Bessie Poster

(2015 TV Movie)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 2016

Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Queen Latifah

Primetime Emmy Awards 2015

Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Television Movie
Richard D. Zanuck (executive producer)
Lili Fini Zanuck (executive producer)
Queen Latifah (executive producer)
Shakim Compere (executive producer)
Shelby Stone (executive producer)
Randi Michel (executive producer)
Ron Schmidt (producer)
Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Rachel Portman
Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie
Jeffrey Jur
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or a Movie
Jim Emswiller (production sound mixer)
Robert Fernandez (re-recording mixer)
Damian Volpe (re-recording mixer)
Ed Cherney (music mixer)
Evyen Klean (music mixer)
Home Box Office (HBO)
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Queen Latifah
For playing: "Bessie Smith".
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie
Michael Kenneth Williams
For playing: "Jack Gee".
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie
Mo'Nique
For playing: "Ma Rainey".
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Dee Rees
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Dee Rees
Christopher Cleveland
Bettina Gilois
Horton Foote
Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special
Billy Hopkins
Jackie Burch
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or a Movie
Lawrence Davis (department head hairstylist)
Monty Schuth (key hairstylist)
Iasia Merriweather (hairstylist)
Victor Jones-Moore (hairstylist)
Home Box Office (HBO)
Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
Debi Young (department head makeup artist)
Mi Young (key makeup artist)
Ngozi Olandu Young (makeup artist)
Noel Hernandez (makeup artist)
Sian Richards (personal makeup artist)
Home Box Office (HBO)

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2016

Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Queen Latifah

All Def Movie Awards 2017

Winner
All Def Movie Award
Best Smash in a Motion Picture
Mike Epps
Queen Latifah

American Cinema Editors, USA 2016

Winner
Eddie
Best Edited Miniseries or Motion Picture for Television
Brian A. Kates

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2016

Nominee
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Television Movie/Mini-Series/Pilot
Jeffrey Jur

Art Directors Guild 2016

Nominee
Excellence in Production Design Award
Television Movie or Limited Series
Clark Hunter (production designer)
Drew Monahan (art director)
Carrie Cantwell (graphic designer)
Traci Kirshbaum (set decorator)

Black Reel Awards 2016

Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Actress, TV Movie or Limited Series
Queen Latifah
Outstanding Director, TV Movie or Limited Series
Dee Rees
Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series
Ron Schmidt
Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series
Charles S. Dutton
Outstanding Supporting Actor, TV Movie or Limited Series
Michael Kenneth Williams
Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Limited Series
Mo'Nique
Outstanding Original or Adapted Screenplay, TV Movie or Limited Series
Dee Rees
Bettina Gilois
Christopher Cleveland

Critics Choice Television Awards 2015

Winner
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Movie
Nominee
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Actress in a Movie/Limited Series
Queen Latifah
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series
Khandi Alexander
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie/Limited Series
Mo'Nique

Directors Guild of America, USA 2016

Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series
Dee Rees
Ron Schmidt (unit production manager) (plaque)
Michael J. Moore (first assistant director) (plaque)
Basti Van Der Woude (second assistant director) (plaque)
Joann Connolly (second second assistant director) (plaque)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) 2016

Nominee
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
Dee Rees
Christopher Cleveland
Bettina Gilois

GLAAD Media Awards 2016

Winner
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding TV Movie or Limited Series

Gold Derby Awards 2015

Nominee
Gold Derby TV Award
TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress
Queen Latifah
TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actress
Mo'Nique
TV Movie/Miniseries

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards 2016

Winner
GMS Award
Best Music Supervision in a Television Limited Series or Movie
Evyen Klean
Jennifer Reeve
Nominee
GMS Award
Best Song/Recording Created for Television
Bessie Smith (songwriter)
Queen Latifah (recording artist)
Evyen Klean (music supervisor)
Jennifer Reeve (music supervisor)
Song: "Long Old Road"

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2016

Nominee
Artisan
Best Period and/or Character Makeup - Television Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Debi Young
Sian Richards
Mi Young
Best Period and/or Character Hair Styling - Television Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Lawrence Davis
Monty Schuth

Image Awards (NAACP) 2016

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Queen Latifah
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Dee Rees
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Michael Kenneth Williams
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television)
Dee Rees
Bettina Gilois
Christopher Cleveland
Home Box Office (HBO) (production company)

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2016

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Long Form Dialogue and ADR in Television
Damian Volpe (supervising sound editor)
Tony Martinez (supervising dialogue/adr editor)
Mary Ellen Porto (dialogue/adr editor)
Brian Bowles (dialogue/adr editor)
Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Long Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television
Damian Volpe (supervising sound editor)
Kris Fenske (sound designer)
Bill Sweeney (supervising foley editor)
Jay Peck (foley artist)
Dave Paterson (sound effects editor)
Heather Gross (sound effects editor)

NAMIC Vision Awards 2016

Winner
Vision Award
Best Performance - Drama
Queen Latifah
Nominee
Vision Award
Best Performance - Drama
Michael Kenneth Williams

Online Film & Television Association 2015

Winner
OFTA Television Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Music in a Non-Series
Best Production Design in a Non-Series
Best Sound in a Non-Series
Nominee
OFTA Television Award
Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Queen Latifah
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Khandi Alexander
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Mo'Nique
Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries
Best Editing in a Non-Series
Best Cinematography in a Non-Series
Best Costume Design in a Non-Series
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Non-Series
Best New Titles Sequence

Satellite Awards 2016

Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture Made for Television
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Queen Latifah
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Mo'Nique
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Kenneth Williams

Television Critics Association Awards 2015

Nominee
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2015

Winner
WFCC Award
Best Theatrically Unreleased Movie by or About Women

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