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Awards

Golden Globes, USA

2016 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nightingale (2014)
2015 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Selma (2014)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2015 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Nightingale (2014)
For playing: "Peter Snowden".
Outstanding Television Movie
Nightingale (2014)
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BAFTA Awards

2010 Nominated
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Small Island (2009)

Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Hollywood Award
Best Ensemble Cast
The Butler (2013)
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Best Supporting Actor
The Butler (2013)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2014 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2014 Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Selma (2014)

Behind the Voice Actors Awards

2017 Nominated
BTVA Television Voice Acting Award
Best Male Vocal Performance in a Television Series in a Supporting Role
Star Wars: Rebels (2014)
As the voice of "Agent Kallus".

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 Won
BFCC Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)
Best Ensemble
Selma (2014)
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Black Reel Awards

2016 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series
Nightingale (2014)
2015 Won
Black Reel
Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
Selma (2014)
Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
A Most Violent Year (2014)
2014 Nominated
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
2013 Nominated
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actor
Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2015 Won
COFCA Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)

Critics Choice Television Awards

2015 Won
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actor in a Movie/Limited Series
Nightingale (2014)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2015 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Selma (2014)
2013 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Male
Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2015 Won
Breakthrough Award
Default (2014)
Interstellar (2014)
A Most Violent Year (2014)
Nightingale (2014)
Selma (2014)
Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)
Best Ensemble
Selma (2014)
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Gold Derby Awards

2015 Won
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor
Nightingale (2014)
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Breakthrough Performer
2013 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Lincoln (2012)
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Hamptons International Film Festival

2013 Won
Breakthrough Performer
The Butler (2013)

Hollywood Film Awards

2013 Won
Spotlight Award
The Butler (2013)

Image Awards

2017 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Queen of Katwe (2016)
2016 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nightingale (2014)
2015 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
Selma (2014)
2014 Won
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
2013 Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2014 Nominated
ICP Award
Best Lead Actor
Selma (2014)
6th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2015 Nominated
ICS Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2015 Nominated
INOCA
Best Actor
Selma (2014)
4th place.

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2017 Nominated
ALFS Award
British/Irish Actor of the Year
A United Kingdom (2016)
Queen of Katwe (2016)

Monte-Carlo TV Festival

2013 Nominated
Golden Nymph
Outstanding Actor in a Television Film
Complicit (2013)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

2015 Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Breakthrough Performance
Selma (2014)

Newcomer David Oyelowo perfectly captured the inspirational message of the Civil Rights Movement in... More

Newcomer David Oyelowo perfectly captured the inspirational message of the Civil Rights Movement in his unforgettable role as Martin Luther King Jr.


NAMIC Vision Awards

2016 Nominated
Vision Award
Best Performance - Drama
Nightingale (2014)

Online Film & Television Association

2015 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)
Nominated
OFTA Television Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Nightingale (2014)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2015 Won
Breakthrough Performance Award
Selma (2014)

"David Oyelowo's transformation into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is truly outstanding," said Film ... More

"David Oyelowo's transformation into Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is truly outstanding," said Film Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "He perfectly recreates King's mannerisms and speech cadence, and moreover, captures the spirit of one of the greatest leaders in history, giving audiences a rewarding portrait of this iconic man that is deeply layered and effecting. For this phenomenal portrayal it is an honor to present him with the 2015 Breakthrough Performance Award, Actor."


Phoenix Critics Circle

2014 Nominated
PCC Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)

RiverRun International Film Festival

2012 Won
Special Jury Prize
Spark Award
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Royal Television Society, UK

2010 Won
RTS Television Award
Best Actor (Male)
Small Island (2009)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2014 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Ensemble
Selma (2014)
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Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2015 Won
Virtuoso Award
Selma (2014)

Satellite Awards

2015 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Nightingale (2014)
2014 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
Selma (2014)
2007 Won
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Five Days (2007)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2014 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
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Village Voice Film Poll

2014 Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)
6th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Actor
Selma (2014)
Best Acting Ensemble
Selma (2014)
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