Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble

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Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble
CountryUnited States
Presented byThe Black Reel Awards (BRAs)
First awardedBlack Reel Awards of 2006
Most recent winnerVictoria Thomas
The Harder They Fall (Black Reel Awards of 2022)

This article lists the winners and nominees for the Black Reel Award for Outstanding Ensemble. First given in 2006, this award is given to the casting directors. Victoria Thomas holds the record for most wins in this category with 3.

Winners and nominees[edit]

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.


Year Film Casting Director Ref
Crash Sarah Finn and Randi Hiller [1]
Four Brothers Kimberly Hardin
Hustle & Flow Chris Gray and Kimberly Hardin
Rent Tiffany Little Canfield and Bernard Telsey
Roll Bounce Monica Swann
Cadillac Records Michelle Adams and Kimberly Hardin [2]
Honeydripper John Hubbard
Miracle at St. Anna Kim Coleman, Béatrice Kruger and Karen Kaia Livers
The Secret Life of Bees Aisha Coley, Craig and Mark Fincannon
Slumdog Millionaire Gail Stevens and Loveleen Tandan


Year Film Casting Director Ref
Precious Billy Hopkins and Jessica Kelly [3]
American Violet Susan Shopmaker
Notorious Tracy Bird and Pamela Frazier
Passing Strange Heidi Griffiths and Jordan Thaler
The Princess and the Frog Jen Rudin
For Colored Girls Robi Reed [4]
Brooklyn’s Finest Suzanne Smith and Mary Vernieu
Night Catches Us Lois J. Drabkin
Takers Lisa Hayes Kroeger and David Rapaport
Unstoppable Denise Chamian
The Help Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee [5]
Attack the Block Nina Gold
Fast Five Debra Zane
Jumping the Broom Tracy Byrd
Mooz-lum Aleta Chappelle
Pariah Eyde Belasco
Django Unchained Victoria Thomas [6]
Flight Victoria Burrows
Middle of Nowhere Aisha Coley
Sparkle Tracy Byrd
Think Like a Man Kim Hardin
12 Years a Slave Francine Maisler [7]
42 Victoria Thomas
The Best Man Holiday Julie Hutchinson
The Butler Leah Daniels and Billy Hopkins
Fruitvale Station Nina Henninger
Selma Aisha Coley [8]
Belle Toby Whale
Dear White People Kim Coleman
Get On Up Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee
Top Five Victoria Thomas
Straight Outta Compton Victoria Thomas and Cindy Tolan [9]
Chi-Raq Kim Coleman
Concussion Lindsay Graham and Mary Vernieu
Creed Francine Maisler
Dope Kim Coleman
Moonlight Yesi Ramirez [10]
The Birth of a Nation Andrea Craven, Craig Fincannon, Lisa Mae Fincannon, Mary Vernieu, Michelle Wade Byrd
Fences Victoria Thomas
Hidden Figures Victoria Thomas
Keanu Nicole Abellera and Jeanne McCarthy
Mudbound Billy Hopkins (Casting Director), Ashley Ingram (Casting Director) [11][12]
Detroit Victoria Thomas
Get Out Terri Taylor
Girls Trip Michelle Wade Byrd & Mary Vernieu
Marshall Victoria Thomas
Black Panther Sarah Finn [13]
Sorry to Bother You Cindy Tolan
If Beale Street Could Talk Cindy Tolan
Widows Francine Maisler, Mickie Paskal & Jennifer Rudnicke
BlacKkKlansman Kim Coleman


Year Film Casting Director Ref
Dolemite Is My Name Lindsay Graham, Mary Vernieu [14]
Just Mercy Carmen Cuba
The Last Black Man in San Francisco Julia Kim
Us Terri Taylor
Waves Avy Kaufman
One Night in Miami... Kim Hardin [15]
Da 5 Bloods Kim Coleman
Judas and the Black Messiah Alexa L. Fogel
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Avy Kaufman
Miss Juneteenth Chelsea Ellis Bloch
The Harder They Fall Victoria Thomas [16]
In the Heights Tiffany Little Canfield & Bernard Telsey
King Richard Rich Delia & Avy Kaufman
Passing Kim Ostroy & Laura Rosenthal
Zola Kim Coleman

Multiple nominations and wins[edit]

Multiple wins[edit]

3 Wins
  • Victoria Thomas
2 Wins
  • Sarah Finn
  • Kim Hardin
  • Billy Hopkins
  • Victoria Thomas

Multiple nominations[edit]


  1. ^ 2006 Black Reel Awards
  2. ^ 2008 Black Reel Awards
  3. ^ 2010 Black Reel Awards
  4. ^ 2011 Black Reel Awards
  5. ^ 2012 Black Reel Awards
  6. ^ "Critics Wild About Beasts". Black Reel Awards. February 8, 2013. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  7. ^ "2014 Black Reel Awards – Nominees". Black Reel Awards. December 11, 2014. Retrieved August 1, 2016.
  8. ^ 2015 Black Reel Awards
  9. ^ 2016 Black Reel Awards
  10. ^ 2016 Black Reel Awards
  11. ^ Get Out Dominates the Black Reel Awards Archived 2017-12-19 at the Wayback Machine Black Reel Awards. 13 December 2017.
  12. ^ Get Out “Sinks” the Competition at The Black Reel Awards Black Reel Awards. 23 February 2018.
  13. ^ 2019 Black Reel Awards
  14. ^ 2020 Black Reel Awards
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2021-02-22. Retrieved 2021-02-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "'The Harder They Fall' Sets Record with 20 Nominations from the Black Reel Awards". Black Girl Nerds. BGN Staff. Retrieved 2 January 2022.