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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1998 Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
4 Little Girls (1997)
Shared with:
1990 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Golden Globes, USA

1990 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2007 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Shared with:
1998 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
4 Little Girls (1997)
Shared with:

BAFTA Awards

2002 Won
Special Award

Acapulco Black Film Festival

1999 Nominated
Black Film Award
Best Director
He Got Game (1998)
Best Screenplay
He Got Game (1998)
1998 Nominated
Black Film Award
Best Director
4 Little Girls (1997)

American Black Film Festival

2004 Won
Innovator Award

Atlanta Film Festival

2005 Won
Ossie Davis Award

BET Comedy Awards

2005 Nominated
BET Comedy Award
Outstanding Directing for a Theatrical Film
She Hate Me (2004)
Outstanding Writing for a Theatrical Film
She Hate Me (2004)
Shared with:

Berlin International Film Festival

2003 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
25th Hour (2002)
2001 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Bamboozled (2000)
1997 Won
Special Mention
Get on the Bus (1996)
For the examplary ensemble acting of the whole team.
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Get on the Bus (1996)
1993 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Malcolm X (1992)

Black Movie Awards

2006 Won
Black Movie Award
Best Director
Inside Man (2006)

Black Reel Awards

2014 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Director, TV Movie or Mini-Series
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)
2013 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Director
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Shared with:
Best Documentary
Bad 25 (2012)
2011 Won
Black Reel
Best Television Documentary
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010)
2010 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Director
Passing Strange (2009)
Best Documentary
Great Performances (1971)
For the performance of Passing Strange
2008 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Director
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Best Film
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Shared with:
2007 Won
Black Reel
Best Director
Inside Man (2006)
2006 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Director - Television
Miracle's Boys (2005)
Shared with:
Best Director - Television
Sucker Free City (2004)
2005 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Director
She Hate Me (2004)
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
She Hate Me (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Nominated
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Director
25th Hour (2002)
Best Film
25th Hour (2002)
Shared with:
2002 Nominated
Black Reel
Network/Cable - Best Director
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
Network/Cable - Best Film
3 A.M. (2001)
Shared with:
2001 Won
Black Reel
Best Film
Love & Basketball (2000)
Shared with:
Nominated
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Director
Bamboozled (2000)
Theatrical - Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Bamboozled (2000)
Best Film
Bamboozled (2000)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Director
Summer of Sam (1999)
Best Film
The Best Man (1999)
Shared with:

Cannes Film Festival

1991 Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Jungle Fever (1991)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Jungle Fever (1991)
1989 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Do the Right Thing (1989)
1986 Won
Award of the Youth
Foreign Film
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1993 Won
CFCA Award
Best Director
Malcolm X (1992)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Malcolm X (1992)
1992 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Jungle Fever (1991)
1990 Won
CFCA Award
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Chicago International Film Festival

2005 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
Jesus Children of America (2005)
1980 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
The Answer (1980)

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival

2001 Won
Maverick Tribute Award

César Awards, France

2003 Won
Honorary César

Empire Awards, UK

1999 Won
Inspiration Award

Gotham Awards

1992 Won
Filmmaker Award

Image Awards

2010 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Passing Strange (2009)
2009 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
2007 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie - Comedy or Drama
Inside Man (2006)
2003 Won
Hall of Fame

Independent Spirit Awards

2001 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Love & Basketball (2000)
Shared with:
1987 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

International Documentary Association

2011 Nominated
IDA Award
Best Limited Series
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010)
Shared with:
1998 Nominated
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
4 Little Girls (1997)
Shared with:

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2003 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Locarno International Film Festival

1983 Won
Ernest Artaria Award
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
Tied with Sargento Getúlio (1983).

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1989 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)
1986 Won
New Generation Award
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

MTV Movie Awards

2006 Won
Silver Bucket of Excellence Award

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1990 3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Satellite Awards

1998 Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Documentary Film
4 Little Girls (1997)
Shared with:

Student Academy Awards, USA

1983 Won
Merit Award
Dramatic
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
New York University.

USC Scripter Award

1993 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Malcolm X (1992)
Shared with:

Valladolid International Film Festival

1999 Nominated
Golden Spike
Summer of Sam (1999)

Venice Film Festival

2012 Won
Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award
Won
Future Film Festival Digital Award
Bad 25 (2012)
Won
Biografilm Award
Bad 25 (2012)
2006 Won
Venice Horizons Documentary Award
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Won
Human Rights Film Network Award
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Parallel Sections
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
1995 Nominated
Golden Lion
Clockers (1995)
1990 Won
Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award - Special Mention
Mo' Better Blues (1990)

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