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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2012 Won
Honorary Award
1971 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Great White Hope (1970)

Golden Globes, USA

1992 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Pros and Cons (1991)
1991 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Gabriel's Fire (1990)
1975 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Claudine (1974)
1971 Won
Golden Globe
Most Promising Newcomer - Male
The Great White Hope (1970)
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Great White Hope (1970)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2004 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Everwood (2002)
For playing "Will Cleveland"
1997 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Frasier (1993)
For playing "Norman". For episode "Roz's Krantz And Gouldenstein Are Dead".
1995 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Under One Roof (1995)
For playing "Neb Langston".
1994 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Picket Fences (1992)
For playing "Attorney Bryant Thomas". For episode "System Down".
1991 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Gabriel's Fire (1990)
For playing "Gabriel Bird".
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Heat Wave (1990)
For playing "Junius Jackson".
1990 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
By Dawn's Early Light (1990)
For playing "Alice".
1964 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
East Side/West Side (1963)
For playing "Joe". For episode "Who Do You Kill?".

Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2015 Won
BTVA People's Choice Voice Acting Award
Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Action/Drama
Star Wars Rebels (2014)
As the voice of "Darth Vader".
Won
BTVA Television Voice Acting Award
Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Guest Role - Action/Drama
Star Wars Rebels (2014)
As the voice of "Darth Vader".

Black Reel Awards

2016 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series
Great Performances (1971)
For episode "Driving Miss Daisy"
2000 Nominated
Black Reel
Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actor
Santa and Pete (1999)

CableACE Awards

1991 Won
ACE
Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Heat Wave (1990)
Won
CableACE
Actor in a Dramatic Special or Series
Third and Oak: The Pool Hall (1989)
1987 Nominated
ACE
Actor in a Comedy Series
Faerie Tale Theatre (1982)
For episode "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp".

Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards

2006 Won
Camie
The Reading Room (2005)
Shared with:

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Won
Oscar Micheaux Award

Critics Choice Television Awards

2014 Nominated
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Daytime Emmy Awards

2000 Won
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Performer in a Children's Special
Summer's End (1999)
For playing "William Blakely".
1988 Nominated
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming
CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984)
For episode "Soldier Boys".

DVD Exclusive Awards

2006 Won
DVDX Award
Best Supporting Actor (in a DVD Premiere Movie)
The Sandlot 2 (2005)
2003 Won
DVDX Award
Best Actor in a DVD Premiere Movie
Finder's Fee (2001)

Gold Derby Awards

2014 Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
Comedy Guest Actor
The Big Bang Theory (2007)
2005 Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actor
Everwood (2002)

Grammy Awards

2006 Won
Grammy
Best Spoken Word Album for Children
Shared with:
For the album "Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long".

Image Awards

1998 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Frasier (1993)
1996 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Motion Picture
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)
Outstanding Performance in an Animated/Live-Action/Dramatic Youth or Children's Series/Special
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)
For episode "The Valiant Little Tailor".
1993 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie
Gabriel's Fire (1990)
1975 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Claudine (1974)

Independent Spirit Awards

1988 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Male
Matewan (1987)

Joseph Plateau Awards

1995 Won
Joseph Plateau Life Achievement Award

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

1995 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Actor
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

Method Fest

2001 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

National Board of Review, USA

1995 Won
Career Achievement Award

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory (2007)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2009 Won
Life Achievement Award
1996 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

USA Film Festival

1995 Won
Master Screen Artist Tribute

Viewers for Quality Television Awards

1991 Nominated
Q Award
Best Actor in a Quality Drama Series
Gabriel's Fire (1990)

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