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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2007 Won
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Golden Globes, USA

2007 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
1989 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Bird (1988)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2010 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
Brick City (2009)
Shared with:
2007 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
ER (1994)
For playing "Curtis Ames".
2003 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Door to Door (2002)
Shared with:

BAFTA Awards

2007 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

AFI Awards, USA

2014 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:

FRUITVALE STATION illustrates the power of an art form to find the humanity in a headline. With a ... More

FRUITVALE STATION illustrates the power of an art form to find the humanity in a headline. With a steady hand, Ryan Coogler conducts this haunting chronicle of injustice to its inevitable final destination by allowing audiences to share an intimate, bittersweet day with Oscar Grant. Michael B. Jordan brings a delicate, raw nuance to his portrayal of the struggling but hopeful youth, and Octavia Spencer's big-hearted mom adds to the power of the message - that change will come when we understand and appreciate each other as fellow passengers on a train toward tomorrow.


Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Hollywood Award
Artist of the Year
Out of the Furnace (2013)
The Butler (2013)
Black Nativity (2013)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Best Ensemble Cast
The Butler (2013)
Shared with:
Best Ensemble Cast
Black Nativity (2013)
Shared with:
Best Actor
The Butler (2013)
Movie of the Year
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:
1999 Nominated
Black Film Award
Best Director
Hope Floats (1998)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2013 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Actor
The Butler (2013)
2006 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

BET Awards

2014 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
The Butler (2013)
2007 Won
BET Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming

1992 Won
Special Mention
Fiction: Actor
Criminal Justice (1990)

Black Reel Awards

2014 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:
Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
2010 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Voice Performance
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
2007 Won
Black Reel
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
2004 Won
Black Reel
Television: Best Actor
Deacons for Defense (2003)
Nominated
Black Reel
Film: Best Supporting Actor
Phone Booth (2002)
2003 Nominated
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor
Panic Room (2002)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

1997 Won
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama
Phenomenon (1996)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2006 Won
BSFC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

British Independent Film Awards

2006 Nominated
British Independent Film Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Won
Joel Siegel Award
2007 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

CableACE Awards

1994 Nominated
CableACE
Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Last Light (1993)

Cannes Film Festival

1988 Won
Best Actor
Bird (1988)

Capri, Hollywood

2006 Won
Capri Legend Award

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Won
CFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Deauville Film Festival

1993 Nominated
Critics Award
Strapped (1993)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2006 Won
FFCC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Gotham Awards

2013 Won
Tribute Award
Nominated
Audience Award
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:

Hollywood Film Awards

2006 Won
Hollywood Film Award
Actor of the Year
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Image Awards

2014 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
Won
Chairman's Award
2008 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Great Debaters (2007)
2007 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
2004 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series, or Dramatic Special
Deacons for Defense (2003)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Phone Booth (2002)
1997 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Phenomenon (1996)
1995 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Crying Game (1992)

Independent Spirit Awards

2014 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:
2007 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
American Gun (2005)

International Documentary Association

2010 Nominated
IDA Award
Continuing Series
Brick City (2009)
Shared with:
For episodes "Summer Is Ours", "Struggle", "Central", "Circus", and "Red October"
2008 Nominated
IDA Award
Feature Documentary
Kassim the Dream (2008)
Shared with:

International Online Film Critics' Poll

2009 Nominated
IOFCP Award
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2007 Won
IFC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2006 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2006 Won
Sierra Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2007 Won
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Tied with Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat (2006).

NAMIC Vision Awards

2007 Won
Vision Award
Best Actor - Drama
The Shield (2002)
2004 Nominated
Vision Award
Best Dramatic Performance
Deacons for Defense (2003)

National Board of Review, USA

2006 Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
1994 Won
NBR Award
Best Acting by an Ensemble
Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
Shared with:

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2007 Won
NSFC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2006 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

New York Film Critics, Online

2006 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2012 Nominated
Emmy
Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form
Brick City (2009)
Shared with:

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2006 Won
NTFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2006 Won
OFCC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Online Film & Television Association

2007 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2007 Won
OFCS Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

PGA Awards

2014 Won
Stanley Kramer Award
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:

Peabody Awards

2010 Won
Peabody Award
Brick City (2009)
Shared with:

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2006 Won
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Razzie Awards

2001 Nominated
Razzie Award
Worst Supporting Actor
Battlefield Earth (2000)

Sant Jordi Awards

1989 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Bird (1988)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2014 Won
Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film
2007 Won
Riviera Award
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Satellite Awards

2013 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
2006 Won
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Shield (2002)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2014 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
The Butler (2013)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
Shared with:
2007 Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
2004 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Deacons for Defense (2003)
1995 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The Enemy Within (1994)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2006 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Performance, Male
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Toronto International Film Festival

1993 Won
International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI)
Strapped (1993)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2007 Won
VFCC Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Walk of Fame

2007 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 16 April. At 6801 Hollywood Blvd.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

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