Academy Award Nomination

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

The Color Purple


NAACP Image Award

Best Actress

The Louis Armstrong Story


Los Angeles Drama Circle Award 

Performance in a Major Role

Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie


NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award


NAACP Image Award Nomination

Best Actress

The Scott Joplin Story


San Francisco State University

Alumni Hall of Fame, Inductee & Keynote Speaker