List of awards and nominations received by Viola Davis

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List of Viola Davis awards
Viola Davis 2009.jpg

Davis at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 in New York City, November 15, 2010

Award Wins Nominations
Black Reel Awards
3 6
Drama Desk Awards
3 5
SAG Awards
2 5
Tony Awards
2 3

The following is a list of awards and nominations received by actress, Viola Davis. For her work in the theatre, she has won two Tony awards and three Drama Desk Awards. For her film work, her awards include Best Actress Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice Awards. She is also a two-time Academy Award nominee.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 The Help Best Actress Nominated

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2011 The Help Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated

Black Reel Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2002 Solaris Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2008 Doubt Best Supporting Actress Won
2010 Eat Pray Love Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 The Help Best Actress Won
Best Ensemble Won
2012 Won't Back Down Best Actress Nominated

Critics' Choice Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Best Acting Ensemble Nominated
2011 The Help Best Actress Won
Best Acting Ensemble Won

Drama Desk Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
1996 Seven Guitars Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominated
1999 Everybody's Ruby Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Nominated
2001 King Hedley II Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Won
2004 Intimate Apparel Outstanding Actress in a Play Won
2010 Fences Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play Won

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture Nominated
2011 The Help Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Nominated
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Best Actress – Television Series Drama Pending

NAACP Image Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2009 United States of Tara Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominated
2012 The Help Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Won
2013 Won't Back Down Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture Won
2015 How to Get Away with Murder Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

National Board of Review Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt Breakthrough Performance by an Actress Won
Best Cast Won
2011 The Help Best Acting by an Ensemble Won
2013 Prisoners Best Cast Won

Satellite Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture Nominated
2011 The Help Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Won
Best Cast – Motion Picture Won

Screen Actors Guild Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
2011 The Help Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Won
2014 How to Get Away with Murder Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Pending

Tony Awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
1996 Seven Guitars Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominated
2001 King Hedley II Best Featured Actress in a Play Won
2010 Fences Best Actress in a Play Won

Other film critic awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Category Result
2008 Doubt African American Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Won
Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 The Help African American Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Won
Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Won
Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Won
Iowa Film Critics Award for Best Actress Won
Indiana Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Nevada Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Won
North Texas Film Critics Award for Best Actress Won
Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Won
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress Won
Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Actress Nominated
Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated
Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Nominated
Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards for Top 10 Actresses Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association for Best Actress Nominated
Houston Film Critics Award for Best Actress Nominated
New York Film Critics Online for Best Actress (runner-up) Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society for Best Actress Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Nominated
2013 Prisoners San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Nominated

Miscellaneous awards[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1996 Seven Guitars Theatre World Award Won
2002 Antwone Fisher Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female Nominated
2004 Intimate Apparel Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Lead Actress Nominated
2008 Doubt Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Gold Derby Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast Won
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award for Virtuoso Award Won
Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast Nominated
Gold Derby Film Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
International Online Film Critics' Poll Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
International Online Film Critics' Poll Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2011 The Help Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress Won
Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Actress Won
Awards Circuit Community Award for Best Cast Won
BET Award for Best Actress Won
Gold Derby Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast Won
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Won
Santa Barbara International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Performance Won
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Female Icon Nominated
Gold Derby Film Award for Best Actress Nominated
MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo Nominated
Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Drama Nominated