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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1986

Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
Steven Spielberg
Kathleen Kennedy
Frank Marshall
Quincy Jones
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Whoopi Goldberg
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Margaret Avery
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Oprah Winfrey
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Menno Meyjes
Best Cinematography
Allen Daviau
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
J. Michael Riva
Bo Welch
Linda DeScenna
Best Costume Design
Aggie Guerard Rodgers
Best Music, Original Song
Quincy Jones (music/lyrics)
Rod Temperton (music/lyrics)
Lionel Richie (lyrics)
For the song "Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)".
Best Music, Original Score
Quincy Jones
Jeremy Lubbock
Rod Temperton
Caiphus Semenya
Andraé Crouch
Chris Boardman
Jorge Calandrelli
Joel Rosenbaum
Fred Steiner
Jack Hayes
Jerry Hey
Randy Kerber
Best Makeup
Ken Chase

Golden Globes, USA 1986

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Whoopi Goldberg
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Steven Spielberg
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Oprah Winfrey
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Quincy Jones

BAFTA Awards 1987

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Menno Meyjes

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 1987

Won
ASCAP Award
Top Box Office Films
Quincy Jones
Chris Boardman
Jorge Calandrelli
Andraé Crouch
Jack Hayes
Joel Rosenbaum
Fred Steiner
Rod Temperton

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1987

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Language Film

Black Movie Awards 2005

Won
Classic Cinema Hall of Fame

Blue Ribbon Awards 1987

Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Steven Spielberg

British Society of Cinematographers 1986

Nominated
Best Cinematography Award
Allen Daviau

Casting Society of America, USA 1986

Won
Artios
Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama
Reuben Cannon

Directors Guild of America, USA 1986

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Steven Spielberg
Gerald R. Molen (unit production manager) (plaque)
Pat Kehoe (first assistant director) (plaque)
Richard A. Wells (first assistant director) (plaque)
Victoria E. Rhodes (second assistant director) (plaque)

Image Awards 1988

Won
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture
Whoopi Goldberg

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1985

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Steven Spielberg

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1985

2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Actress
Whoopi Goldberg
Best Supporting Actress
Oprah Winfrey
2nd place
New Generation Award
Whoopi Goldberg

National Board of Review, USA 1985

Won
NBR Award
Best Film
Best Actress
Whoopi Goldberg
Nominated
NBR Award
Top Ten Films

Online Film & Television Association 1997

Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Motion Picture

Writers Guild of America, USA 1986

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Menno Meyjes

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