Regina Taylor won the 2008 NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series protraying Molly Blane on The Unit. During her acceptance speech, she thanked Eric Haney for creating the show and commented on how great it was to play a woman over 40 who is real.
Regina Taylor is much honored within the film and theatre industries. Here are some of the formal accolades she has received in her dual career as an actress and as a playwright (she is a distinguished Artistic Associate of the Goodman Theater in Chicago):
Two Viewers for Quality Television's Q Awards (1992 and 1993) for Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series, for I'll Fly Away
A nomination for the 2000 Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, for Strange Justice
The 1995 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for I'll Fly Away four years after the fact), and three other Image Award nominations, two in 1996, for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series, for Children of the Dust, and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, for Courage Under Fire; and one in 1997, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, for Courage Under Fire
The 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series - Drama, for: I'll Fly Away
Two Emmy nominations, in 1992 and 1993, both for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, both for I'll Fly Away
A nomination in 2000, for Black Reel Network/Cable - Best Actress, for Strange Justice
The 2000 2000 American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award for Oo-Bla-Dee Crowns
A Drama-Logue Award for her 2002 portrayal of Ariel in Shakespeare's The Tempest
The 2004 Helen Hayes Award for Best Musical for her play, Crowns
Musical, Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Musical Direction!