Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2015)

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American ... More

Oprah Winfrey becomes the first African American woman to be nominated for Best Picture.


Selma (2014)

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award [Winner] (2012)


Oscar [Nominee] (1986)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The Color Purple (1985)

Golden Globes, USA

Cecil B. DeMille Award [Winner] (2018)


Golden Globe [Nominee] (1986)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Color Purple (1985)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Television Movie

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

Running from Crazy (2013)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

Oprah's Master Class (2011)

Bob Hope Humanitarian Award [Winner] (2002)


Primetime Emmy [Winner] (2000)

Outstanding Made for Television Movie

Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1993)

Outstanding Informational Special

Michael Jackson Talks to... Oprah Live (1993)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1989)

Outstanding Miniseries

The Women of Brewster Place (1989)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Movies for Grownups Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

Movies for Grownups Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Grownup Love Story

The Butler (2013)

Acapulco Black Film Festival

Hollywood Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Ensemble Cast

The Butler (2013)

Hollywood Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

Black Film Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Actress

Beloved (1998)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

AAFCA Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

Aftonbladet TV Prize, Sweden

TV Prize [Winner] (1994)

Best Foreign TV Personality - Female (Bästa utländska kvinna)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Picture

Selma (2014)

EDA Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2011)

Female Icon of Humanitarian Activism

EDA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Picture

Precious (2009)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2014)

Best Motion Picture

Selma (2014)

BET Awards

BET Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

The Butler (2013)

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

BFCC Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Black Movie Awards

Black Movie Award [Nominee] (2005)

Outstanding Television Movie

Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005)

Black Reel Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award [Winner] (2018)

Ruby Dee Life Achievement

Black Reel [Winner] (2015)

Outstanding Motion Picture

Selma (2014)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

The Butler (2013)

Black Reel Awards for Television

Black Reel [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Drama Series

Greenleaf (2016)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Drama Series

Queen Sugar (2016)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Drama Series

Queen Sugar (2016)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding TV Movie/Limited Series

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

Christopher Awards

Christopher Award [Winner] (2008)

Feature Films

The Great Debaters (2007)

CINE Competition

CINE Golden Eagle [Winner] (2013)

Broadcast Division: News, Special Features, Public Affairs & General Information

Oprah's Master Class (2011)

CINE Golden Eagle [Winner] (2012)

Broadcast Division: People, Places and Events

Oprah's Next Chapter (2012)

Daytime Emmy Awards

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (2014)

Outstanding Special Class Series

Super Soul Sunday (2011)

Special Recognition Award [Winner] (2011)


Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (2002)

Outstanding Special Class Special

A Prayer for America: Yankee Stadium Memorial (2001)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1999)

Outstanding Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1998)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Lifetime Achievement Award [Winner] (1998)


Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1998)

Outstanding Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1997)

Outstanding Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1997)

Outstanding Talk Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1996)

Outstanding Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1996)

Outstanding Talk Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1995)

Outstanding Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1995)

Outstanding Talk Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1994)

Outstanding Talk Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1994)

Outstanding Talk Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1993)

Outstanding Children's Special
For episode "Shades of a Single Protein".

ABC Afterschool Specials (1972)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1993)

Outstanding Talk Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1993)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1992)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1992)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1991)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1991)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1990)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1990)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1989)

Outstanding Talk/Service Program

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1989)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Nominee] (1988)

Outstanding Talk/Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Daytime Emmy [Winner] (1987)

Outstanding Talk or Service Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Feature

Selma (2014)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

GAFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2015)

Motion Picture

Selma (2014)

Golden Apple Awards

Golden Apple [Winner] (1987)

Female Star of the Year

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actress

The Butler (2013)

Image Awards

Image Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Limited Series or Dramatic Special

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Image Award [Nominee] (2015)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Selma (2014)

Image Award [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

The Butler (2013)

Entertainer of the Year Award [Nominee] (2014)


Hall of Fame [Winner] (2005)


Image Award [Nominee] (2001)

Outstanding Performance in a Variety Series/Special

2000 Essence Awards (2000)

Image Award [Nominee] (1999)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture

Beloved (1998)

Entertainer of the Year Award [Winner] (1991)


International Documentary Association

IDA Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Limited Series

Belief (2015)

IDA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Episodic Series

Oprah's Master Class (2011)

International Emmy Awards

Founders Award [Winner] (2005)


Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (1985)

Best Supporting Actress

The Color Purple (1985)

NAMIC Vision Awards

Vision Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Performance - Drama

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Picture

Selma (2014)

OFTA TV Hall of Fame [Winner] (2013)

Actors and Actresses

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show
Tied with the women of The View (1997).

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Drama Actress

Beloved (1998)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (1998)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (1997)

Best Host of a Talk or Service Show

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

Peabody Awards

Personal Award [Winner] (1996)


People's Choice Awards, USA

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2014)

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Favorite Talk Show Host

The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2008)

Favorite Talk Show Host

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2007)

Favorite Talk Show Host

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2006)

Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2005)

Favorite Daytime Talk Show Host

People's Choice Award [Winner] (2004)

Favorite Talk Show Host

People's Choice Award [Winner] (1998)

Favorite Female Television Performer

People's Choice Award [Winner] (1997)

Favorite Female Television Performer

People's Choice Award [Winner] (1988)

Favorite Talk Show Host

PGA Awards

Stanley Kramer Award [Winner] (2008)


The Great Debaters (2007)

PGA Award [Winner] (2000)

Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television

Tuesdays with Morrie (1999)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The Butler (2013)

Prism Awards

Prism Award [Nominee] (2014)

Performance in a Feature Film

The Butler (2013)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Montecito Award [Winner] (2014)


The Butler (2013)

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The Butler (2013)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

The Butler (2013)

Actor [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Butler (2013)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Television Critics Association Awards

Career Achievement Award [Winner] (2011)


Career Achievement Award [Nominee] (2003)


The Kennedy Center Honors

Kennedy Center Honors [Winner] (2010)


TV Guide Awards

TV Guide Award [Nominee] (2001)

Talk-Variety Star of the Year

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actress

8th place. Tied with Sally Hawkins for Blue ... More

8th place. Tied with Sally Hawkins for Blue Jasmine (2013).


The Butler (2013)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Acting Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award [Winner] (2014)


WFCC Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Female Action Star

Selma (2014)

WFCC Award [Nominee] (2013)

Worst Female Images in a Movie

The Butler (2013)

Women's Image Network Awards

WIN Award [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Actress Feature Film

The Butler (2013)

Yoga Awards

Yoga Award [Winner] (2014)

Worst Foreign Actress

The Butler (2013)