
Empire (2015)
2011 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
2006 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Song
Hustle & Flow (2005)

Shared with:

Paul Beauregard (music and lyrics by)
Juicy J (music and lyrics by)
Cedric Coleman (music and lyrics by)
Terrence Howard (performed by)

For the song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp”.

 

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2017 Winner
Ensemble Cast Award
Hidden Figures (2016)

Shared with:

Octavia Spencer
Janelle Monáe
Kevin Costner
Jim Parsons
Kirsten Dunst
Mahershala Ali
Glen Powell

 

People’s Choice Awards

2017 Nominee
People’s Choice Award
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress

 

Satellite Awards

2016 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture
Hidden Figures (2016)
2015 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Series, Drama
Empire (2015)
2011 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
2007 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Talk to Me (2007)

 

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2017 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Hidden Figures (2016)

Shared with:

Mahershala Ali
Kevin Costner
Kirsten Dunst
Aldis Hodge
Janelle Monáe
Jim Parsons
Glen Powell
Octavia Spencer

2009 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Shared with:

Mahershala Ali
Cate Blanchett
Jason Flemyng
Jared Harris
Elias Koteas
Julia Ormond
Brad Pitt
Phyllis Somerville
Tilda Swinton

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boston Legal (2004)

Shared with:

Candice Bergen
Saffron Burrows
Christian Clemenson
John Larroquette
William Shatner
James Spader
Tara Summers
Gary Anthony Williams

2008 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boston Legal (2004)

Shared with:

Rene Auberjonois
Candice Bergen
Julie Bowen
Saffron Burrows
Christian Clemenson
John Larroquette
William Shatner
James Spader
Tara Summers
Mark Valley
Gary Anthony Williams
Constance Zimmer

2006 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Hustle & Flow (2005)

Shared with:

Anthony Anderson
Ludacris
Isaac Hayes
Terrence Howard
Taryn Manning
Elise Neal
Paula Jai Parker
DJ Qualls

 

St. Louis Film Critics Association

2008 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
2007 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Talk to Me (2007)

 

Teen Choice Awards

2017 Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Hidden Figures (2016)
2016 Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Empire (2015)
2015 Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice TV Actress: Drama
Empire (2015)
Choice TV: Chemistry
Empire (2015)

Shared with:

Trai Byers
Kaitlin Doubleday
Grace Byers
Bryshere Y. Gray
Terrence Howard
Ta’Rhonda Jones
Serayah
Gabourey Sidibe
Jussie Smollett

 

Television Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
TCA Award
Individual Achievement in Drama
Empire (2015)

 

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Hustle & Flow (2005)

 

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Nominee
WFCC Award
Best Actress
Hidden Figures (2016)

 

Women’s Image Network Awards

2011 Nominee
WIN Award
Actress Made For TV Movie / Mini Series
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)