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Lee Daniels' The Butler Movie Poster

Lee Daniels' The Butler

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the...

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
The Last King of Scotland Movie Poster

The Last King of Scotland

While in Uganda on a medical mission, Scottish doctor Nicholas Garrigan (James McAvoy) becomes the personal physician and close confidante of...

Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Deacons for Defense Movie Poster

Deacons for Defense

Black militiamen organize their neighbors to help them fight members of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

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