Forest Whitaker Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

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

Golden Globes, USA

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

Primetime Emmy Awards

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

BAFTA Awards

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

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2014 Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Actor
The Butler (2013)
Best Grownup Love Story
The Butler (2013)
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Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014 Nominee
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 Nominee
Black Film Award
Best Director
Hope Floats (1998)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

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

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2006 Nominee
ACCA
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Runner-Up

BET Awards

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

Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming

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

Black Reel Awards

2016 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Southpaw (2015)
2014 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Motion Picture
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:
Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
2010 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Voice Performance
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
2007 Winner
Black Reel
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
2004 Winner
Black Reel
Television: Best Actor
Deacons for Defense (2003)
Nominee
Black Reel
Film: Best Supporting Actor
Phone Booth (2002)
2003 Nominee
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Supporting Actor
Panic Room (2002)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

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

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

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

British Independent Film Awards

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

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

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

CableACE Awards

1994 Nominee
CableACE
Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Last Light (1993)
1992 Nominee
CableACE
Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Criminal Justice (1990)

Cannes Film Festival

1988 Winner
Best Actor
Bird (1988)

Capri, Hollywood

2006 Winner
Capri Legend Award

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

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

Christopher Awards

2003 Winner
Christopher Award
Television & Cable
Door to Door (2002)
Shared with:

Critics Choice Television Awards

2016 Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series
Roots (2016)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

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

Deauville Film Festival

1993 Nominee
Critics Award
Strapped (1993)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
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2014 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:
2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
American Gun (2005)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

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

Gold Derby Awards

2007 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
As Idi Amin
Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actor
The Shield (2002)

Gotham Awards

2013 Winner
Tribute Award
Nominee
Audience Award
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Shared with:

Hollywood Film Awards

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

Image Awards

2016 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Southpaw (2015)
2014 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
Winner
Chairman's Award
2008 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Great Debaters (2007)
2007 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
2004 Nominee
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 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Phenomenon (1996)
1995 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
The Crying Game (1992)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2006 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Lead Performance
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
5th place.

International Documentary Association

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

2007 Nominee
INOCA
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

International Online Film Critics' Poll

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

Iowa Film Critics Awards

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

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2007 Nominee
IOMA
Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

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

Kids' Choice Awards, USA

2017 Nominee
Blimp Award
#SQUAD
Rogue One (2016)
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Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

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

London Critics Circle Film Awards

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

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

NAMIC Vision Awards

2017 Nominee
Vision Award
Best Performance - Drama
Roots (2016)
2007 Winner
Vision Award
Best Actor - Drama
The Shield (2002)
2004 Nominee
Vision Award
Best Dramatic Performance
Deacons for Defense (2003)

National Board of Review, USA

2006 Winner
NBR Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
1994 Winner
NBR Award
Best Acting by an Ensemble
Prêt-à-Porter (1994)
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National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

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

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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

New York Film Critics, Online

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

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2012 Nominee
Emmy
Outstanding Informational Programming - Long Form
Brick City (2009)
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North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2007 Winner
NTFCA Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

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

Online Film & Television Association

2007 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series
ER (1994)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

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

PGA Awards

2014 Winner
Stanley Kramer Award
Fruitvale Station (2013)
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Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

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

Razzie Awards

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

Sant Jordi Awards

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

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

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

Satellite Awards

2013 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
The Butler (2013)
2006 Winner
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Nominee
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 Nominee
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 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
2004 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Deacons for Defense (2003)
1995 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The Enemy Within (1994)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

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

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

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

The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

2000 Winner
Stinker Award
Worst On-Screen Hairstyle
Battlefield Earth (2000)
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Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

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

Toronto International Film Festival

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

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

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

Walk of Fame

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

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

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

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