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Cicely L.Tyson (born December 19, 1924) is an American actress and former fashion model. Best known for playing strong African-American women on screen and stage throughout her career, she is the recipient of three Primetime Emmy Awards, four Black Reel Awards, one Screen Actor Guild Award and one Tony Award. Tyson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States in November 2016. Having appeared in minor film and television roles early in her career, Tyson garnered widespread attention and critical acclaim for her performance as Rebecca Morgan in Sounder (1972); she was nominated for the Academy and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and won the NSFC Best Actress
Actress
and NBR Best Actress
Actress
Awards for the role. Her portrayal of a young slave at the end of the American Civil War
American Civil War
in the 1974 television film The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
won her further praise. The role won her two Emmy Awards and a nomination for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Leading Role among other accolades. Tyson appeared in the 2011 drama film The Help; set in the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement
the film had her play the role of Constantine, a maid in Jackson, Mississippi
Jackson, Mississippi
and won her the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Screen Actors Guild Award for best ensemble cast. She has played the role of Ophelia Harkness in American Broadcasting Company's legal drama How to Get Away With Murder
How to Get Away With Murder
since the show's inception in 2015. Other notable film roles include the dramas Hoodlum (1997) and Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Diary of a Mad Black Woman
(2005), and the television films Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994) and A Lesson Before Dying (1999). In addition to her screen career, Tyson has also appeared in various theater productions; she starred as Carrie Watts in the Broadway play, The Trip to Bountiful, winning the Tony Award, Outer Critics Award, and Drama Desk Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Play. She had previously received a Drama Desk Award in 1962 for her Off-Broadway performance in Moon on a Rainbow Shawl. Tyson has also been honoured by the Congress of Racial Equality, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the National Council of Negro Women. In 1977 she was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame and named a Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
honoree in 2015.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 Early work 2.2 Later career

3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Theatre 4.4 Radio

5 References 6 External links

Early life[edit] Tyson was born and raised in Harlem, New York, on December 19, 1924, the daughter of Frederica Tyson, a domestic, and William Augustine Tyson,[1] who worked as a carpenter, painter, and at any other jobs he could find. Her parents were immigrants from Nevis
Nevis
in the West Indies.[4][5][6] Her father arrived in New York City
New York City
at age 21 and was processed at Ellis Island
Ellis Island
on August 4, 1919.[7] Career[edit] Early work[edit]

Tyson in 1973

Tyson was discovered by a photographer for Ebony magazine and became a popular fashion model. Her first acting role was on the NBC series Frontiers of Faith in 1951. Tyson got her first play role in 1950 and her first film role in Carib Gold in 1956, but she went on to do more television work, such as the celebrated series East Side/West Side
East Side/West Side
and the soap opera The Guiding Light. In 1961, Tyson appeared in the original cast of French playwright Jean Genet's The Blacks, the longest running off-Broadway non-musical of the decade, running for 1,408 performances. On March 25, 1963, Tyson appeared on the game show To Tell The Truth as a decoy contestant for Shirley Abicair.[8] In 1965 - I Spy with Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Season 1, Episode 1. [9] She appeared with Sammy Davis Jr.
Sammy Davis Jr.
in the film A Man Called Adam (1966) and starred in the film version of Graham Greene's The Comedians (1967). Tyson had a featured role in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968), and appeared in a segment of Roots.[10] In 1972, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress
Actress
for her role in the critically acclaimed Sounder. In 1974, she won two Emmy Awards for The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. Other acclaimed television roles included Roots; King, in which she portrayed Coretta Scott King, The Marva Collins
Marva Collins
Story, When No One Would Listen, and The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All, for which she received her third Emmy Award. In 1982, she was awarded the Women in Film Crystal Award for outstanding women, who through their endurance and the excellence of their work have helped to expand the role of women within the entertainment industry.[11] In 1988 she received a Candace Award for Distinguished Service from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.[12] In 1991 she appeared in Fried Green Tomatoes
Fried Green Tomatoes
as Sipsey. In her 1994–95 television series Sweet Justice, Tyson portrayed a civil rights activist and attorney named Carrie Grace Battle, a character she shaped by reportedly consulting with noted Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
civil rights and criminal defense lawyer Dovey Johnson Roundtree. In 2005, Tyson co-starred in Because of Winn-Dixie and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The same year she was honored at Oprah Winfrey's Legends Ball. Later career[edit] In 2010, she appeared in Why Did I Get Married Too?, and also narrated the Paul Robeson
Paul Robeson
Award-winning documentary, Up from the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream. In 2011, Tyson appeared in her first music video in Willow Smith's 21st Century Girl. That same year she played Constantine Jefferson in the critically acclaimed period drama The Help.[13] At the 67th Tony Awards
Tony Awards
on June 9, 2013, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Play for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful.[14] She also won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Play for the role.[15][16] In 2013, Tyson had a supporting role in the horror film The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia.[17] Since 2014, Tyson has guest starred in How to Get Away with Murder
How to Get Away with Murder
as Ophelia Harkness, the mother of main character Annalise Keating
Annalise Keating
(Viola Davis), a role for which she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series in both 2015 and 2017. Personal life[edit]

Davis and Tyson, 1982.

Tyson married jazz trumpeter Miles Davis
Miles Davis
on November 26, 1981 in a ceremony conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young
Andrew Young
at the home of actor Bill Cosby. Tyson and Davis resided in Malibu, California, until their divorce in 1988. She has no children.[18] Tyson appeared on the cover of Davis' 1967 album, Sorcerer. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority. Tyson was awarded the NAACP's 2010 Spingarn Medal
Spingarn Medal
for her contribution towards the entertainment industry, her modeling career, and her support of civil rights.[19][20][21] The Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
School of Performing and Fine Arts, a magnet school in East Orange, New Jersey, was named after her. She plays an active part in supporting the school, which serves underprivileged African-American communities.[citation needed] Tyson was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Columbia University
Columbia University
in 2014;[22] she has also been given an honorary degree from Morehouse College, an all-male historically black college.[citation needed], and an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Howard University, a distinction which she shared with United States President Barack Obama. Tyson was awarded United States' highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom
Presidential Medal of Freedom
by President Obama in November 2016.[23] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1956 Carib Gold Dottie

1958 Odds Against Tomorrow Jazz
Jazz
Club bartender

1959 Last Angry Man, TheThe Last Angry Man Girl Left on Porch (uncredited)

1966 A Man Called Adam Claudia Ferguson

1967 Comedians, TheThe Comedians Marie Therese

1968 Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, TheThe Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Portia

1972 Sounder Rebecca Morgan Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress National Board of Review Award for Best Actress National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated — Golden Globe Award for Best Actress
Actress
– Motion Picture Drama

1976 Blue Bird, TheThe Blue Bird Tylette, The Cat

1976 The River Niger Mattie Williams

1978 Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich, AA Hero Ain't Nothin' but a Sandwich Sweets

1979 Concorde ... Airport '79, TheThe Concorde ... Airport '79 Elaine

1981 Bustin' Loose Vivian Perry

1991 Fried Green Tomatoes Sipsey

1997 Hoodlum Stephanie St. Clair Nominated — Acapulco Black Film Festival Award for Best Actress Nominated — NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Motion Picture

2001 Double Dutch Divas!, TheThe Double Dutch Divas! Herself (short subject) (uncredited)

2005 Because of Winn-Dixie Gloria Dump

2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Myrtle NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Motion Picture Nominated — BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Theatrical Film Nominated — Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress
Actress
in a Supporting Role

2006 Madea's Family Reunion Myrtle

2006 Fat Rose and Squeaky Celine

2006 Idlewild Mother Hopkins

2007 Rwanda Rising Voice of Jeanette Nyirabagarwa (documentary)

2009 Up from the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream Narrator (documentary)

2010 Why Did I Get Married Too? Ola

2011 Help, TheThe Help Constantine Bates Black Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Black Reel Award for Best Ensemble Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Hollywood Film Festival
Hollywood Film Festival
Award for Ensemble of the Year National Board of Review Award for Best Cast Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble Women Film Critics Circle Award for Best Ensemble Nominated — Central Ohio Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble Nominated — Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Nominated — San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble Nominated — Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble

2012 Alex Cross Regina "Nana Mama" Cross

2013 The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia Mamma Kay

2016 Showing Roots Hattie

2017 Last Flag Flying Mrs. Hightower

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1962 Nurses, TheThe Nurses Betty Ann Warner Episode: "Frieda"

1963 To Tell the Truth Decoy contestant Episode: March 25, 1963 (decoy for Shirley Abicair)

1963 Naked City

Episode: "Howard Running Bear Is a Turtle"

1963–64 East Side/West Side Jane Foster 26 episodes

1965 Slattery's People Sarah Brookman Episode: "Question: Who You Taking to the Main Event, Eddie?"

1965–66 I Spy Princess Amara Vickie Harmon Episode: "So Long, Patrick Henry" Episode: "Trial by Treehouse"

1966 Guiding Light Martha Frazier

1967 Cowboy in Africa Julie Anderson Episode: "Tomorrow on the Wind"

1967 Judd for the Defense Lucille Evans Episode: "Commitment"

1968–69 F.B.I., TheThe F.B.I. Julie Harmon Lainey Harber Episode: "The Enemies" Episode: "Silent Partners"

1969 Medical Center Susan Wiley Episode: "The Last 10 Yards"

1969 Courtship of Eddie's Father, TheThe Courtship of Eddie's Father Betty Kelly Episode: "Guess Who's Coming for Lunch"

1970 Gunsmoke Rachel Biggs Episode: "The Scavengers"

1970 Mission: Impossible Alma Ross Episode: "Death Squad"

1970 Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Show, TheThe Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby
Show Mildred Hermosa Episode: "Blind Date"

1970 Here Come the Brides Princess Lucenda Episode: "A Bride for Obie Brown"

1971 Insight

Episode: "The Bird of the Mast"

1971 Marriage: Year One Emma Teasley Unsold pilot

1971 Neighbors

1972 Emergency! Mrs. Johnson Episode: "Crash"

1972 Wednesday Night Out

1974 Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, TheThe Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman Jane Pittman Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
– Miniseries or a Movie Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Actress
Actress
of the Year – Special Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Leading Role

1974 Free to Be… You and Me Herself

1976 Just an Old Sweet Song Priscilla Simmons

1977 Roots Binta Miniseries Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

1977 Wilma Blanche Rudolph

1978 King Coretta Scott King Miniseries Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
– Miniseries or a Movie

1978 Woman Called Moses, AA Woman Called Moses Harriet Ross Tubman

1979 Saturday Night Live Herself (host) Episode: "Cicely Tyson/Talking Heads"

1981 The Marva Collins
Marva Collins
Story Marva Collins NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
– Miniseries or a Movie

1982 Benny's Place Odessa

1985 Playing with Fire Carol Phillips

1986 Intimate Encounters Dr. Claire Dalton

1986 Acceptable Risks Janet Framm

1986 Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story Muriel NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

1989 Women of Brewster Place, TheThe Women of Brewster Place Mrs. Browne

1990 Kid Who Loved Christmas, TheThe Kid Who Loved Christmas Etta

1990 B.L. Stryker Ruth Hastings Episode: "Winner Takes All"

1990 Heat Wave Ruthana Richardson CableACE Award for Actress
Actress
in a Movie or Miniseries

1991 Clippers Donna Unsold pilot

1992 Duplicates Dr. Randolph

1992 When No One Would Listen Sarah

1993 House of Secrets Evangeline

1994 Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All Castralia, Marsden Family House Slave/Maid Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
– Miniseries or a Movie Nominated — NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

1994–95 Sweet Justice Carrie Grace Battle Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
– Drama Series Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

1996 Road to Galveston, TheThe Road to Galveston Jordan Roosevelt NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Lone Star Film & Television Award for Best TV Actress Nominated — CableACE Award for Actress
Actress
in a Movie or Miniseries Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

1997 Bridge of Time Guardian

1997 Riot Maggie Segment: "Homecoming Day" Nominated — CableACE Award for Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Movie or Miniseries

1997 Ms. Scrooge Ms. Ebenita Scrooge

1997 The Price of Heaven (Blessed Assurance) Vesta Lotte Battle

1998 Always Outnumbered Luvia

1998 Mama Flora's Family Mama Flora NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

1999 Lesson Before Dying, AA Lesson Before Dying Tante Lou Black Reel Award for Network/Cable – Best Supporting Actress Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie Nominated — NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

1999 Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Emily Lincoln

2000 Touched by an Angel Abby Episode: "Living the Rest of My Life"

2000 Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits Justice Gretchen Parkhurst Episode: "Final Appeal"

2001 Jewel Cathedral

2001 The Proud Family Mrs. Maureen Parker (voice) Episode: Behind Family Lines

2002 Rosa Parks Story, TheThe Rosa Parks Story Leona Edwards McCauley Black Reel Award for Network/Cable – Best Supporting Actress

2005 Higglytown Heroes Great Aunt Shirley Hero Episode: "Wayne's 100 Special
Special
Somethings"

2009 Relative Stranger Pearl Nominated — NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress – Miniseries or a Movie

2009 Law & Order: Special
Special
Victims Unit Ondine Burdett Episode: "Hell"

2014 The Trip to Bountiful Mrs. Carrie Watts TV movie Black Reel Award for Best Actress: T.V. Movie/Cable NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Television Movie (executive producer) Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated — Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Movie/Miniseries Nominated — Satellite Award for Best Actress
Actress
in a Miniseries or TV Film Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie

2015– How to Get Away with Murder Ophelia Harkness 6 episodes: "Mama's Here Now", "There's My Baby", "Anna Mae", "Go Cry Somewhere Else", "I'm Going Away", "Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" Nominated — Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series (2015, 2017) Nominated – NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Drama Series (2016–17)

2016 House of Cards Doris Jones 3 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Theatre

1957 Dark of the Moon[24]

Little Theatre

1959 Jolly's Progress[25] Jolly (understudy) Longacre Theatre

1960 Cool World, TheThe Cool World[26] Girl Eugene O'Neill Theatre

1961 Blacks: A Clown Show, TheThe Blacks: A Clown Show[24][27] Stephanie Virtue Diop St. Mark's Playhouse

1962 Moon on a Rainbow Shawl[24]

East 11th Street Theater

1962 Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright[28] Celeste Chipley Adelaide Smith (understudy) Booth Theatre

1963 Blue Boy in Black, TheThe Blue Boy in Black[24][29] Joan Masque Theatre

1963 Trumpets of the Lord[24][30] Rev. Marion Alexander Astor Place Theatre

1966 Hand Is on the Gate, AA Hand Is on the Gate[31] Performer Longacre Theatre

1968 Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights[24][32] Myrna Jessup John Golden Theatre

1969 To Be Young, Gifted and Black[24][33] Various Cherry Lane Theatre

1969 Trumpets of the Lord[34] Rev. Marion Alexander Brooks Atkinson Theatre

1983 Corn Is Green, TheThe Corn Is Green[35][36] Miss Moffat Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

2013 Trip to Bountiful, TheThe Trip to Bountiful Miss Carrie Watts Stephen Sondheim Theatre

2015 The Gin Game Fonsia Dorsey John Golden Theater

Radio[edit]

Year Title Role

1979 Sears Radio Theater Host, Thursdays "Love and Hate Night"

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Awards for Cicely Tyson

v t e

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

2000s

2001

Gosford Park Eileen Atkins, Bob Balaban, Alan Bates, Charles Dance, Stephen Fry, Michael Gambon, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hollander, Derek Jacobi, Kelly Macdonald, Helen Mirren, Jeremy Northam, Clive Owen, Ryan Phillippe, Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sophie Thompson, Emily Watson, James Wilby

2002

Chicago Christine Baranski, Ekaterina Shchelkanova, Taye Diggs, Denise Faye, Colm Feore, Richard Gere, Deidre Goodwin, Queen Latifah, Lucy Liu, Susan Misner, Mýa, John C. Reilly, Dominic West, Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones

2003

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Sean Astin, Sean Bean, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Billy Boyd, Bernard Hill, Ian Holm, Ian McKellen, Dominic Monaghan, Viggo Mortensen, John Noble, Miranda Otto, John Rhys-Davies, Andy Serkis, Liv Tyler, Karl Urban, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Elijah Wood

2004

Sideways Thomas Haden Church, Paul Giamatti, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh

2005

Crash Christopher "Ludacris" Bridges, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate

2006

Little Miss Sunshine Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Paul Dano, Greg Kinnear

2007

Hairspray Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, Paul Dooley, Zac Efron, Allison Janney, Elijah Kelley, Queen Latifah, James Marsden, Michelle Pfeiffer, Brittany Snow, Jerry Stiller, John Travolta, Christopher Walken

2008

Milk Josh Brolin, Joseph Cross, James Franco, Victor Garber, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna, Denis O'Hare, Sean Penn, Alison Pill

2009

Inglourious Basterds Daniel Brühl, August Diehl, Julie Dreyfus, Michael Fassbender, Sylvester Groth, Jacky Ido, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Denis Ménochet, Mike Myers, Brad Pitt, Eli Roth, Til Schweiger, Rod Taylor, Christoph Waltz, Martin Wuttke

2010s

2010

The Fighter Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Melissa Leo, Jack McGee, Mark Wahlberg

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Silver Linings Playbook Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Anupam Kher, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Moonlight Mahershala Ali, Patrick Decile, Alex R. Hibbert, Naomie Harris, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, Ashton Sanders

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

v t e

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Play

Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1976) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Pat Carroll (1980) Joan Copeland
Joan Copeland
(1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1984) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Geraldine James (1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Laura Esterman (1992) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1993) Myra Carter (1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1998) Kathleen Chalfant (1999) Eileen Heckart (2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
/ Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Lois Smith
Lois Smith
(2006) Eve Best
Eve Best
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(2009) Jan Maxwell
Jan Maxwell
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Tracie Bennett (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress
Actress
in a Limited Series or Movie

Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1954) Mary Martin
Mary Martin
(1955) Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
(1956) Polly Bergen
Polly Bergen
(1957) Julie Harris (1959) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1960) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
(1961) Julie Harris (1962) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1963) Shelley Winters
Shelley Winters
(1964) Lynn Fontanne
Lynn Fontanne
(1965) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1966) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1967) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1968) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1969) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1970) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1971) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1972) Susan Hampshire
Susan Hampshire
/ Cloris Leachman
Cloris Leachman
(1973) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
/ Mildred Natwick
Mildred Natwick
(1974) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
(1975) Susan Clark
Susan Clark
/ Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1976) Sally Field
Sally Field
/ Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1977) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
/ Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1978) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1979) Patty Duke
Patty Duke
(1980) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1981) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1982) Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck
(1983) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1984) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1985) Marlo Thomas
Marlo Thomas
(1986) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1987) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1988) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1989) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1990) Lynn Whitfield
Lynn Whitfield
(1991) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Kirstie Alley
Kirstie Alley
(1994) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1995) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1996) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1997) Ellen Barkin
Ellen Barkin
(1998) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1999) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2000) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2001) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2002) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2003) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2004) S. Epatha Merkerson
S. Epatha Merkerson
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2007) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2008) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2009) Claire Danes
Claire Danes
(2010) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2011) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2012) Laura Linney
Laura Linney
(2013) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2014) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2015) Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson
(2016) Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
(2017)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Supporting Actress
Actress
in a Limited Series or Movie

Olivia Cole (1977) Blanche Baker (1978) Esther Rolle
Esther Rolle
(1979) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1980) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(1981) Penny Fuller
Penny Fuller
(1982) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1983) Roxana Zal (1984) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1985) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1986) Piper Laurie
Piper Laurie
(1987) Jane Seymour (1988) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1989) Eva Marie Saint
Eva Marie Saint
(1990) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1991) Amanda Plummer
Amanda Plummer
(1992) Mary Tyler Moore
Mary Tyler Moore
(1993) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1994) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
/ Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1995) Greta Scacchi
Greta Scacchi
(1996) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1997) Mare Winningham
Mare Winningham
(1998) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1999) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2000) Tammy Blanchard (2001) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(2002) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(2003) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2004) Jane Alexander
Jane Alexander
(2005) Kelly Macdonald
Kelly Macdonald
(2006) Judy Davis
Judy Davis
(2007) Eileen Atkins (2008) Shohreh Aghdashloo
Shohreh Aghdashloo
(2009) Julia Ormond
Julia Ormond
(2010) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(2011) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2012) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(2013) Kathy Bates
Kathy Bates
(2014) Regina King
Regina King
(2015) Regina King
Regina King
(2016) Laura Dern
Laura Dern
(2017)

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Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
Honorees (2010s)

2010

Merle Haggard Jerry Herman Bill T. Jones Paul McCartney Oprah Winfrey

2011

Barbara Cook Neil Diamond Yo-Yo Ma Sonny Rollins Meryl Streep

2012

Buddy Guy Dustin Hoffman David Letterman Led Zeppelin Natalia Makarova

2013

Martina Arroyo Herbie Hancock Billy Joel Shirley MacLaine Carlos Santana

2014

Al Green Tom Hanks Patricia McBride Sting Lily Tomlin

2015

Carole King George Lucas Rita Moreno Seiji Ozawa Cicely Tyson

2016

Martha Argerich Eagles Al Pacino Mavis Staples James Taylor

2017

Carmen de Lavallade Gloria Estefan LL Cool J Norman Lear Lionel Richie

Complete list 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

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NAACP
NAACP
Image Award for Outstanding Actress
Actress
in a Motion Picture

1967-1979

Estelle Evans
Estelle Evans
(1969) Barbara McNair
Barbara McNair
(1970) Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda
(1971) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1972) Ester Anderson (1974) Diahann Carroll
Diahann Carroll
(1975) Denise Nicholas
Denise Nicholas
(1976) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1977) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1978) Mavis Washington (1979)

1980-1989

Irene Cara (1980) Jayne Kennedy
Jayne Kennedy
(1982) Jennifer Beals
Jennifer Beals
(1983) Alfre Woodard
Alfre Woodard
(1984) Tina Turner
Tina Turner
(1985) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1986) Traci Wolfe
Traci Wolfe
(1987) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1988) Ruby Dee
Ruby Dee
(1989)

1990-1999

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1992) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1993) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1994) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1996) Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston
(1997) Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams
(1998) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(1999)

2000-2009

Nia Long
Nia Long
(2000) Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan
(2001) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2002) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(2003) Queen Latifah
Queen Latifah
(2004) Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington
(2005) Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise
(2006) Keke Palmer
Keke Palmer
(2007) Jurnee Smollett
Jurnee Smollett
(2008) Rosario Dawson
Rosario Dawson
(2009)

2010-2019

Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe
(2010) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2011) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2012) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2013) Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett
(2014) Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson
(2015) Sanaa Lathan
Sanaa Lathan
(2016) Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson
(2017) Octavia Spencer
Octavia Spencer
(2018)

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National Board of Review Award for Best Actress

Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
(1945) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1946) Celia Johnson
Celia Johnson
(1947) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1948) Gloria Swanson
Gloria Swanson
(1950) Jan Sterling
Jan Sterling
(1951) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1952) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1953) Grace Kelly
Grace Kelly
(1954) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1955) Dorothy McGuire
Dorothy McGuire
(1956) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1957) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Greer Garson
Greer Garson
(1960) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1961) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1962) Patricia Neal
Patricia Neal
(1963) Kim Stanley
Kim Stanley
(1964) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(1965) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(1966) Edith Evans
Edith Evans
(1967) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1968) Geraldine Page
Geraldine Page
(1969) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1970) Irene Papas
Irene Papas
(1971) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(1972) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1973) Gena Rowlands
Gena Rowlands
(1974) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1975) Liv Ullmann
Liv Ullmann
(1976) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1977) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Sissy Spacek
Sissy Spacek
(1980) Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson
(1981) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1982) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1983) Peggy Ashcroft
Peggy Ashcroft
(1984) Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg
(1985) Kathleen Turner
Kathleen Turner
(1986) Lillian Gish
Lillian Gish
/ Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1987) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(1988) Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer
(1989) Mia Farrow
Mia Farrow
(1990) Geena Davis
Geena Davis
/ Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon
(1991) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Miranda Richardson
Miranda Richardson
(1994) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(1995) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(1996) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(1997) Fernanda Montenegro
Fernanda Montenegro
(1998) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1999) Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
(2000) Halle Berry
Halle Berry
(2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Diane Keaton
Diane Keaton
(2003) Annette Bening
Annette Bening
(2004) Felicity Huffman
Felicity Huffman
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Julie Christie
Julie Christie
(2007) Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
(2008) Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan
(2009) Lesley Manville
Lesley Manville
(2010) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2011) Jessica Chastain
Jessica Chastain
(2012) Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Brie Larson
Brie Larson
(2015) Amy Adams
Amy Adams
(2016) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2017)

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Satellite Award for Best Cast – Motion Picture

Sideways

2004

Crash

2005

The Departed

2006

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

2007

No award

2008

Nine

2009

No award

2010

The Help

2011

Les Misérables

2012

Nebraska

2013

Into the Woods

2014

Spotlight

2015

Hidden Figures

2016

Mudbound

2017

‹ The template below (ScreenActorsGuildAward CastMotionPicture 2011–2020) is being considered for merging. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus. ›

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Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

2011

The Help Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Bryce Dallas Howard, Allison Janney, Chris Lowell, Ahna O'Reilly, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer, Mary Steenburgen, Emma Stone, Cicely Tyson, Mike Vogel

2012

Argo Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Bryan Cranston, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, John Goodman, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina

2013

American Hustle Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Louis C.K., Bradley Cooper, Jack Huston, Jennifer Lawrence, Alessandro Nivola, Michael Peña, Jeremy Renner, Elisabeth Röhm, Shea Whigham

2014

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Zach Galifianakis, Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts

2015

Spotlight Billy Crudup, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci

2016

Hidden Figures Mahershala Ali, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Janelle Monáe, Jim Parsons, Glen Powell, Octavia Spencer

2017

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand, Clarke Peters, Sam Rockwell, Samara Weaving

Complete list (1995–2000) (2001–2010) (2011–2020)

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Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress
Actress
in a Play

Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
/ Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1947) Judith Anderson
Judith Anderson
/ Katharine Cornell
Katharine Cornell
/ Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1948) Martita Hunt (1949) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1950) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1951) Julie Harris (1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn
(1954) Nancy Kelly
Nancy Kelly
(1955) Julie Harris (1956) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1957) Helen Hayes
Helen Hayes
(1958) Gertrude Berg
Gertrude Berg
(1959) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
(1960) Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
(1961) Margaret Leighton
Margaret Leighton
(1962) Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
(1963) Sandy Dennis (1964) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1965) Rosemary Harris
Rosemary Harris
(1966) Beryl Reid
Beryl Reid
(1967) Zoe Caldwell (1968) Julie Harris (1969) Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes
(1970) Maureen Stapleton
Maureen Stapleton
(1971) Sada Thompson
Sada Thompson
(1972) Julie Harris (1973) Colleen Dewhurst
Colleen Dewhurst
(1974) Ellen Burstyn
Ellen Burstyn
(1975) Irene Worth
Irene Worth
(1976) Julie Harris (1977) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1978) Constance Cummings
Constance Cummings
/ Carole Shelley
Carole Shelley
(1979) Phyllis Frelich (1980) Jane Lapotaire (1981) Zoe Caldwell (1982) Jessica Tandy
Jessica Tandy
(1983) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1984) Stockard Channing
Stockard Channing
(1985) Lily Tomlin
Lily Tomlin
(1986) Linda Lavin
Linda Lavin
(1987) Joan Allen
Joan Allen
(1988) Pauline Collins
Pauline Collins
(1989) Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith
(1990) Mercedes Ruehl
Mercedes Ruehl
(1991) Glenn Close
Glenn Close
(1992) Madeline Kahn
Madeline Kahn
(1993) Diana Rigg
Diana Rigg
(1994) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(1995) Zoe Caldwell (1996) Janet McTeer
Janet McTeer
(1997) Marie Mullen (1998) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(1999) Jennifer Ehle
Jennifer Ehle
(2000) Mary-Louise Parker
Mary-Louise Parker
(2001) Lindsay Duncan
Lindsay Duncan
(2002) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(2003) Phylicia Rashad
Phylicia Rashad
(2004) Cherry Jones
Cherry Jones
(2005) Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
(2006) Julie White
Julie White
(2007) Deanna Dunagan (2008) Marcia Gay Harden
Marcia Gay Harden
(2009) Viola Davis
Viola Davis
(2010) Frances McDormand
Frances McDormand
(2011) Nina Arianda (2012) Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson
(2013) Audra McDonald
Audra McDonald
(2014) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2015) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(2016) Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
(2017)

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