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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2016 Nominated
Oscar
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2005 Won
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Golden Globes, USA

2005 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Being John Malkovich (1999)

BAFTA Awards

2005 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2005 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Writer
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2000 Won
Saturn Award
Best Writer
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Annie Awards

2016 Nominated
Annie
Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Austin Fantastic Fest

2015 Won
Best Director
Fantastic Features
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Austin Film Critics Association

2015 Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2008 Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Original Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2015 2nd place
ACCA
Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2004 Won
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2002 Won
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
1999 2nd place
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2004 2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
1999 Won
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Bram Stoker Awards

2005 Won
Bram Stoker Award
Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
Tied with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright for Shaun of the Dead (2004).

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Writer
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Writer
Adaptation. (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Cannes Film Festival

2008 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Nominated
Golden Camera
Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2005 Won
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Won
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2003 Won
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Won
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Chlotrudis Awards

2016 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2003 Won
Audience Award
Best Original Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2003 Won
FFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Gold Derby Awards

2016 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Animated Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2010 Won
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay of the Decade
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
3rd place
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay of the Decade
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Creative Person of the Decade
2005 Won
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Won
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Golden Schmoes Awards

2004 Won
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Gotham Awards

2008 Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Shared with:

Göteborg Film Festival

2011 Won
Honorary Dragon Award

Hugo Awards

2005 Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Shared with:

Independent Spirit Awards

2016 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Best Director
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2009 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Shared with:
Won
Robert Altman Award
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Shared with:
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2000 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 3rd place
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
3rd place.
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Director
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
8th place.
2008 Won
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Nominated
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
4th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2016 Nominated
ICS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2005 Won
ICS Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2005 Won
IOMA
Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2016 Won
President's Award

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2005 Won
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
Best Screenplay
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2000 Won
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2005 Won
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2004 Nominated
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2001 Won
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Animation
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2008 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2004 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2015 Won
Audience Award
Animation
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Munich Film Festival

2002 Won
High Hopes Award
Human Nature (2001)
Shared with:

National Board of Review, USA

2004 Won
NBR Award
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
NBR Award
Best Screenplay
Human Nature (2001)
Adaptation. (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2016 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
Tied with Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for The Big Short (2015) in 2nd place.
2009 3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2005 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2000 Won
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

New York Film Critics, Online

2004 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 Won
OFCC Award
Best First Film
Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Online Film & Television Association

2016 2nd place
OFTA Film Award
Best Animated Picture
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2009 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best First Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2005 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Best First Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2005 Won
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Won
OFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Won
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Debut
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2016 Won
Creative Impact in Directing Award
Anomalisa (2015)

"It's been 16 years since Variety noted Charlie Kaufman as one of 10 Screenwriters to Watch," said ... More

"It's been 16 years since Variety noted Charlie Kaufman as one of 10 Screenwriters to Watch," said Steven Gaydos, Vice President and Executive Editor at Variety. "His three Oscar nominations, including a win for 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' more than validated our prediction of success, but more importantly, Kaufman has only increased his capacity for startling us with original works like breakthrough, the mind-bending 'Being John Malkovich,' the edgy Philip Seymour Hoffman-starrer 'Synecdoche, New York' and this year's breathtaking reinvention of the animated feature, 'Anomalisa.'


PEN Center USA West Literary Awards

2006 Won
Literary Award
Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Won
Literary Award
Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

PGA Awards

2016 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2004 Won
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2016 Nominated
MovieZone Award
Anomalisa (2015)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2002 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards

2000 Won
SFFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Satellite Awards

2003 Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

2005 Nominated
Nebula Award
Best Script
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2001 Nominated
Nebula Award
Best Script
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2016 Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2004 Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2008 Won
Time-Machine Honorary Award

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Anomalisa (2015)
2004 Won
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
1999 Won
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Tied with Paul Thomas Anderson for Magnolia (1999).

Tromsø International Film Festival

2016 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

"This film's masterful use of animation both acutely represents the protagonist's alienation, and ... More

"This film's masterful use of animation both acutely represents the protagonist's alienation, and forces us to view the everyday with fresh eyes."

Nominated
Aurora Award
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

USC Scripter Award

2003 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Won
UFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2016 Won
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)

Venice Film Festival

2015 Won
Grand Special Jury Prize
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Won
Future Film Festival Digital Award
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Nominated
Golden Lion
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Nominated
Green Drop Award
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
4th place.
2004 Won
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
VVFP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2005 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Being John Malkovich (1999)

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