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Reel Facts

10 or More Nominations

17 nominations
Black Panther, 2019 (10 wins)

14 nominations
For Colored Girls, 2011 (3 wins)
If Beale Street Could Talk, 2019 (4 wins)
Queen & Slim, 2020 (4 wins)

13 nominations
Moonlight, 2017 (7 wins)

12 nominations
Get Out, 2018 (7 wins)

11 nominations
Dreamgirls, 2007 (6 wins)
BlacKKKlansman, 2019 (0 wins)
Us, 2020 (4 wins)

10 nominations
Love & Basketball, (6 wins)
Baby Boy, 2002 (0 wins)
Ray, 2005 (6 wins)
Cadillac Records, 2009 (3 wins)
Precious, 2010 (7 wins)
Dear White People, 2015 (2 wins)
Selma, 2015 (8 wins)
Fences, 2017 (2 wins)
Dolemite is My Name, 2020 (8 wins)

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Reel Facts

5 or more wins

10 wins
Black Panther, 2019 (17 nominations)

8 wins
12 Years a Slave, 2014 (9 nominations)
Selma, 2015 (9 nominations)
Dolemite is My Name, 2020 (10 nominations)

7 wins
Precious, 2010 (10 nominations)
Moonlight, 2017 (13 nominations)
Get Out, 2018 (12 nominations)

6 wins
Love & Basketball, 2001 (10 nominations)
Ray, 2005 (10 nominations)
Dreamgirls, 2007 (11 nominations)
The Help, 2012 (7 nominations)
Creed, 2016 (9 nominations)

5 wins
The Best Man, 2000 (7 nominations)
Antwone Fisher, 2003 (7 nominations)
Night Catches Us, 2011 (8 nominations)

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Films Winning All / None

Winning All (Film with 4 or more competitive nominations, winning all)

Winning None (Films with 5 or more competitive nominations, winning none)
11 – BlacKKKlansman (2019)
10 – Baby Boy (2002)
9 – Fruitvale Station (2014)
9 – Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2014)
7 – Bamboozled (2001)
7 – Beyond the Lights (2015)
7 – Marshall (2017)
7 – Widows (2019)
7 – Clemency (2020)
6 – The Wood (2000)
6 – Undercover Brother (2003)
6 – Miracle at St. Anna (2009)
6 – Mooz-lum (2012)
6 – Sparkle (2013)
6 – The Birth of a Nation (2017)
6 – Harriet (2020)
6 – Luce (2020)
5 – Idlewild (2007)
5 – Just Wright (2011)
5 – The Best Man Holiday (2014)

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Films With Awards for Outstanding Picture, Director, Actor, Actress & Writing

Nominee Facts

Most Nominations
26 – Spike Lee
20 – Denzel Washington
12 – Chiwetel Ejiofor
11 – Don Cheadle
11 – Jamie Foxx
10 – Ava DuVernay
10 – Idris Elba
10 – Jordan Peele
9 – Viola Davis
9 – Samuel L. Jackson
9 – Beyonce Knowles-Carter
9 – Queen Latifah
9 – Malcolm D. Lee
9 – Tyler Perry
8 – Ryan Coogler
8 – Nate Parker
8 – Will Smith
8 – Victoria Thomas
7 – Angela Bassett
7 – Terence Blanchard
7 – Steve McQueen
7 – Chris Rock
7 – Maya Rudolph
7 – John Singleton
7 – Octavia Spencer
7 – Kerry Washington
7 – Forest Whitaker

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Nominee Facts

Most Wins
Individuals with 3 or more Black Reel Awards (*excludes television wins).

7 – Denzel Washington
6 – Jordan Peele
4 – Ava DuVernay
4 – Steve McQueen
3 – Don Cheadle
3 – Ryan Coogler
3 – Chiwetel Ejiofor
3 – Viola Davis
3 – Jamie Foxx
3 – Dede Gardner
3 – Jennifer Hudson
3 – Jeremy Kleiner
3 – John Legend
3 – Lupita Nyong’o
3 – Gina Prince-Bythewood
3 – Boots Riley
3 – Gabourey Sidibe
3 – Jordan Walker-Pearlman

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Nominees Winning All

Winning All (Nominees with 2 or more competitive nominations, winning all)

3 – Jordan Walker-Pearlman
3 – Gabourey Sidibe
2 – Barkhad Abdi
2 – Matthew Abels
2 – Erykah Badu
2 – Nicholas Brittell
2 – Ruth E. Carter
2 – Sarah Finn
2 – Tiffany Haddish
2 – Dennis Haysbert
2 – Djimon Hounsou
2 – Harvey Mason, Jr.
2 – Thomas Newman
2 – Dev Patel
2 – Da’Vine Joy Randolph
2 – Damon Thomas
2 – Sharon Warren

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Nominees Winning None

Winning None (Nominees with 5 or more competitive nominations, winning none)
9 – Tyler Perry
8 – Will Smith
7 – Terrence Blanchard
7 – Maya Rudolph
7 – John Singleton
6 – Rosario Dawson
6 – Ludwig Goransson
6 – Laurence Fishburne
6 – Zoe Saldana
5 – Kim Coleman
5 – James Lassiter
5 – Pharrell Williams

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Black Reel Awards First and Other Factoids

FIRST DOCUMENTARY TO WIN OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
Lighting in a Bottle (2005)

FIRST MUSICAL TO WIN OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
Dreamgirls (2007)

FIRST STREAMING FILM TO WIN OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
Dolemite is My Name (2020)

FIRST COMIC BOOK FILM TO WIN OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
Black Panther (2019)

FIRST HORROR FILM TO WIN OUTSTANDING MOTION PICTURE
Get Out (2017)

FILMS TO WIN 3 or MORE ACTING WINS
4 – Black Panther, 2019 (Actor, Supporting Actor, Breakthrough Actor, Breakthrough Actress)
4 – Dolemite is My Name, 2020 (Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Breakthrough Actress)
3 – Ray, 2005 (Actor- Drama, Supporting Actress, Breakthrough Performance)
3 – Precious, 2010 (Actress, Supporting Actress, Breakthrough Performance)
3 – 12 Years a Slave, 2014 (Actor, Supporting Actress, Breakthrough Actress)
3 – Selma, 2015 (Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress)

ONLY PERFORMERS TO WIN CONSECUTIVE BLACK REEL AWARDS
Denzel Washington, 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003
Anthony Mackie, 2010 & 2011
Samuel L. Jackson, 2013 & 2014
Dede Gardner, 2014 & 2015
Jeremy Kleiner, 2014 & 2015
Idris Elba, 2016 & 2017
Ruth E. Carter, 2019 & 2020

MOST HONORED INDIVIDUALS AT A SINGLE CEREMONY
MALE – Jordan Peele (2018) in the categories Outstanding Motion Picture, Director, Screenplay and Emerging Director
FEMALE – Jennifer Hudson (2007) in the categories Outstanding Supporting Actress, Breakthrough Performance and Song

THE ONLY YEAR TWO BLACK REEL AWARDS WERE GIVEN FOR OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR
2011, Albert Hughes & Allen Hughes, co-directors of The Book of Eli

THE FIRST PERSON TO WIN BLACK REEL AWARDS FOR DIRECTING AND WRITING
Malcolm D. Lee, 2000, for The Best Man

THE FIRST PERSON TO WIN BLACK REEL AWARDS FOR DIRECTING, WRITING & PICTURE
Steve McQueen, 2012 Outstanding Directing & Screenplay for Shame, 2014 Outstanding Motion Picture for 12 Years a Slave

THE ONLY PERSONS TO WIN BLACK REEL AWARDS FOR ACTING AND OUTSTANDING PICTURE
Denzel Washington, 2000 Outstanding Actor for The Hurricane, 2003 Outstanding Motion Picture for Antwone Fisher
Eddie Murphy, 2020 Outstanding Actor & Outstanding Motion Picture for Dolemite is My Name

THE ONLY PEOPLE TO WIN BLACK REEL AWARDS FOR ACTING AND DIRECTING
Denzel Washington, 2000 Outstanding Actor for The Hurricane, 2003 Outstanding Director for Antwone Fisher
Gabourey Sidibe, 2010 Outstanding Actress & Breakthrough Performance for Precious, 2019 Outstanding Short Film for Four Women

THE MOST BLACK REEL AWARD-NOMINATED FAMILY
The Washingtons with 22 nominations and counting. Father Denzel Washington (20 nominations) & Son John David Washington (2 nominations)