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Courtney B. Vance Nominations & Awards

Golden Globes Awards

 - Best Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

 - Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED
 - Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries NOMINATED


 - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series WINNER
 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie WINNER

Critics Choice Award

 - Best Actor in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for TV WINNER

Independent Spirit

 - Best Leading Actor NOMINATED
Courtney B. Vance . He has won an Critics Choice Awards and two Emmy Awards. He's known for Space Cowboys (2000), The Divide (2011) and American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (TV Miniseries) (2016).

All Movies of Courtney B. Vance

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  • Genius: Aretha (TV Miniseries)
    GENIUS dramatizes the fascinating stories of the world’s most brilliant innovators, exploring their extraordinary achievements along with their volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. The third season of the ant...
    Character:  C.L. Franklin 8 episodes, 2021
    United States  2021
  • Between the World and Me (TV)
    Adaptation of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ bestseller which is a poetic letter to his 15-year-old son, Samori Coates, on coming of age as a Black boy in America. Premiere: November 21 on HBO.
    United States  2020
  • Lovecraft Country (TV Series)
    TV Series (2020). 10 Episodes. Atticus Black (Jonathan Majors) joins up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of hi...
    Character:  George Freeman 3 episodes, 2020
    United States  2020
  • Project Power
    When a pill that gives its users unpredictable superpowers for five minutes hits the streets of New Orleans, a teenage dealer and a local cop must team with an ex-soldier to take down the group responsible for its creation.
    United States  2020
  • The Photograph
    When famed photographer Christina Eames unexpectedly dies, she leaves her estranged daughter Mae Morton (Issa Rae) hurt, angry and full of questions. When a photograph tucked away in a safe-deposit box is found, Mae finds herself ...
    United States  2020
  • Uncorked
    Elijah (Mamoudou Athie) must find a way to balance his dream of becoming a master sommelier with his father's expectations for him to carry on the family’s popular Memphis barbeque joint.
    Character: Louis
    United States  2020
  • Ben Is Back
    Follows the charming yet troubled Ben Burns (Hedges), who returns home to his unsuspecting family one fateful Christmas Eve. Ben's wary mother Holly Burns (Roberts) welcomes her beloved son's return, but soon learns he is still ve...
    Character: Neal Beeby
    United States  2018
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV)
    An African-American woman becomes an unwitting pioneer for medical breakthroughs when her cells are used to create the first immortal human cell line in the early 1950s.
    United States  2017
  • The Mummy
    An ancient queen is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.
    Character: Colonel Greenway
    United States  2017
  • American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson (TV Miniseries)
    There are few truly unifying events in American life. When something happens that makes the entire country stop and take notice, we remember it forever. Everybody remembers where they were when O.J. Simpson, riding in a white Bron...
    Character:  Johnnie Cochran unknown episodes
    United States  2016
  • Office Christmas Party
    An office's holiday party goes horribly wrong. When uptight Zenotek CEO Carol Vanstone (Jennifer Aniston) tries to close the branch of her hard-partying brother Clay (T. J. Miller), he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally th...
    Character: Walter Davis
    United States  2016
  • Joyful Noise
    When the director of a small-town church choir unexpectedly dies, the job of leading the group is taken over by Vi Rose Hill (Queen Latifah), a no-nonsense single mother of two. But her tried-and-true style of running the choir is...
    Character: Pastor Dale
    United States  2012
  • Final Destination 5
    In "Final Destination 5", Death is just as omnipresent as ever, and is unleashed after one man's premonition saves a group of coworkers from a terrifying suspension bridge collapse. But this group of unsuspecting souls w...
    United States  2011
  • The Divide
    Survivors of a nuclear attack are grouped together for days in the basement of their apartment building, where fear and dwindling supplies wear away at their dynamic.
    Character: Delvin
    United States  2011
  • Extraordinary Measures
    A drama centered on the efforts of John and Aileen Crowley to find a researcher who might have a cure for their two children's rare genetic disorder.
    Character: Marcus Temple
    United States  2010
  • Hurricane Season
    A year after Hurricane Katrina, Al Collins, a high school basketball coach in Marrero, Louisiana, assembles a team of players who had previously attended five different schools before the disaster and leads them on the path to the...
    Character: Mr. Randolph
    United States  2009
  • D-Tox
    FBI agent Jake Malloy just can't nail a serial killer who's been targeting cops. The killer has already killed nine cops. Not only does the killer despise policemen, but he also has a grudge against Malloy for pursuing him during ...
    Character: Reverend Jones
    United States  2002
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
    TV Series (2001-2011). 10 Seasons. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," takes viewers into the minds of its criminals while following the psychological approaches the Major Case Squad uses to solve the crimes. In true She...
    United States  2001
  • Space Cowboys
    In 1958, the members of Team Daedalus, a group of top Air Force test pilots, were ready to serve their country as the first Americans in space. When NASA replaced the Air Force for outer atmospheric testing, Team Daedalus was push...
    Character: Roger Hines
    United States  2000
  • Cookie's Fortune
    In a small Mississippi town, Cookie Orcutt discreetly kills herself in order to join her late husband. But her uptight daughter can't stand the idea of a suicide in the family, and rearranges the evidence to seem like murder. The ...
    Character: Otis Tucker
    United States  1999
  • Blind Faith
    In 1957, black lawyer John Williams has to defend his nephew Charlie, who is accused of strangling a white boy to death. John doesn't believe Charlie did it, and although Charlie confesses, John wants to find out the real truth.
    United States  1998
  • Twelve Angry Men (12 Angry Men) (TV)
    Made for cable television version of the 1957 classic about eleven jurors quick to condemn a Latino youth on trial for murdering his father before reviewing the evidence. Juror #8 holds out with a verdict of not guilty, thus setti...
    Character: Foreman
    United States  1997
  • The Boys Next Door (TV)
    Jack Palmer is a social worker whose job has taken precedence over his personal life. Mainly, his job is to help four mentally challenged men live regular lives in a home.
    United States  1996
  • The Preacher's Wife
    In this updating of 1947's THE BISHOP'S WIFE, a Baptist preacher unknowingly pays too much attention to his congregation, and not enough to his dedicated wife and son. Enter Dudley, a flirtatious, sharp-dressed angel, to help the ...
    United States  1996
  • The Tuskegee Airmen
    During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which th...
    Character: Lt. Glenn (as Courtney Vance)
    United States  1995
  • The Piano Lesson (TV)
    1930's Pittsburgh, a brother comes home to claim "my half of the piano", a family heirloom; but his sister is not wanting to part with it. This is a glimpse of the conditions for African-Americans as well as some of the ...
    Character: Lymon
    United States  1995
  • Dangerous Minds
    Former Marine LouAnne Johnson (Michelle Pfeiffer) leaves an officer's commission and a nine-year military career to pursue her dream of becoming an English teacher. But while earning her credentials at a Northern California high s...
    Character: Mr. George Grandey
    United States  1995
  • The Last Supper
    When Pete (Eldard), one of five friends who share an Iowa house, invites Zack (Paxton), a man who gave him a lift home in for supper, the night turns suddenly sour when Zack irrationally attacks Pete, but is killed by the other fr...
    Character: Luke
    United States  1995
  • Holy Matrimony
    A young couple, Havana & Peter, rob a county fair of its daily receipts and escape to Canada to hide out in the Hutterite community where Peter was raised. While there, they get married to satisfy the conservative elders in th...
    Character: Cooper
    United States  1994
  • The Adventures of Huck Finn
    Huckleberry Finn, the half-literate son of a drunk, runs away from home and follows the Mississippi River with an escaped slave named Jim. Along the way, the duo encounter adventures with colorful characters like The King and the ...
    United States  1993
  • Fixing the Shadow
    Undercover cop Dan Saxon (Charlie Sheen) joins a biker gang to find the henchmen behind a drug-smuggling operation. As with any new recruit, the gang puts him through dangerous stunts to test his mettle. Saxon has to prove himself...
    Character: Conroy Price
    United States  1992
  • The Hunt for Red October
    While engaging in an intricate series of military exercises in the North Atlantic, the respected captain and selected crew members of a Soviet nuclear missile submarine announce their plan to defect to the USA.
    Character: Seaman Jones
    United States  1990
  • Hamburger Hill
    Though the anti-war sentiments of Hamburger Hill come through loud and clear, the film is squarely on the side of those courageous, much-maligned Americans who fought and died in Vietnam. Based on a true incident, the story takes ...
    United States  1987