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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2009 Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Milk (2008)
1998 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Good Will Hunting (1997)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina

2009 Nominated
Award of the Argentinean Academy
Best Foreign Film
Milk (2008)
USA.

Berlin International Film Festival

2013 Won
Special Mention
International Jury
Promised Land (2012)
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Promised Land (2012)
2001 Won
Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas
Finding Forrester (2000)
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Finding Forrester (2000)
1998 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Good Will Hunting (1997)
1990 Won
C.I.C.A.E. Award
Forum of New Cinema
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
1987 Won
Teddy
Best Short Film
Five Ways to Kill Yourself (1987)
My New Friend (1987)

Bodil Awards

2010 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Milk (2008)
2008 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Paranoid Park (2007)
2005 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Elephant (2003)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2008 Won
BSFC Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)
Paranoid Park (2007)
2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Film Editing
Paranoid Park (2007)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2009 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)

Camerimage

2012 Won
Cinematographer-Director Duo Award
Shared with:

Cannes Film Festival

2011 Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Restless (2011)
2007 Won
60th Anniversary Prize
Paranoid Park (2007)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
Paranoid Park (2007)
2005 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Last Days (2005)
2003 Won
Palme d'Or
Elephant (2003)
Won
Best Director
Elephant (2003)
Won
Cinema Prize of the French National Education System
Elephant (2003)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2010 Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Milk (2008)
USA.

César Awards, France

2010 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Milk (2008)
USA.
2004 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Elephant (2003)
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)

David di Donatello Awards

2009 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Milk (2008)

Deauville Film Festival

1991 Won
Critics Award
My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2009 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Milk (2008)
1998 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Good Will Hunting (1997)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2010 Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film - English Language
Milk (2008)

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

2004 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Elephant (2003)

Gotham Awards

2008 Won
Tribute Award
Shared with:

Independent Spirit Awards

2008 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Paranoid Park (2007)
2004 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Elephant (2003)
2003 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Gerry (2002)
1992 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1990 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Shared with:
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2009 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)
Milk (2008)

L.A. Outfest

1999 Won
Outfest Achievement Award

Locarno International Film Festival

2002 Nominated
Golden Leopard
Gerry (2002)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2009 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Milk (2008)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1989 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Shared with:
1987 Won
Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award
Mala Noche (1986)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2009 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)
1990 Won
NSFC Award
Best Director
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Best Screenplay
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Shared with:

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1991 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
1989 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Shared with:

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

1998 Won
FICC Prize - Honorable Mention
Ballad of the Skeletons (1997)

PEN Center USA West Literary Awards

1990 Won
Literary Award
Screenplay Adaptation
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Shared with:

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2009 Won
Sonny Bono Visionary Award

Provincetown International Film Festival

2002 Won
Filmmaker on the Edge Award

Razzie Awards

1999 Won
Razzie Award
Worst Director
Psycho (1998)

Robert Festival

2010 Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Milk (2008)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2008 Won
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)

Satellite Awards

2008 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)
1998 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Director of a Motion Picture
Good Will Hunting (1997)

Seattle International Film Festival

1997 Won
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Short Film
Ballad of the Skeletons (1997)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2008 2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)

Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

1988 Won
Festival's Plate
Mala Noche (1986)

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 Won
Visions Award - Special Citation
Gerry (2002)
1991 Won
International Critics' Award
My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2009 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director
Milk (2008)

Venice Film Festival

1993 Nominated
Golden Lion
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
1991 Nominated
Golden Lion
My Own Private Idaho (1991)

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