African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

AAFCA Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Screenplay

Dope (2015)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Director, Motion Picture

Dope (2015)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Original or Adapted Screenplay, Motion Picture

Dope (2015)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2000)

Theatrical - Best Director

The Wood (1999)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2000)

Theatrical - Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)

The Wood (1999)

Black Reel Awards for Television

Black Reel [Winner] (2018)

Outstanding Directing, Drama Series
Episode: "The Chi: Pilot (2018)"

The Chi (2018)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Drama Series

The Chi (2018)

Cannes Film Festival

Queer Palm [Nominee] (2015)


Dope (2015)

Deauville Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2015)


Dope (2015)

Grand Special Prize [Nominee] (2015)


Dope (2015)

Edinburgh International Film Festival

Best International Feature Film [Nominee] (2015)


Dope (2015)

Image Awards

Image Award [Winner] (2017)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)

Confirmation (2016)

Image Award [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)

Dope (2015)

Image Award [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical)

Dope (2015)

Image Award [Winner] (2008)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)

Talk to Me (2007)

Seattle International Film Festival

Futurewave Youth Jury Award [Nominee] (2015)


Dope (2015)

Sundance Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize [Nominee] (2015)

Dramatic

Dope (2015)