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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2009 Won
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Mystic River (2003)
2002 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
I Am Sam (2001)
2000 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
1996 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Dead Man Walking (1995)

Golden Globes, USA

2009 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Mystic River (2003)
2000 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
1996 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Dead Man Walking (1995)
1994 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Carlito's Way (1993)

BAFTA Awards

2009 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Leading Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
21 Grams (2003)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Mystic River (2003)

AFI Awards, USA

2008 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Into the Wild (2007)
Shared with:

INTO THE WILD is a vast journey across America - and deep inside oneself. Writer/director Sean ... More

INTO THE WILD is a vast journey across America - and deep inside oneself. Writer/director Sean Penn's sensitive adaptation and expansive direction brilliantly captures the exuberance and idealism of youth - and the danger of pushing love away. The story lives in the eyes of Emile Hirsch, the warm smile of Catherine Keener, and the luminous spirit of Hal Holbrook. INTO THE WILD celebrates the dreamer in all of us - and the danger of dreaming alone.


Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2010 Nominated
EDA Female Focus Award
AWFJ Award for Humanitarian Activism
Tied with Sandra Bullock.
2008 Won
EDA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2007 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Picture
Into the Wild (2007)
Shared with:
Best Director
Into the Wild (2007)

Austin Film Critics Association

2008 Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

2008 Won
Britannia Award
Excellence in Film

Berlin International Film Festival

1996 Won
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Actor
Dead Man Walking (1995)

Bodil Awards

2002 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
The Pledge (2001)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2008 Won
BSFC Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
Tied with Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008).
2003 Won
BSFC Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Mystic River (2003)
Shared with:
2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Won
Joel Siegel Award
2009 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
Best Acting Ensemble
Milk (2008)
Shared with:
2008 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Into the Wild (2007)
Best Writer
Into the Wild (2007)
2004 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
2002 2nd place
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
I Am Sam (2001)

Cannes Film Festival

2001 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Pledge (2001)
1997 Won
Best Actor
She's So Lovely (1997)

Capri, Hollywood

2007 Won
Capri Movie of the Year Award
Into the Wild (2007)
Tied with The Unknown Woman (2006).

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2012 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
The Tree of Life (2011)
Shared with:
2009 2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
COFCA Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2007 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Into the Wild (2007)
2004 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
1996 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Dead Man Walking (1995)
1994 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Carlito's Way (1993)

Chlotrudis Awards

2009 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2001 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
1996 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Dead Man Walking (1995)

César Awards, France

2009 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Into the Wild (2007)
USA.
2003 Nominated
César
Best European Union Film (Meilleur film de l'Union Européenne)
11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
Shared with:

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2007 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Into the Wild (2007)
2004 Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

David di Donatello Awards

2008 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Into the Wild (2007)

Denver International Film Festival

2000 Won
John Cassavetes Award

Detroit Film Critic Society, US

2007 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
Into the Wild (2007)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2008 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Into the Wild (2007)

Dubai International Film Festival

2010 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai

2008 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film
Into the Wild (2007)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2008 Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film - English Language
Into the Wild (2007)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 Won
FFCC Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
21 Grams (2003)

Golden Apple Awards

1986 Won
Sour Apple

Gotham Awards

2007 Won
Best Film
Into the Wild (2007)
Shared with:

Hollywood Film Festival

2010 Won
Humanitarian Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
Special Distinction Award
21 Grams (2003)
Shared with:
21 Grams was ineligable for the regular awards because of its budget.
1999 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Hurlyburly (1998)
1996 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Dead Man Walking (1995)

International Cinephile Society Awards

2009 Nominated
ICS Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 2nd place
ICS Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Irish Film and Television Awards

2004 Nominated
Audience Award
Best International Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2008 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)
Into the Wild (2007)

Jupiter Award

2009 Won
Jupiter Award
Best International Director
Into the Wild (2007)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2003 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Kinema Junpo Awards

2009 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Film Director
Into the Wild (2007)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2004 Won
Sierra Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
21 Grams (2003)

Locarno International Film Festival

1991 Nominated
Golden Leopard
The Indian Runner (1991)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2009 Nominated
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Mystic River (2003)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
21 Grams (2003)
Mystic River (2003)
1983 Won
New Generation Award
Bad Boys (1983)

MTV Movie Awards

2009 Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Kiss
Milk (2008)
Shared with:

National Board of Review, USA

2003 Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
21 Grams (2003)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2009 Won
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
1996 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Dead Man Walking (1995)
1986 3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
The Falcon and the Snowman (1985)
Tied with James Mason for The Shooting Party (1985).

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2003 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

New York Film Critics, Online

2008 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)

Online Film & Television Association

2009 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

PGA Awards

2011 Won
Stanley Kramer Award

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2009 Won
Desert Palm Achievement Award
Milk (2009)
2008 Won
Director of the Year Award
Into the Wild (2007)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2008 Won
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
PFCS Award
Best Ensemble Acting
21 Grams (2003)
Shared with:
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
21 Grams (2003)

Razzie Awards

1987 Nominated
Razzie Award
Worst Actor
Shanghai Surprise (1986)

Rome Film Fest

2007 Won
Premiere Prize
Into the Wild (2007)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

2004 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)
Mystic River (2003)
Tied with Olivier Gourmet for The Son (2002).

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2008 Won
SFFCC Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
Tied with Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008).

San Francisco International Film Festival

1999 Won
Peter J. Owens Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2003 Won
Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award

Sant Jordi Awards

1996 Nominated
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Dead Man Walking (1995)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2002 Won
Modern Master Award
Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)
The Beaver Trilogy (2000)
Scene Smoking: Cigarettes, Cinema & the Myth of Cool (2001)

Satellite Awards

2010 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Fair Game (2010)
2008 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Milk (2008)
2005 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004)
2004 Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Mystic River (2003)
21 Grams (2003)
2002 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
I Am Sam (2001)
2000 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
1999 Won
Special Achievement Award
Outstanding Motion Picture Ensemble
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Shared with:

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2009 Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Milk (2008)
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Milk (2008)
Shared with:
2004 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Mystic River (2003)
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Mystic River (2003)
Shared with:
2002 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
I Am Sam (2001)
1996 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Dead Man Walking (1995)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2003 2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2008 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2007 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Into the Wild (2007)
Best Screenplay
Into the Wild (2007)
Shared with:

São Paulo International Film Festival

2007 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Into the Wild (2007)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2009 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Performance, Male
Milk (2008)

USC Scripter Award

2008 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Into the Wild (2007)
Shared with:

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2008 2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
Tied with Richard Jenkins for The Visitor (2007).
2003 2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)
2001 Nominated
UFCA Award
Best Actor
I Am Sam (2001)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2009 Won
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Milk (2008)
2004 Won
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Venice Film Festival

2003 Won
Volpi Cup
Best Actor
21 Grams (2003)
2002 Won
UNESCO Award
11'09''01 - September 11 (2002)
Shared with:
1998 Won
Volpi Cup
Best Actor
Hurlyburly (1998)
1995 Nominated
Golden Lion
The Crossing Guard (1995)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2003 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Actor
Mystic River (2003)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2008 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Into the Wild (2007)

Zurich Film Festival

2011 Won
Golden Icon Award

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