Independent Spirit Award

Winner for Best Supporting Male (Chiwetel Ejiofor)

NAACP Image Awards

  • Best Directing in a Motion Picture [Theatrical or Television] (Kasi Lemmons)
  • Best Writing in a Motion Picture [Theatrical or Television] (Michael Genet and Rick Famuyiwa)
Gotham Award

Winner Best Ensemble Cast (Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Cedric the Entertainer, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Epps, Vondie Curtis Hall, Martin Sheen) — tied with Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and its ensemble cast

African-American Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Director (Kasi Lemmons)
  • Best Actor (Don Cheadle)
African-American Film Critics Association

Named one of the year's 10 Best Films

Winner of the Best Picture by a Woman award

AARP's Movies for Grownups Awards

Named Best Movie Time Capsule