Black Film Critics Circle Awards

BFCC Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actress

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Critics Choice Television Awards

Critics' Choice TV Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Female

Middle of Nowhere (2012)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

GAFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby TV Award [Nominee] (2015)

Drama Supporting Actress

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Image Awards (NAACP)

Image Award [Nominee] (2015)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Image Award [Nominee] (2003)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Any Day Now (1998)

Image Award [Nominee] (2002)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Any Day Now (1998)

Image Award [Nominee] (2001)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Any Day Now (1998)

Image Award [Nominee] (2000)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

Any Day Now (1998)

Image Award [Nominee] (1999)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Any Day Now (1998)

LA Femme International Film Festival

LA Femme Filmmaker Award [Winner] (2008)

Visionary Award

NewNowNext Awards

Nexty [Winner] (2014)

Best New Television Actress

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Ensemble

Selma (2014)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Winner] (2015)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

Orange Is the New Black (2013)

Viewers for Quality Television Awards

Q Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series

Any Day Now (1998)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Acting Ensemble

Selma (2014)