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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2017 Winner
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Fences (2016)
2012 Nominee
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
The Help (2011)
2009 Nominee
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Doubt (2008)

Golden Globes, USA

2017 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Fences (2016)
2016 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2012 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
The Help (2011)
2009 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Doubt (2008)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2018 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Scandal (2012)
For playing "Annalise Keating". For episode "Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself"
2017 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing: "Annalise Keating".
2016 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing: "Annalise Keating".
2015 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing "Annalise Keating".

BAFTA Awards

2017 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2012 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Leading Actress
The Help (2011)

AACTA International Awards

2017 Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2017 Winner
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Grownup Love Story
Fences (2016)
Shared with:

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2016 Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2008 Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Winner
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Fences (2016)
Nominee
EDA Special Mention Award
Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Fences (2016)
2012 Winner
EDA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
Nominee
EDA Female Focus Award
Female Icon of the Year
The Help (2011)
2008 Winner
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)
Nominee
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
Doubt (2008)
For all of the scenes featuring Mrs. Miller (Viola Davis).

Austin Film Critics Association

2016 Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2016 Winner
ACCA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Fences (2016)
Nominee
ACCA
Best Cast Ensemble
Fences (2016)
Shared with:
2011 Winner
ACCA
Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Help (2011)
2008 Nominee
ACCA
Best Cast Ensemble
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:
Runner-Up

BET Awards

2017 Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
Custody (2016)
Fences (2016)
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Suicide Squad (2016)
2016 Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
BET Award
Best Actress
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Get on Up (2014)
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2012 Winner
BET Award
Best Actress
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
The Help (2011)

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Winner
BFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Winner
BFCC Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Black Reel Awards

2017 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Fences (2016)
2016 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture
Lila & Eve (2015)
2015 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
2013 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Actress
Won't Back Down (2012)
2012 Winner
Black Reel
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2011 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actress
Eat Pray Love (2010)
2008 Winner
Black Reel
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)
2003 Nominee
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Supporting Actress
Solaris (2002)

Black Reel Awards for Television

2017 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Actress, Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series
Custody (2016)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2008 Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
Winner
#SeeHer Award
2012 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2009 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)
Best Acting Ensemble
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2017 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Actress
Fences (2016)
2012 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2008 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Chicago International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Career Achievement Award

Critics Choice Television Awards

2016 Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2016 Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2008 Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Denver Film Critics Society

2017 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

2016 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
Tied with Greta Gerwig for 20th Century Women (2016).
2011 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2003 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Female
Antwone Fisher (2002)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2017 Winner
Dorian Award
Film Performance of the Year - Actress
Fences (2016)
Nominee
Dorian Award
Wilde Artist of the Year
2016 Nominee
Dorian Award
TV Performance of the Year - Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
Dorian Award
TV Performance of the Year - Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2017 Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2012 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

Gold Derby Awards

2018 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actress
Scandal (2012)
2017 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Fences (2016)
Shared with:
2016 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Lead Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Performer of the Year
Drama Lead Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2012 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actress
The Help (2011)
2009 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)
As Mrs. Miller
2004 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actress
The Practice (1997)
2003 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Far from Heaven (2002)
Shared with:

Golden Schmoes Awards

2016 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Fences (2016)
2011 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Actress of the Year
The Help (2011)

Hawaii Film Critics Society

2017 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Actress
Fences (2016)

Hollywood Film Awards

2011 Winner
Hollywood Film Award
Ensemble of the Year
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2008 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2016 Nominee
IGN Award
Best Movie Actress
Fences (2016)

Image Awards

2018 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2017 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Fences (2016)
Nominee
Entertainer of the Year Award
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2016 Nominee
Entertainer of the Year Award
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Lila & Eve (2015)
2015 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Get on Up (2014)
Nominee
Entertainer of the Year Award
2013 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Won't Back Down (2012)
2012 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
2011 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
United States of Tara (2009)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2016 Winner
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Winner
IFJA Award
Best Supporting Actress
The Help (2011)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
4th place.
2008 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Supporting Performance
Doubt (2008)
10th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2017 Nominee
ICS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2017 Winner
INOCA
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2012 Nominee
INOCA
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

International Online Film Critics' Poll

2010 Nominee
IOFCP Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2017 Winner
IFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2012 Winner
IFC Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

Irish Film and Television Awards

2017 Nominee
IFTA Award
Best International Actress
Fences (2016)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
Tied with Naomie Harris for Moonlight (2016).

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2017 Nominee
ALFS Award
Supporting Actress of the Year
Fences (2016)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Maui Film Festival

2016 Winner
Navigator Award

MovieGuide Awards

2012 Nominee
Grace Award
Most Inspiring Performance in Movies
The Help (2011)

National Board of Review, USA

2013 Winner
NBR Award
Best Ensemble
Prisoners (2013)
Shared with:
2011 Winner
NBR Award
Best Acting by an Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
2008 Winner
NBR Award
Breakthrough Performance by an Actress
Doubt (2008)
Best Acting by an Ensemble
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2009 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Nevada Film Critics Society

2012 Winner
NFCS Award
Best Ensemble Cast
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

New York Film Critics, Online

2016 Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2017 Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2017 Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2nd place
2012 Winner
NTFCA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2017 Nominee
OFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Online Film & Television Association

2018 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Scandal (2012)
2017 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2016 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2012 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2009 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)
2003 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
The Practice (1997)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2009 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

People's Choice Awards, USA

2017 Nominee
People's Choice Award
Favorite Dramatic TV Actress
2015 Winner
People's Choice Award
Favorite Actress in a New TV Series

Phoenix Critics Circle

2016 Winner
PCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Winner
PFCS Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Fences (2016)
2011 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Actress in a Leading Role
The Help (2011)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2011 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2016 Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Outstanding Performer of the Year Award
The Help (2011)
2009 Winner
Virtuoso Award
Doubt (2008)

Satellite Awards

2016 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Fences (2016)
2011 Winner
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
Winner
Special Achievement Award
Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2017 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Fences (2016)
Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Fences (2016)
Shared with:
2016 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2012 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
The Help (2011)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
2009 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Doubt (2008)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
2008 Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2016 Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2008 Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Teen Choice Awards

2012 Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
The Help (2011)

Television Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
TCA Award
Individual Achievement in Drama
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2008 Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Supporting Performance, Female
Doubt (2008)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2009 Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)

Village Voice Film Poll

2016 Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
3rd place.
2011 Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
10th place.
2008 Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Doubt (2008)
2nd place.

Walk of Fame

2017 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On January 5, 2017. At 7013 Hollywood Blvd.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Fences (2016)
2011 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Actress
The Help (2011)
2008 Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Acting Ensemble
Doubt (2008)
Shared with:

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Nominee
Lifetime Achievement Award
2011 Winner
WFCC Award
Women's Work/Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
Best Actress
The Help (2011)

Women in Film Crystal Awards

2012 Winner
Crystal Award

Women's Image Network Awards

2011 Nominee
WIN Award
Actress Feature Film
The Help (2011)

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