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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2019 Winner
Honorary Award
1973 Nominee
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Sounder (1972)

Golden Globes, USA

1973 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Sounder (1972)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2019 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing: "Ophelia Harkness". For episode "Where Are Your Parents?".
2018 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing "Ophelia Harkness". For episode "I'm Going Away"
2017 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing: "Ophelia Harkness". For episode: "Go Cry Somewhere Else".
2015 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
For playing "Ophelia Hartness".
2014 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
For playing "Carrie Watts".
Outstanding Television Movie
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Shared with:
2009 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Relative Stranger (2009)
For playing: "Pearl".
1999 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
For playing: "Tante Lou".
1995 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Sweet Justice (1994)
For playing "Carrie Grace Battle".
1994 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Special
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
For playing "Castalia".
1982 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
The Marva Collins Story (1981)
For playing "Marva Collins".
1978 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series
King (1978)
For playing: "Coretta Scott King".
1977 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy or Drama Series
Roots (1977)
For playing "Binta". For episode: "Part I".
1974 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Best Lead Actress in a Drama
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
For playing: "Jane Pittman".
Actress of the Year - Special
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

BAFTA Awards

1975 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actress
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)

Acapulco Black Film Festival

1998 Nominee
Black Film Award
Best Actress
Hoodlum (1997)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2012 Winner
Special Achievement Award

BET Comedy Awards

2005 Nominee
BET Comedy Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Theatrical Film
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2011 Winner
BFCC Award
Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Black Movie Awards

2005 Nominee
Black Movie Award
Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

Black Reel Awards

2018 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sidney Poitier Life Achievement Award
2015 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
Shared with:
Outstanding Actress, TV Movie or Mini-Series
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2003 Winner
Black Reel
Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress
The Rosa Parks Story (2002)
2000 Winner
Black Reel
Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Black Reel Awards for Television

2019 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2018 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Guest Actress, Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)

CableACE Awards

1997 Nominee
CableACE
Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
Riot (1997)
1996 Nominee
CableACE
Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
The Road to Galveston (1996)
1991 Winner
ACE
Actress in a Movie or Miniseries
Heat Wave (1990)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2012 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Critics Choice Television Awards

2015 Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2014 Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

Daytime Emmy Awards

1982 Nominee
Daytime Emmy
Outstanding Performer in Children's Programming
The Body Human: Becoming a Woman (1981)

Elle Women in Hollywood Awards

2017 Winner
Woman of the Year

Essence Black Women in Hollywood

2010 Winner
Honoree

Gold Derby Awards

2019 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
Drama Guest Actress of the Decade
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2018 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
Drama Guest Actress
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2014 Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2012 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Gracie Allen Awards

2015 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Hollywood Film Awards

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

Image Awards (NAACP)

2017 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2016 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2015 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2012 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
2010 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Relative Stranger (2009)
2006 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2000 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries/Dramatic Special
A Lesson Before Dying (1999)
1999 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series
Mama Flora's Family (1998)
1998 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Hoodlum (1997)
1997 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series
The Road to Galveston (1996)
1996 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Sweet Justice (1994)
1988 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
1982 Winner
Image Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Series or Miniseries or Television Movie
The Marva Collins Story (1981)
For playing "Marva Collins".
1978 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
A Hero Ain't Nothin' But a Sandwich (1978)
1977 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
The River Niger (1976)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

1972 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Actress
Sounder (1972)
Tied with Katharine Hepburn for The Trojan Women (1971).

Lone Star Film & Television Awards

1996 Winner
Lone Star Film & Television Award
Best TV Actress
The Road to Galveston (1996)

NAMIC Vision Awards

2010 Nominee
Vision Award
Best Performance- Drama
Relative Stranger (2009)

National Board of Review, USA

2011 Winner
NBR Award
Best Acting by an Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
1972 Winner
NBR Award
Best Actress
Sounder (1972)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1972 Winner
NSFC Award
Best Actress
Sounder (1972)

Nevada Film Critics Society

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

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1973 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Actress
Sounder (1972)

New York Women in Film & Television

1999 Winner
Muse Award

Online Film & Television Association

2019 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2018 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2017 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series
How to Get Away with Murder (2014)
2014 Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
1998 Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Ms. Scrooge (1997)

Satellite Awards

2014 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2011 Winner
Special Achievement Award
Best Ensemble, Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2015 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)
2012 Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
The Help (2011)
Shared with:
1997 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The Road to Galveston (1996)
1995 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Sweet Justice (1994)

Sichuan TV Festival

2015 Winner
Gold Panda
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Ensemble
The Help (2011)
Shared with:

TV Land Awards

2007 Winner
Anniversary Award
Roots (1977)
Shared with:
For its 30th anniversary.

Walk of Fame

1997 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 21 August 1997. At 7080 Hollywood Blvd.

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

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

Women in Film Crystal Awards

1982 Winner
Crystal Award

Women's Image Network Awards

2014 Nominee
WIN Award
Actress MFT Movie / Mini-Series
The Trip to Bountiful (2014)

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