Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Supporting Actress

The Ladykillers (2004)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy

The Ladykillers (2004)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2000)

Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress

A Lesson Before Dying (1999)

Cannes Film Festival

Jury Prize [Winner] (2004)


The Ladykillers (2004)

Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards

Camie [Winner] (2003)


Miss Lettie and Me (2002)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Winner] (1997)

Best Supporting Actress

A Family Thing (1996)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (1997)

Most Promising Actress

A Family Thing (1996)

Image Awards (NAACP)

Image Award [Nominee] (2005)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

The Ladykillers (2004)

Image Award [Nominee] (2001)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Soul Food (2000)

Image Award [Winner] (1998)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Soul Food (1997)

Indie Series Awards

ISA [Nominee] (2011)

Outstanding Guest Appearance

Diary of a Single Mom (2009)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

KCFCC Award [Winner] (1996)

Best Supporting Actress

A Family Thing (1996)

MovieGuide Awards

Grace Award [Nominee] (2005)

Most Inspiring Movie Acting

The Ladykillers (2004)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

WFCC Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Comedic Performance
Tied with Halle Berry for Catwoman (2004).

The Ladykillers (2004)