awards & nominations

Bessie (2015)

Queen Latifah as "Bessie Smith"

Blues singer Bessie Smith (Queen Latifah) rises to fame in the 1920s to become a musical legend.

Emmy (Primetime) (2015)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Golden Globe (2015)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)WonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Life Support (2007)

Queen Latifah as "Ana"

An HIV-positive woman (Queen Latifah) overcomes drug addiction and works for an AIDS outreach group.

Golden Globe (2008)WonBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2007)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)WonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Hairspray (2007)

Queen Latifah as "Motormouth Maybelle"

In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on "The Corny Collins Show" and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun and fashion. Perhaps her new status as a teen sensation is enough to topple Corny's reigning dance queen and bring racial integration to the show.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Chicago (2002)

Queen Latifah as "Matron Marna Morton"

Nightclub sensation Velma (Catherine Zeta-Jones) murders her philandering husband, and Chicago's slickest lawyer, Billy Flynn (Richard Gere), is set to defend her. But when Roxie (Renée Zellweger) also winds up in prison, Billy takes on her case as well -- turning her into a media circus of headlines. Neither woman will be outdone in their fight against each other and the public for fame and celebrity.

Academy Award (2002)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2002)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2002)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture