Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2005)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Movies for Grownups Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Director

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

Salute to Excellence Award [Winner] (2021)


Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Winner] (2006)

Best Director - Television

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Black Reel Awards for Television

Black Reel [Winner] (2017)

Outstanding Writing, TV Movie/Limited Series

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Directing, TV Movie/Limited Series

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Chicago Indie Critics Awards (CIC)

CIC Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Director

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Christopher Awards

Christopher Award [Winner] (2006)

Television & Cable

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

DGA Award [Winner] (2006)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television
Tied with 'Joseph Sargent' for Warm Springs (2005).

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best First Feature

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Image Awards (NAACP)

Image Award [Nominee] (2021)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Image Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Writing in a Television Movie, Documentary or Special

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Image Award [Nominee] (2006)

Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

IFJA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Director

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Music City Film Critics' Association Awards

MCFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries

Lackawanna Blues (2005)

USC Scripter Award

USC Scripter Award [Nominee] (2018)

Television

Based from the non-fiction novel by Rebecca ... More

Based from the non-fiction novel by Rebecca Skloot.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)

Writers Guild of America, USA

WGA Award (TV) [Nominee] (2018)

Long Form - Adaptation

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017)