Wim Wenders Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2015 Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Feature
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
2012 Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Pina (2011)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Oscar
Best Documentary, Features
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Shared with:

BAFTA Awards

2012 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Pina (2011)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Shared with:
1989 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Shared with:
West Germany/France.
1985 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
Paris, Texas (1984)

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2014 Won
Audience Choice Award
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2012 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Documentary Feature Film
Pina (2011)
Best Non-English Language Film
Pina (2011)
Germany

Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival

1990 Nominated
Joris Ivens Award
Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Städten (1989)
Tolkovanie snovideniy (1990)
Shared with:

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominated
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Pina (2011)
Germany/France/UK

Awards Circuit Community Awards

1999 Nominated
ACCA
Best Foreign Language Film
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Bambi Awards

1977 Won
Bambi
Film - National
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976)

Bavarian Film Awards

2012 Won
Honorary Award
1994 Won
Bavarian Film Award
Best Direction (Regiepreis)
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
1988 Won
Bavarian Film Award
Best Direction (Regiepreis)
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

Berlin International Film Festival

2015 Won
Honorary Golden Berlin Bear
2000 Won
Silver Berlin Bear
Jury Prize
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)

Blue Ribbon Awards

1989 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

Bodil Awards

1985 Won
Bodil
Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
Paris, Texas (1984)

Camerimage

2006 Won
Special Award
Director with Unique Visual Sensitivity

Cannes Film Festival

2014 Won
Un Certain Regard - Special Jury Prize
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:

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Won
François Chalais Award - Special Mention
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
2008 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Palermo Shooting (2008)
2005 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
2002 Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)
Shared with:
1997 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The End of Violence (1997)
1993 Won
Grand Prize of the Jury
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
1987 Won
Best Director
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
1984 Won
Palme d'Or
Paris, Texas (1984)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Paris, Texas (1984)
Tied with Voyage to Cythera (1984).
Won
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Paris, Texas (1984)
1982 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Hammett (1982)
1977 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Der amerikanische Freund (1977)
1976 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Competition
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976)
Unanimously.
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976)

Chicago International Film Festival

2014 Nominated
Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award
Cathedrals of Culture (2014)
Shared with:
1980 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Documentary
Lightning Over Water (1980)
Shared with:
1976 Won
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Im Lauf der Zeit (1976)
1975 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Falsche Bewegung (1975)
1974 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Alice in den Städten (1974)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2001 Won
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

2012 Won
Cinema Eye Honors Award
Outstanding Achievement in Production
Pina (2011)
Shared with:

CPH:DOX

2011 Won
Politiken's Audience Award
Pina (2011)

César Awards, France

2015 Won
César
Best Documentary Film (Meilleur film documentaire)
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
1988 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
1985 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Paris, Texas (1984)
1978 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Der amerikanische Freund (1977)

David di Donatello Awards

2015 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
1985 Won
René Clair Award
Paris, Texas (1984)
Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Paris, Texas (1984)

Day of the German Short Film

1996 Won
Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Award
Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky (1995)
For the first part of the movie (15 min).

Dublin International Film Festival

2015 Won
Audience Award
Audience Award
The Salt of the Earth (2014)

Edinburgh International Film Festival

1999 Won
Audience Award
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

European Film Awards

2015 Nominated
Audience Award
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
2011 Won
European Film Award
European Documentary
Pina (2011)
2005 Nominated
European Film Award
European Director
Don't Come Knocking (2005)
1999 Won
European Film Award
European Documentary
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
1988 Won
European Film Award
Best Director
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Nominated
European Film Award
Best Film
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Shared with:

Fotogramas de Plata

1985 Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Paris, Texas (1984)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

1988 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
West Germany.
1985 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Paris, Texas (1984)
West Germany.

Gaudí Awards

2012 Nominated
Gaudí Award
Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
Pina (2011)

German Critics Association Awards

1977 Won
Critics Award
Film

German Film Awards

2011 Won
Film Award in Gold
Best Documentary (Bester Dokumentarfilm)
Pina (2011)
Shared with:
Nominated
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Pina (2011)
2000 Nominated
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
1998 Won
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
The End of Violence (1997)
1996 Nominated
Film Award in Gold
Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Lisbon Story (1994)
1994 Nominated
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
1989 Nominated
Special Film Award '40th Anniversary of the Federal Republic of Germany'
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
1983 Nominated
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Der Stand der Dinge (1982)
1978 Won
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Der amerikanische Freund (1977)
1975 Won
Film Award in Gold
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Falsche Bewegung (1975)

German Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Won
German Film Critics Award
Best Documentary (Bester Dokumentarfilm)
Pina (2011)
1976 Won
German Film Critics Award
Best Film (Bester Spielfilm)
Alice in den Städten (1974)

Giffoni Film Festival

1986 Won
Nocciola d'Oro

Gold Derby Awards

2012 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Documentary Feature
Pina (2011)

Golden Camera, Germany

2000 Won
Golden Camera
Film - National
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Goya Awards

2015 Nominated
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
2008 Won
Goya
Best Documentary (Mejor Película Documental)
Invisibles (2007)
Shared with:

Grammy Awards

2001 Nominated
Grammy
Best Long Form Music Video
Willie Nelson at the Teatro (1998)
Shared with:

Guild of German Art House Cinemas

2011 Won
Best Documentary
Pina (2011)
1992 Won
Guild Film Award - Gold
German Film (Deutscher Film)
Bis ans Ende der Welt (1991)
1989 Won
Guild Film Award - Silver
German Film (Deutscher Film)
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
1986 Won
Guild Film Award - Silver
German Film (Deutscher Film)
Paris, Texas (1984)

Hof International Film Festival

1992 Won
Prize of the City of Hof

Independent Spirit Awards

2015 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Documentary
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
1998 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
The End of Violence (1997)
1989 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
West Germany.

International Documentary Association

2014 Nominated
IDA Award
Best Feature
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
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Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1996 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Lisbon Story (1994)
1994 Nominated
European Silver Ribbon
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)
1993 Nominated
European Silver Ribbon
Bis ans Ende der Welt (1991)

Jeonju Film Festival

2000 Nominated
Daring Digital Award
N-Vision
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival

2015 Won
Tribute Award

Locarno International Film Festival

2005 Won
Leopard of Honor

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1999 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)
Shared with:
1988 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Foreign Film
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival

2004 Won
Master of Cinema

Melbourne International Film Festival

2014 Nominated
People's Choice Award
Best Documentary
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
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3rd Runner-up

Munich Film Festival

2014 Won
One Future Prize
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1989 3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1988 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

Norwegian International Film Festival

2000 Won
Silver Clod
Best Foreign Film of the Year (Beste Utenlandske Spillefilm)
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

Oslo Films from the South Festival

2014 Nominated
Films from the South Award
Best Documentary Feature
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2015 2nd place
Audience Award
Best Documentary Feature
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
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Philadelphia Film Festival

2011 Won
Audience Award - Honorable Mention
Special Events Screenings
Pina (2011)

Pusan International Film Festival

2000 Won
Hand Printing

Rome Film Fest

2011 Won
HAG Award
Pina (2011)

Romy Gala, Austria

2012 Nominated
Romy
Best Direction (Beste Regie)
Pina (2011)

Russian Guild of Film Critics

2012 Nominated
White Elephant
Best Foreign Film
Pina (2011)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2014 Won
Audience Award
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:

Sant Jordi Awards

1985 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Paris, Texas (1984)

Seattle International Film Festival

1999 Won
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Documentary
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

1991 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)
Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

Sofia International Film Festival

2009 Won
Burgas Municipality Award 'Silver Sea-Gull'
Palermo Shooting (2008)

St. Petersburg Message to Man Film Festival

2000 Won
Special Award
Buena Vista Social Club (1999)

São Paulo International Film Festival

2008 Won
Humanitarian Award
2003 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Documentary
The Soul of a Man (2003)
1988 Won
Audience Award
Best Feature
Der Himmel über Berlin (1987)

The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema

2015 Won
Platino Award
Best Documentary
The Salt of the Earth (2014)
Shared with:
Brazil/France/Italy

Transilvania International Film Festival

2010 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Valladolid International Film Festival

1995 Nominated
Golden Spike
Al di là delle nuvole (1995)
Shared with:

Venice Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Golden Lion
The Beautiful Days of Aranjuez (2016)
2004 Won
UNESCO Award
Land of Plenty (2004)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Land of Plenty (2004)
1995 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Al di là delle nuvole (1995)
Shared with:
1982 Won
Golden Lion
Der Stand der Dinge (1982)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Der Stand der Dinge (1982)
Tied with Rasputin (1975).
1972 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Die Angst des Tormanns beim Elfmeter (1972)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2012 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Documentary Screenplay
Pina (2011)

Yerevan International Film Festival

2008 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
Shared with:

Yoga Awards

2001 Won
Yoga Award
Worst Foreign Director
The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
1995 Won
Yoga Award
Worst Foreign Director
In weiter Ferne, so nah! (1993)

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