BAFTA Awards

EE Rising Star Award [Nominee] (2018)


Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Supporting Actress

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

AAFCA Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Supporting Actress

Creed (2015)

AAFCA Award [Winner] (2014)

Breakthrough Performance

Dear White People (2014)

All Def Movie Awards

All Def Movie Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actress

Creed (2015)

American Black Film Festival

Grand Jury Prize [Winner] (2009)

Best Actor

Mississippi Damned (2009)

Black Film Critics Circle Awards

BFCC Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Supporting Actress

Creed (2015)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Black Reel [Winner] (2016)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Creed (2015)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Original Song
Song: "Grip"

Creed (2015)

Black Reel [Nominee] (2015)

Outstanding Actress, Motion Picture

Dear White People (2014)

Black Reel [Winner] (2011)

Best Breakthrough Performance

For Colored Girls (2010)

Black Reel Awards for Television

Black Reel [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Westworld (2016)

Elle Women in Hollywood Awards

Woman of the Year [Winner] (2017)


Empire Awards, UK

Empire Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Female Newcomer

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

Breakthrough Award [Nominee] (2015)


Dear White People (2014)
Grantham & Rose (2014)
Selma (2014)

Gotham Awards

Gotham Independent Film Award [Winner] (2014)

Breakthrough Actor

Dear White People (2014)

Hamptons International Film Festival

Breakthrough Performer [Winner] (2015)


Selma (2014)

Image Awards

Image Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Image Award [Winner] (2016)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Creed (2015)

Image Award [Nominee] (2015)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Dear White People (2014)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

ICP Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Supporting Actress
10th place.

Creed (2015)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

Seattle Film Critics Award [Winner] (2016)

Best Music, Original Song
Song: "Grip"

Creed (2015)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Choice Movie Actress: Drama

Creed (2015)