Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance
This article needs to be updated.(May 2014)
Here are the list of nominees and winners of the Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
- Jennifer Hudson, Lupita Nyong'o & Octavia Spencer are the only Black Reel Award winners to win an Academy Award for their breakthrough performances. Quvenzhane Wallis, Barkhad Abdi & Gabourey Sidibe earn Academy Award nominations.
2014 marked the first time that the category was split by gender.
Winners and nomineesEdit
- "†" indicates an Academy Award–winning performance.
- "‡" indicates an Academy Award–nominated performance that same year.
|2016||Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) (Breakthrough Actor)|||
|Kiersey Clemons (Dope) (Breakthrough Actress)|
|2015||Tyler James Williams (Dear White People) (Breakthrough Actor)|||
|Teyonah Parris (Dear White People) (Breakthrough Actress)|
|2014||Barkhad Abdi(Captain Phillips) (Breakthrough Actor)‡|||
|Lupita Nyong'o(12 Years a Slave) (Breakthrough Actress)†|
|2013||Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)‡|||
|2012||Adepero Oduye (Pariah)|||
|2011||Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls)|||
|2010||Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) ‡|||
|2008||Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire)|||
|2007||Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) †|||
|2006||Brandon T. Jackson (Roll Bounce)|||
|2005||Sharon Warren (Ray)|||
|2004||Naomie Harris (28 Days Later)|||
|2003||Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher)|||