Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Precious (2009)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Leading Actress

Precious (2009)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

EDA Special Mention Award [Nominee] (2009)

Bravest Performance Award

Precious (2009)

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Breakthrough Performance

Precious (2009)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Precious (2009)

BET Awards

BET Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Black Reel Awards

Black Reel [Nominee] (2021)

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Antebellum (2020)

Black Reel [Winner] (2019)

Outstanding Short

The Tale of Four (2016)

Black Reel [Winner] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Black Reel [Winner] (2010)

Best Breakthrough Performance

Precious (2009)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

BSFC Award [Winner] (2012)

Best Ensemble Cast

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

BSFC Award [Winner] (2009)


Precious (2009)

BSFC Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Most Promising Performer

Precious (2009)

Chicago International Film Festival

Breakthrough Performance Award [Winner] (2009)


Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

CinEuphoria Awards

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2011)

Best Actress - Audience Award

Precious (2009)

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2011)

Best Duo - International Competition

Precious (2009)

Dallas International Film Festival

Dallas Star Award [Winner] (2012)


Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

DFCS Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

DFCS Award [Winner] (2009)

Breakthrough Artist

Precious (2009)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

DFCC [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress
4th place

Precious (2009)

Essence Black Women in Hollywood

Honoree [Winner] (2010)


Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Female Lead

Precious (2009)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Pauline Kael Breakout Award [Winner] (2009)


Precious (2009)

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Dorian Award [Winner] (2010)

The More, Please! Breakout of the Year

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2010)

Film Performance of the Year

Precious (2009)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Lead Actress
As Claireece "Precious" Jones

Precious (2009)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Ensemble Cast

Precious (2009)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2010)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Precious (2009)

Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress of the Year

Precious (2009)

Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood Film Award [Winner] (2009)

New Hollywood

Precious (2009)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Image Awards (NAACP)

Image Award [Nominee] (2021)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Antebellum (2020)

Image Award [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

American Horror Story (2011)

Image Award [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

The Big C (2010)

Image Award [Nominee] (2012)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

The Big C (2010)

Image Award [Winner] (2010)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Precious (2009)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

ICP Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Lead Performance

9th place. Tied with Arta Dobroshi for Lorna's ... More

9th place. Tied with Arta Dobroshi for Lorna's Silence (2008) and Carey Mulligan for An Education (2009).


Precious (2009)

International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Internet Film Critic Society

IFCS Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

IFC Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Breakout Star

Precious (2009)

National Board of Review, USA

NBR Award [Winner] (2009)

Breakthrough Performance by an Actress

Precious (2009)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
For the third season "Coven".

American Horror Story (2011)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Breakthrough Performance: Female

Precious (2009)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Winner] (2009)

Breakout on Camera

Precious (2009)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Ensemble Performance

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Virtuoso Award [Winner] (2010)


Precious (2009)

Satellite Awards

Special Achievement Award [Winner] (2009)

Outstanding New Talent

Precious (2009)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2010)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Precious (2009)

Actor [Nominee] (2010)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Precious (2009)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Sunset Film Circle Awards

SFC Award [Nominee] (2020)

Scene Stealer

Antebellum (2020)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice TV: Chemistry

Empire (2015)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress
8th place.

Precious (2009)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Breakthrough Performance

Precious (2009)

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Actress

Precious (2009)

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Ensemble

Precious (2009)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

WFCC Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Young Actress

Precious (2009)