Black Reel Award for Best Breakthrough Performance

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. Quvenzhané Wallis, Barkhad Abdi & Gabourey Sidibe earn Academy Award nominations.

2014 marked the first time that the category was split by gender.

Winners and nominees

Notes:

Year Winner Nominees Source
2016 Abraham Attah (Beasts of No Nation) (Breakthrough Actor) [1]
Kiersey Clemons (Dope) (Breakthrough Actress)
2015 Tyler James Williams (Dear White People) (Breakthrough Actor) [2]
Teyonah Parris (Dear White People) (Breakthrough Actress)
2014 Barkhad Abdi(Captain Phillips) (Breakthrough Actor) [3]
Lupita Nyong'o(12 Years a Slave) (Breakthrough Actress)
2013 Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) [4]
2012 Adepero Oduye (Pariah) [5]
2011 Tessa Thompson (For Colored Girls) [6]
2010 Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) [7]
2008 Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) [8]
2007 Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) [9]
2006 Brandon T. Jackson (Roll Bounce) [10]
2005 Sharon Warren (Ray) [11]
2004 Naomie Harris (28 Days Later) [12]
2003 Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) [13]

References

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