Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (1993)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

I'll Fly Away (1991)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1993)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
For playing "Lilly Harper".

I'll Fly Away (1991)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1992)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
For playing: "Lilly Harper".

I'll Fly Away (1991)

American Television Awards

American Television Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Actress in a Dramatic Series

I'll Fly Away (1991)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Nominee] (2001)

Network/Cable - Best Actress

Cora Unashamed (2000)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2000)

Network/Cable - Best Actress

Strange Justice (1999)

Image Awards

Image Award [Winner] (2008)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

The Unit (2006)

Image Award [Nominee] (2007)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

The Unit (2006)

Image Award [Nominee] (1997)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Courage Under Fire (1996)

Image Award [Nominee] (1996)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Clockers (1995)

Image Award [Nominee] (1996)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series

Children of the Dust (1995)

Image Award [Winner] (1995)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

I'll Fly Away (1991)

Satellite Awards

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Strange Justice (1999)

Viewers for Quality Television Awards

Q Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series

I'll Fly Away (1991)

Q Award [Winner] (1992)

Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series

I'll Fly Away (1991)