Academy Awards, USA (2015)

Oscar [Winner]

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

Common
John Legend

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Christian Colson
Oprah Winfrey
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner

Golden Globes, USA (2015)

Golden Globe [Winner]

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

John Legend
Common

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Director - Motion Picture

Ava DuVernay

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

David Oyelowo

AFI Awards, USA (2015)

AFI Award [Winner]

Movie of the Year

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) (2014)

AAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

AAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Music

John Legend
Common

AAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

AAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Picture

AAFCA Award [Winner]

Top 10 Films

Alliance of Women Film Journalists (2015)

EDA Female Focus Award [Winner]

Best Woman Director

Ava DuVernay

EDA Female Focus Award [Winner]

Female Icon of the Year

Ava DuVernay

EDA Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

EDA Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

Christian Colson
Oprah Winfrey
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner

Americana Film Fest (2015)

Audience Award [Winner]

Best Film

Ava DuVernay

Tops [Nominee]


Ava DuVernay

Austin Film Critics Association (2014)

Austin Film Critics Award [Nominee]

Best Film

Awards Circuit Community Awards (2014)

ACCA [Winner]

Best Original Song

Common
John Legend

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture

Christian Colson
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Oprah Winfrey

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Actor in a Leading Role

David Oyelowo

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

BET Awards (2015)

BET Award [Winner]

Best Movie

Black Film Critics Circle Awards (2014)

BFCC Award [Winner]

Top Ten Films

BFCC Award [Winner]

Best Picture

BFCC Award [Winner]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

BFCC Award [Winner]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

BFCC Award [Winner]

Best Supporting Actress

Carmen Ejogo

BFCC Award [Winner]

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Webb

BFCC Award [Winner]

Best Ensemble

David Oyelowo
Tom Wilkinson
Carmen Ejogo
André Holland
Giovanni Ribisi
Lorraine Toussaint
Stephan James
Wendell Pierce
Common
Alessandro Nivola
LaKeith Stanfield
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Dylan Baker
Tim Roth
Oprah Winfrey

Black Reel Awards (2015)

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Motion Picture

Oprah Winfrey
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Christian Colson

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Actor, Motion Picture

David Oyelowo

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Wendell Pierce

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Carmen Ejogo

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Director, Motion Picture

Ava DuVernay

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Ensemble

Aisha Coley

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Score

Jason Moran

Black Reel [Winner]

Outstanding Original Song

John Legend
Common
Rhymefest

Black Reel [Nominee]

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male

André Holland

Black Reel [Nominee]

Outstanding Breakthrough Performance, Male

Stephan James

Boston Online Film Critics Association (2014)

BOFCA Award [Winner]

Ten Best Films of the Year

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (2015)

Critics Choice Award [Winner]

Best Song

Common
John Legend

Critics Choice Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

Critics Choice Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

Critics Choice Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

Critics Choice Award [Nominee]

Best Acting Ensemble

Casting Society of America, USA (2015)

Artios [Nominee]

Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama

Aisha Coley
Robyn Owen

Central Ohio Film Critics Association (2015)

COFCA Award [Winner]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

COFCA Award [Winner]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

COFCA Award [Winner]

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Webb

COFCA Award [Winner]

Best Picture

COFCA Award [Winner]

Breakthrough Film Artist

Ava DuVernay

COFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Film Editing

Spencer Averick

Cinema for Peace Awards (2015)

Cinema for Peace Award [Winner]

Most Valuable Movie of the Year

Ava DuVernay

Costume Designers Guild Awards (2015)

CDG Award [Nominee]

Excellence in Period Film

Ruth E. Carter

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards (2014)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

DFWFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

Denver Film Critics Society (2015)

DFCS Award [Nominee]

Best Original Song

Film Independent Spirit Awards (2015)

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee]

Best Feature

Christian Colson
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Oprah Winfrey

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee]

Best Cinematography

Bradford Young

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee]

Best Male Lead

David Oyelowo

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Female

Carmen Ejogo

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (2015)

Dorian Award [Winner]

Film Director of the Year

Ava DuVernay

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) (2015)

Breakthrough Award [Winner]


David Oyelowo
For Default , Interstellar , A Most Violent Year and Nightingale

GAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Original Song

John Legend
Common
Rhymefest

Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema [Winner]


Ava DuVernay
Paul Webb

Breakthrough Award [Nominee]


Ava DuVernay

Breakthrough Award [Nominee]


Tessa Thompson
For Dear White People and Grantham & Rose

GAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

GAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

GAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

GAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Webb

GAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Ensemble

David Oyelowo
Tom Wilkinson
Carmen Ejogo
André Holland
Giovanni Ribisi
Lorraine Toussaint
Stephan James
Wendell Pierce
Common
Alessandro Nivola
LaKeith Stanfield
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Dylan Baker
Tim Roth
Oprah Winfrey

Gold Derby Awards (2015)

Gold Derby Award [Winner]

Original Song

Common
John Legend

Gold Derby Award [Nominee]

Motion Picture

Christian Colson
Oprah Winfrey
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner

Gold Derby Award [Nominee]

Director

Ava DuVernay

Grammy Awards (2016)

Grammy [Winner]

Best Song Written for Visual Media

Common
John Legend
Rhymefest

Grammy [Nominee]

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards (2015)

Artisan [Nominee]

Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling - Feature Films

Melissa Forney
Pierce Austin

Hollywood Post Alliance, US (2015)

HPA Awards [Nominee]

Outstanding Editing - Feature Film

Spencer Averick

Houston Film Critics Society Awards (2015)

HFCS Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

HFCS Award [Nominee]

Best Original Song

John Legend
Common

Image Awards (2015)

Image Award [Winner]

Outstanding Motion Picture

Image Award [Winner]

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

David Oyelowo

Image Award [Winner]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Common

Image Award [Winner]

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Carmen Ejogo

Image Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

André Holland

Image Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Wendell Pierce

Image Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Oprah Winfrey

Image Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture

Ava DuVernay

Indiewire Critics' Poll (2014)

ICP Award [Nominee]

Best Film

ICP Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

ICP Award [Nominee]

Best Lead Actor

David Oyelowo

ICP Award [Nominee]

Best Cinematography

Bradford Young

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) (2015)

INOCA [Winner]

Best Original Song

Common
John Legend

INOCA [Nominee]

Best Ensemble Cast

INOCA [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

Internet Film Critic Society (2014)

IFCS Award [Winner]

Best Film

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (2014)

Sierra Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

Location Managers Guild International Awards (LMGI) (2015)

Outstanding Achievement Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Locations in a Period Film

Wes Hagan
Leif Tilden

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA (2015)

Golden Reel Award [Nominee]

Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film

Julie Pearce
Clint Bennett

MTV Movie + TV Awards (2015)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee]

Movie of the Year

MTV Movie Award [Nominee]

Breakthrough Performance

David Oyelowo

National Board of Review, USA (2014)

Freedom of Expression Award [Winner]


New York Film Critics, Online (2014)

NYFCO Award [Winner]

Top Films of the Year

North Carolina Film Critics Association (2015)

NCFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Narrative Film

NCFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

Online Film & Television Association (2015)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

OFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

OFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Breakthrough Performance - Female

Carmen Ejogo

OFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

Christian Colson
Oprah Winfrey
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner

OFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Music, Original Song

Common
John Legend

Online Film Critics Society Awards (2014)

OFCS Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

OFCS Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

OFCS Award [Nominee]

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Webb

Palm Springs International Film Festival (2015)

Audience Award [Winner]

Best Narrative Feature

Ava DuVernay

Breakthrough Performance Award [Winner]


David Oyelowo

Directors to Watch [Winner]


Ava DuVernay

Phoenix Critics Circle (2014)

PCC Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

PCC Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

Publicists Guild of America (2015)

Maxwell Weinberg Award [Nominee]

Motion Picture

Paramount Pictures
Pathé
Harpo Films

Satellite Awards (2014)

Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture

Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Actor in a Motion Picture

David Oyelowo

Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Screenplay, Original

Paul Webb

Seattle Film Critics Awards (2015)

Seattle Film Critics Award [Nominee]

Best Music, Original Song

John Legend
Common
Rhymefest

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US (2014)

SLFCA Award [Nominee]

Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)

Village Voice Film Poll (2014)

VVFP Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

VVFP Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Actress

Carmen Ejogo

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards (2014)

Joe Barber Award [Nominee]

Best Portrayal of Washington, DC

WAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Film

WAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Ava DuVernay

WAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

David Oyelowo

WAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Acting Ensemble

David Oyelowo
Tom Wilkinson
Carmen Ejogo
André Holland
Giovanni Ribisi
Lorraine Toussaint
Stephan James
Wendell Pierce
Common
Alessandro Nivola
LaKeith Stanfield
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Dylan Baker
Tim Roth
Oprah Winfrey

Women Film Critics Circle Awards (2014)

WFCC Award [Winner]

Best Movie by a Woman

Ava DuVernay

WFCC Award [Winner]

Best Female Action Star

Oprah Winfrey

World Soundtrack Awards (2015)

World Soundtrack Award [Nominee]

Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film

John Legend
Common
Rhymefest