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Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor

This page lists the winners and nominees for the Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. Academy Award-nominated or winning performances also honored with nominations or wins at the Black Reel Awards include Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Clark Duncan (The Green Mile), Jamie Foxx (Collateral), Djimon Hounsou (Blood Diamond, In America) and Eddie Murphy (Dreamgirls).


Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

† indicates an Academy Award–winning performance.
‡ indicates an Academy Award–nominated performance that same year.


Year Actor Film Ref
Michael Clarke Duncan The Green Mile [1]
Jamie Foxx Any Given Sunday
Terrence Howard The Best Man
Ice Cube Three Kings
Delroy Lindo The Cider House Rules
Don Cheadle Traffic [2]
Rob Brown Finding Forrester
Tommy Davidson Bamboozled
Chris Rock Nurse Betty
Marlon Wayans Requiem of a Dream
Jamie Foxx Ali [3]
Anthony Anderson Two Can Play That Game
Omar Epps Brother
Eddie Murphy Shrek
Ving Rhames Baby Boy
Dennis Haysbert Far From Heaven [4]
Cedric the Entertainer Barbershop
Morgan Freeman Sum of All Fears
Denzel Washington Antwone Fisher
Forest Whitaker Panic Room
Djimon Hounsou In America [5]
Mos Def The Italian Job
Morgan Freeman Bruce Almighty
Ving Rhames Dark Blue
Forest Whitaker Phone Booth
Jamie Foxx Collateral [6]
Cedric the Entertainer Barbershop 2: Back in Business
Morgan Freeman Million Dollar Baby
Clifton Powell Ray
Jeffrey Wright The Manchurian Candidate
Terrence Howard Crash [7]
Anthony Anderson Hustle & Flow
Chiwetel Ejiofor Serenity
Ludacris Crash
Jeffrey Wright Syriana
Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond [8]
Chiwetel Ejiofor Children of Men
Chiwetel Ejiofor Kinky Boots
Laurence Fishburne Akeelah and the Bee
Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls
Jeffrey Wright Cadillac Records [9]
Mos Def Cadillac Records
Terrence Howard Iron Man
Brandon T. Jackson Tropic Thunder
Eamonn Walker Cadillac Records


Year Actor Film Ref
Anthony Mackie The Hurt Locker [10]
Charles S. Dutton American Violet
Chiwetel Ejiofor 2012
Lenny Kravitz Precious
Derek Luke Madea Goes to Jail
Wesley Snipes Brooklyn's Finest [11]
Sean Combs Get Him to the Greek
Laurence Fishburne Predator
Brandon T. Jackson Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Samuel L. Jackson Mother and Child
Don Cheadle The Guard [12]
Mike Epps Jumping the Broom
Laurence Fishburne Contagion
Anthony Mackie The Adjustment Bureau
Isiah Whitlock Jr. Cedar Rapids
Samuel L. Jackson Django Unchained [13]
Mike Epps Sparkle
Dwight Henry Beasts of the Southern Wild
David Oyelowo Middle of Nowhere
Nate Parker Arbitrage
Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips [14]
David Oyelowo The Butler
Nate Parker Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Tequan Richmond Blue Caprice
Lakeith Stanfield Short Term 12
Wendell Pierce Selma [15]
Nelsan Ellis Get On Up
David Oyelowo A Most Violent Year
Tyler Perry Gone Girl
Michael K. Williams The Gambler
Idris Elba Beasts of No Nation [16]
Chiwetel Ejiofor The Martian
Corey Hawkins Straight Outta Compton
Jason Mitchell
Forest Whitaker Southpaw

Multiple nominations and winsEdit