Spike Lee Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2019 Winner
Oscar
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Best Achievement in Directing
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
2016 Winner
Honorary Award
1998 Nominee
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
4 Little Girls (1997)
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1990 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Golden Globes, USA

2019 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
1990 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Primetime Emmy Awards

2007 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
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1998 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Non-Fiction Special
4 Little Girls (1997)
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BAFTA Awards

2019 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay (Adapted)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
2002 Winner
Special Award

20/20 Awards

2018 Winner
Felix
Best Documentary
4 Little Girls (1997)
2010 Winner
Felix
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Nominee
Felix
Best Original Screenplay
Do the Right Thing (1989)

AACTA International Awards

2019 Nominee
AACTA International Award
Best Direction
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2019 Winner
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Acapulco Black Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Hollywood Award
Best Director
Oldboy (2013)
1999 Nominee
Black Film Award
Best Director
He Got Game (1998)
Best Screenplay
He Got Game (1998)
1998 Nominee
Black Film Award
Best Director
4 Little Girls (1997)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2018 Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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2006 Winner
Special Achievement Award

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2019 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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American Black Film Festival

2004 Winner
Innovator Award

Amiens International Film Festival

1984 Winner
Audience Award
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

2019 Nominee
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
USA.

Atlanta Film Festival

2005 Winner
Ossie Davis Award

Austin Film Critics Association

2018 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Awards Circuit Community Awards

2018 Nominee
ACCA
Best Achievement in Directing
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Best Motion Picture
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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1992 Nominee
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Malcolm X (1992)
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Best Director
Malcolm X (1992)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Malcolm X (1992)
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Berlin International Film Festival

2003 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
25th Hour (2002)
2001 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Bamboozled (2000)
1997 Winner
Special Mention
Get on the Bus (1996)
For the examplary ensemble acting of the whole team.
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Get on the Bus (1996)
1993 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Malcolm X (1992)

BET Comedy Awards

2005 Nominee
BET Comedy Award
Outstanding Directing for a Theatrical Film
She Hate Me (2004)
Outstanding Writing for a Theatrical Film
She Hate Me (2004)
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Black Film Critics Circle Awards

2018 Winner
Pioneer Award

This year's BFCC Pioneer Award is given to writer/director/producer/actor Spike Lee for his immense... More

This year's BFCC Pioneer Award is given to writer/director/producer/actor Spike Lee for his immense contributions in film and television this year with 'Blackkklansman', 'Pass Over', 'Nigerian Prince', 'Tales from the Hood 2' and the recent 'She's Gotta Have It' TV series. Lee has proved that perseverance, artistic integrity and unerring commitment to excellence and social relevance will always yield remarkable results. Since his debut film 'She's Gotta Have It' and socially relevant narrative film classics like 'Malcom X', 'Chi-Raq', '25th Hour', 'Jungle Fever', to extraordinarily powerful documentaries like '4 Little Girls' and 'When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts' Lee continues to prove that film can be a force for activism and expands the boundaries of what black filmmakers can achieve. Spike Lee embodies the very essence of the word Pioneer.


Black Movie Awards

2006 Winner
Black Movie Award
Best Director
Inside Man (2006)

Black Reel Awards

2019 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Outstanding Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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2018 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
Oscar Micheaux Life Achievement Award
2017 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Independent Short
2 Fists Up (2016)
2016 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Director, Motion Picture
Chi-Raq (2015)
Outstanding Original or Adapted Screenplay, Motion Picture
Chi-Raq (2015)
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Outstanding Motion Picture
Chi-Raq (2015)
2014 Winner
Black Reel
Outstanding Director, TV Movie or Mini-Series
Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth (2013)
2013 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Director
Red Hook Summer (2012)
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
Red Hook Summer (2012)
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Best Documentary
Bad 25 (2012)
2011 Winner
Black Reel
Best Television Documentary
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010)
2010 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Director
Passing Strange (2009)
Best Documentary
Great Performances (1971)
For the performance of Passing Strange
2008 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Director
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
Best Film
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
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2007 Winner
Black Reel
Best Director
Inside Man (2006)
2006 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Director - Television
Miracle's Boys (2005)
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Best Director - Television
Sucker Free City (2004)
2005 Nominee
Black Reel
Best Director
She Hate Me (2004)
Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted
She Hate Me (2004)
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2003 Nominee
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Director
25th Hour (2002)
Best Film
25th Hour (2002)
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2002 Nominee
Black Reel
Network/Cable - Best Director
A Huey P. Newton Story (2001)
Network/Cable - Best Film
3 A.M. (2001)
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2001 Winner
Black Reel
Best Film
Love & Basketball (2000)
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Nominee
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Director
Bamboozled (2000)
Theatrical - Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)
Bamboozled (2000)
Best Film
Bamboozled (2000)
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2000 Nominee
Black Reel
Theatrical - Best Director
Summer of Sam (1999)
Best Film
The Best Man (1999)
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Black Reel Awards for Television

2017 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding TV Documentary or Special
Rodney King (2017)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2019 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Cannes Film Festival

2018 Winner
Grand Prize of the Jury
Grand Prize of the Jury
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Nominee
Palme d'Or
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
2002 Nominee
Un Certain Regard Award
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)
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1999 Nominee
C.I.C.A.E. Award
Summer of Sam (1999)
1991 Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Jungle Fever (1991)
Nominee
Palme d'Or
Jungle Fever (1991)
1989 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Do the Right Thing (1989)
1986 Winner
Award of the Youth
Foreign Film
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
Nominee
Golden Camera
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Capri, Hollywood

2018 Winner
Capri Adapted Screenplay Award
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2019 Winner
COFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
runner-up

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2018 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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1993 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Malcolm X (1992)
Best Screenplay
Malcolm X (1992)
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1992 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Jungle Fever (1991)
1990 Winner
CFCA Award
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Chicago International Film Festival

2005 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
Jesus Children of America (2005)
1980 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Short Film
The Answer (1980)

CINE Competition

1997 Winner
CINE Golden Eagle
Documentary
4 Little Girls (1997)

Cinequest San Jose Film Festival

2001 Winner
Maverick Tribute Award

CinEuphoria Awards

2019 Winner
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Film - International Competition
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Director - International Competition
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

César Awards, France

2003 Winner
Honorary César

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2018 Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
4th place

Denver Film Critics Society

2019 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2019 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2018 Nominee
DFCC
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
8th place
Best Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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6th place

Empire Awards, UK

1999 Winner
Inspiration Award

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2001 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Love & Basketball (2000)
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1987 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2018 Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2019 Nominee
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2019 Winner
GAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Gold Derby Awards

2019 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2018 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Screenplay of the Year
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Gotham Awards

1992 Winner
Filmmaker Award

Guldbagge Awards

2019 Nominee
Guldbagge
Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
United States

Image Awards

2019 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film)
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
2018 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series
She's Gotta Have It (2017)
2015 Winner
President's Award
2010 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Passing Strange (2009)
2009 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
2007 Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Directing in a Feature Film/Television Movie - Comedy or Drama
Inside Man (2006)
2003 Winner
Hall of Fame
1988 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
School Daze (1988)

International Documentary Association

2011 Nominee
IDA Award
Best Limited Series
If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (2010)
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1998 Nominee
IDA Award
Feature Documentaries
4 Little Girls (1997)
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International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2019 Nominee
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2007 Nominee
IOMA
Best Director (Miglior regia)
Inside Man (2006)
2004 Nominee
IOMA
Best Director (Miglior regia)
25th Hour (2002)

Jerusalem Film Festival

2018 Nominee
The Lia Van Leer Award
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2018 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2002 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Awards

2019 Nominee
LEJA Award
Best Picture
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Best Achievement in Directing
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Locarno International Film Festival

2018 Winner
Audience Award
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Nominee
Variety Piazza Grande Award
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
1983 Winner
Ernest Artaria Award
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
Tied with Sargento Getúlio (1983).

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1989 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Do the Right Thing (1989)
1986 Winner
New Generation Award
She's Gotta Have It (1986)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

2018 Winner
LAOFCS Award
Best Male Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Nominee
LAOFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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MTV Movie + TV Awards

2006 Winner
Silver Bucket of Excellence Award
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Music City Film Critics' Association Awards

2019 Nominee
MCFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1990 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Do the Right Thing (1989)

Nevada Film Critics Society

2018 Winner
NFCS Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

New York Emmy Awards

2015 Winner
New York Emmy
Interview/Discussion
The Lineup: Best New York Movies (2014)
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Entertainment: Program/Special
The Lineup: Best New York Movies (2014)
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New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1989 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Do the Right Thing (1989)
4th Place.

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2019 Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2018 Nominee
NTFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
3rd place

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2019 Winner
OFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Online Film & Television Association

2019 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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2nd Place
2018 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative
1998 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Documentary Picture
4 Little Girls (1997)
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Online Film Critics Society Awards

2019 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Palm Springs International Film Festival

2019 Winner
Career Achievement Award
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

"Spike Lee has been an outstanding warrior for equal rights while creating an iconic body of film ... More

"Spike Lee has been an outstanding warrior for equal rights while creating an iconic body of film and television work over his 30-year career. In BlacKkKlansman, Lee directs one of his best and most provocative films about an African-American detective and a white detective who are determined to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan in Colorado Springs. It is our great honor to present the Career Achievement Award to Spike Lee."


PGA Awards

2019 Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Phoenix Critics Circle

2018 Nominee
PCC Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2018 Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Satellite Awards

2019 Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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2015 Winner
Humanitarian Award
1998 Winner
Golden Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Documentary
4 Little Girls (1997)
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Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2018 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2018 Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Director
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Student Academy Awards, USA

1983 Winner
Merit Award
Dramatic
Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (1983)
New York University.

Sydney Film Festival

2018 Nominee
Sydney Film Prize
Best Film
BlacKkKlansman (2018)

The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

1999 Nominee
Stinker Award
Worst Supporting Actor
Summer of Sam (1999)
1998 Nominee
Stinker Award
Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)
He Got Game (1998)

USC Scripter Award

1993 Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Malcolm X (1992)
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Valladolid International Film Festival

1999 Nominee
Golden Spike
Summer of Sam (1999)

Venice Film Festival

2012 Winner
Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award
Winner
Future Film Festival Digital Award
Bad 25 (2012)
Winner
Biografilm Award
Bad 25 (2012)
2006 Winner
Venice Horizons Documentary Award
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Winner
Human Rights Film Network Award
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Parallel Sections
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
Nominee
Venice Horizons Award
Best Film
When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006)
1995 Nominee
Golden Lion
Clockers (1995)
1990 Winner
Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award - Special Mention
Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Mo' Better Blues (1990)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2018 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 Winner
WFCC Award
Hall of Shame
She Hate Me (2004)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2019 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman (2018)
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