rap 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting  

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One of the most glorious things that has ever happened in our lifetimes is seeing hardcore rappers like Ice Cube, Ice-T, and Snoop Dogg have made the transition into acting. Ice Cube, a rapper who used to write songs like, "F*ck the Police" is now starring in hit children's movies like Are We There Yet? But he's not the only one. Several other famous hip hop musicians have made the transition to the big screen, and a few talented rappers have taken home awards for their movie performances. A few rappers-turned-actors have even appeared in Oscar-winning films.

Who is the most famous rapper who won an award for acting? Will Smith tops our list. The “Parents Just Don't Understand” rapper won Best Actor at the BET Awards for his performances in Hancock, Seven Pounds, and Ali. He has also been nominated for several Academy Awards, but he has yet to take home an Oscar. Snoop Dogg won an MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo for his appearance in the 2001 film Training Day.

"Good Vibrations" rapper Mark Wahlberg was honored with the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in an Action film for Lone Survivor. Queen Latifah won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television in 2008 for her role in Life Support. In 2003, she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago.

Which rapper do you think is the best actor? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  Ali
Will Smith won Best Actor at the BET Awards for his performances in Hancock, Seven Pounds and Ali. He has also been nominated for several Academy Awards, but he has yet to take home an Oscar.

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#50 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#92 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#47 on The Best Living American Actors

#48 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  Lone Survivor
"Good Vibrations" rapper Mark Wahlberg was honored with the Critics Choice Award for Best Actor in an Action film for Lone Survivor.

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#43 on The Best Actors Working Today

#51 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#59 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#86 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  8 Mile
Eminem took home two MTV Movie Awards for his acting work in 8 Mile. He also took home an Oscar for Best Original Song for "Lose Yourself" which is featured in the film.

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#76 on The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

#22 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

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Sean Combs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  A Raisin in the Sun
In 2009, Sean Combs won the Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special for his performance in A Raisin in the Sun.

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#67 on The Greatest Dancing Singers

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  Training Day
Snoop Dogg won an MTV Movie Award for Best Cameo for his appearance in the 2001 film Training Day.

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#66 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#7 on The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

#19 on The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time

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Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  Chicago
Queen Latifah won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television in 2008 for her role in Life Support. In 2003, she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for Chicago.

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#12 on The Greatest Black Actresses of All Time

#98 on The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

#49 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

#35 on The Best African American Actors in Film

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LL Cool J is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  NCIS: Los Angeles
LL Cool J has won several Image Awards for Best Actor in a Drama Series for NCIS: Los Angeles.

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#23 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

#19 on The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

#61 on The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

#43 on The Greatest Black Actors in Film History

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 14 Rappers Who Have Won Awards for Acting
Photo:  Boyz n the Hood
In 1992, Ice Cube won the Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actor for Boyz n the Hood. He also took home the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Best Ensemble for Three Kings, an honor he shares with George Clooney and fellow rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg.

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#88 on The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s

#34 on The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

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#6 on The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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