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Awards

Golden Globes, USA

2016 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)
2014 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)
2012 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)
2011 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2016 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Luther (2010)
For playing: "John Luther".
2014 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Luther (2010)
For playing "John Luther".
2012 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Luther (2010)
For playing "John Luther".
2011 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Luther (2010)
For playing "Detective John Luther".
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
The Big C (2010)
For playing "Lenny".

BAFTA Awards

2016 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Nominated
BAFTA TV Award
Best Leading Actor
Luther (2010)

Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Hollywood Award
Artist of the Year
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Pacific Rim (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Best Actor
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

All Def Movie Awards

2016 Nominated
All Def Movie Award
Most Likely To Steal Your Girl Award

Austin Film Critics Association

2015 Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2015 Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2012 Nominated
ACCA TV
Best Actor (TV Movie or Mini-Series)
Luther (2010)

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

2013 Won
Humanitarian Award

Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2017 Nominated
BTVA Voice Acting Award
Breakthrough Voice Actor of the Year
Nominated
BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award
Best Male Vocal Performance in a Feature Film in a Supporting Role
The Jungle Book (2016)
As the voice of "Shere Khan".
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film
Finding Dory (2016)
Shared with:
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film
The Jungle Book (2016)
Shared with:
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film
Zootopia (2016)
Shared with:

BET Awards

2016 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Zootopia (2016)
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Luther (2010)
2015 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Luther (2010)
No Good Deed (2014)
2014 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
2012 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Thor (2011)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2011)
Luther (2010)
2011 Won
BET Award
Best Actor
Takers (2010)
Luther (2010)
2010 Won
BET Award
Best Actor
The Losers (2010)
2009 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
RocknRolla (2008)
The Unborn (2009)
2008 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
This Christmas (2007)
American Gangster (2007)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
2007 Nominated
BET Award
Best Actor
Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

Black Reel Awards

2017 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Voice Performance
The Jungle Book (2016)
Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Voice Performance
Finding Dory (2016)
Outstanding Voice Performance
Zootopia (2016)
2016 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Shared with:
2014 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
2012 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Television or Mini-Series Performance, Male
Luther (2010)
2006 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Actor
The Gospel (2005)
Best Actor - Television
Sometimes in April (2005)

Black Reel Awards for Television

2017 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie/Limited Series
Guerrilla (2017)

Capri, Hollywood

2015 Won
Capri Supporting Actor Award
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2013 Won
Capri Actor Award
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Chlotrudis Awards

2016 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Crime Thriller Awards, UK

2013 Nominated
Dagger
Best Leading Actor
Luther (2010)
2011 Won
Dagger
Best Leading Actor
Luther (2010)

Critics Choice Television Awards

2016 Won
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series
Luther (2010)
2012 Nominated
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
Luther (2010)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
4th place

Denver Film Critics Society

2016 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2016 Won
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2016 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Male
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Shared with:

Ghana Movie Awards

2015 Won
Ghana Movie Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Gold Derby Awards

2016 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor
Luther (2010)
2012 Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor
Luther (2010)
2011 Nominated
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor
Luther (2010)

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2011 Nominated
IGN Award
Best TV Hero
Luther (2010)
For playing "John Luther".

Image Awards

2017 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
The Jungle Book (2016)
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film)
Finding Dory (2016)
2016 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Luther (2010)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2015 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
No Good Deed (2014)
2014 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Luther (2010)
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Nominated
Entertainer of the Year Award
2012 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Luther (2010)
2011 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Luther (2010)
Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Takers (2010)
2010 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Obsessed (2009)
2006 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Sometimes in April (2005)
2005 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Wire (2002)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2015 2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 Nominated
ICP Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
8th place.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2016 2nd place
INOCA
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
2nd place.

Jupiter Award

2014 Nominated
Jupiter Award
Best International Actor
Pacific Rim (2013)

Kids' Choice Awards, USA

2017 Nominated
Blimp Award
Favorite Villain
Star Trek Beyond (2016)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2016 Nominated
ALFS Award
British/Irish Actor of the Year
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Second Coming (2014)

NAMIC Vision Awards

2006 Nominated
Vision Award
Best Dramatic Performance
Sometimes in April (2005)
2005 Nominated
Vision Award
Best Dramatic Performance
The Wire (2002)

National Television Awards, UK

2014 Nominated
National Television Award
Radio Times - TV Detective
Luther (2010)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2016 Won
NTFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Online Film & Television Association

2016 Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Limited Series
Luther (2010)

Royal Television Society, UK

2014 Won
RTS Television Award
Best Actor
Luther (2010)

Satellite Awards

2012 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)
2011 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)
2010 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Luther (2010)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2016 Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Luther (2010)
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Shared with:
2008 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
American Gangster (2007)
Shared with:

Screen Nation Awards

2016 Won
Screen Nation Film and Television Award
Favourite International Film
Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Shared with:

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2015 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2013 Nominated
WFCC Award
Best Male Images in a Movie
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

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