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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2002 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1987 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Blue Velvet (1986)
1981 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
The Elephant Man (1980)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
The Elephant Man (1980)
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Golden Globes, USA

2002 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1987 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Blue Velvet (1986)
1981 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
The Elephant Man (1980)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1990 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music
Twin Peaks (1990)
Shared with:
Outstanding Music and Lyrics
Twin Peaks (1990)
Shared with:
For the song "Into the Night".For episode #005.
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Twin Peaks (1990)
For episode "Pilot (#1.1)". For the pilot episode.
Outstanding Drama Series
Twin Peaks (1990)
Shared with:
Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series
Twin Peaks (1990)
Shared with:
For episode "Pilot (#1.1)". For the pilot episode.

BAFTA Awards

1981 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
The Elephant Man (1980)
Best Screenplay
The Elephant Man (1980)
Shared with:

AFI Awards, USA

2002 Nominated
AFI Award
Director of the Year
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2002 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1993 Won
Life Career Award
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Writing
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
Shared with:

American Film Institute, USA

1991 Won
Franklin J. Schaffner Award

Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival

1987 Won
Grand Prize
Blue Velvet (1986)
1981 Won
Grand Prize
The Elephant Man (1980)
1978 Won
Antennae II Award
Eraserhead (1977)

Bodil Awards

2003 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
2000 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
The Straight Story (1999)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2001 Won
BSFC Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1987 Won
BSFC Award
Best Director
Blue Velvet (1986)
Tied with Oliver Stone for Platoon (1986).

CableACE Awards

1994 Nominated
CableACE
Directing a Dramatic Series
Hotel Room (1993)
For episode "Blackout"

Camerimage

2012 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award for Directing
2003 Won
Order - For the Contribution to Polish Culture
2000 Won
Special Award
Film Direction with a Special Visual Sensitivity
Best Duo: Director - Cinematographer
Shared with:

Cannes Film Festival

2001 Won
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Tied with Joel Coen for The Man Who Wasn't There (2001).
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1999 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Straight Story (1999)
1992 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992)
1990 Won
Palme d'Or
Wild at Heart (1990)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2002 Won
CFCA Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Original Score
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
The Straight Story (1999)

Chlotrudis Awards

2007 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Inland Empire (2006)
2002 Won
Audience Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Best Original Screenplay
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Critics Choice Television Awards

2013 Nominated
Critics' Choice TV Award
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series
Louie (2010)

César Awards, France

2002 Won
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1982 Won
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
The Elephant Man (1980)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2002 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1981 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The Elephant Man (1980)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

2002 Nominated
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

European Film Awards

1999 Won
Screen International Award
The Straight Story (1999)
USA

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

2013 Won
Fangoria Horror Hall of Fame

Fantasporto

1991 Nominated
International Fantasy Film Award
Best Film
Wild at Heart (1990)
1982 Nominated
International Fantasy Film Award
Best Film
Eraserhead (1977)

Fotogramas de Plata

2001 Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
The Straight Story (1999)
1987 Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Blue Velvet (1986)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

1982 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
The Elephant Man (1980)
USA.

Hugo Awards

1985 Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Dune (1984)
Shared with:

Independent Spirit Awards

2007 Won
Special Distinction Award
Shared with:
For their collaborative work.
2000 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
The Straight Story (1999)
1987 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Blue Velvet (1986)
Best Screenplay
Blue Velvet (1986)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2002 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1991 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Wild at Heart (1990)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2000 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Director
The Straight Story (1999)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2001 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1986 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Blue Velvet (1986)
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Blue Velvet (1986)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2002 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1987 Won
NSFC Award
Best Director
Blue Velvet (1986)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2001 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1999 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
The Straight Story (1999)
1986 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Blue Velvet (1986)

New York Film Critics, Online

2001 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Best Screenplay, Original
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Online Film & Television Association

2002 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2002 Won
OFCS Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2002 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Robert Festival

2000 Won
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
The Straight Story (1999)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

1999 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Director
The Straight Story (1999)

Sant Jordi Awards

2003 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
2001 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
The Straight Story (1999)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2001 Nominated
Best Film
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1986 Won
Caixa de Catalunya
Best Film
Blue Velvet (1986)

Stockholm Film Festival

2003 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Telluride Film Festival, US

1999 Won
Silver Medallion Award

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2001 Won
TFCA Award
Best Director
Mulholland Dr. (2001)

Venice Film Festival

2006 Won
Career Golden Lion
Won
Future Film Festival Digital Award
Inland Empire (2006)

Writers Guild of America, USA

1987 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Blue Velvet (1986)
1981 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
The Elephant Man (1980)
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