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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2011 Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Inception (2010)
Shared with:
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2002 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Memento (2000)
Shared with:

Golden Globes, USA

2011 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Inception (2010)
2002 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Memento (2000)

BAFTA Awards

2011 Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay (Original)
Inception (2010)
Best Film
Inception (2010)
Shared with:

AFI Awards, USA

2013 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Shared with:

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES leaves the superhero genre forever changed - broken down and reborn with a ... More

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES leaves the superhero genre forever changed - broken down and reborn with a maturity to match its heroic purpose. With this bruising conclusion to his Batman trilogy, writer/director Christopher Nolan elevates and enshrines one of pop culture's most iconic modern mythologies and, in the process, lifts the blockbuster spectacle to the level of art. Complex and unrelenting, the result is a towering achievement - a testament to the ambition of the film's creative ensemble, which not only delivers an adventure worthy of its hero, but also captures the Zeitgeist of a world that needs Batman now more than ever.

2011 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Inception (2010)
Shared with:

INCEPTION is the most rare of movie miracles - an art film that succeeds as blockbuster ... More

INCEPTION is the most rare of movie miracles - an art film that succeeds as blockbuster entertainment. This achievement is born from the gifts of writer/director Christopher Nolan, who displays such a love for filmmaking that audiences cannot help but be enveloped by his rapture. Leonardo DiCaprio proves once again to be America's leading man, guiding us through a mind-bending movie-within-a-movie, within-a-movie, within-a-movie - and cinematographer Wally Pfister's dazzling images create an indelible dream that demands to be relived again and again.

2009 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:

THE DARK KNIGHT leapt from the screen and into the zeitgeist of a nation desperate for a savior, ... More

THE DARK KNIGHT leapt from the screen and into the zeitgeist of a nation desperate for a savior, but wary of the consequences of rushing to action. At once brave and bravura, this epic studio presentation succeeds as blockbuster entertainment and true artistic expression from Christopher Nolan, who devised the story with David S. Goyer and co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan. Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine and Maggie Gyllenhaal lead a stellar cast marked forever in time by Heath Ledger's re-imagining of "The Joker." THE DARK KNIGHT is a movie that leaves your heart and mind racing as it redefines heroism for a new generation.

2002 Won
AFI Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Memento (2000)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2013 Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011 Won
Saturn Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Writing
Inception (2010)
2009 Won
Saturn Award
Best Writing
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
2006 Won
Saturn Award
Best Writing
Batman Begins (2005)
Shared with:
Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Director
Batman Begins (2005)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

2010 Won
AAFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2010 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Picture
Inception (2010)
Shared with:
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)

Amanda Awards, Norway

2011 Nominated
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Inception (2010)

American Cinema Editors, USA

2011 Won
Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award

American Screenwriters Association, USA

2002 Nominated
Discover Screenwriting Award
Memento (2000)

American Society of Cinematographers, USA

2009 Won
Board of the Governors Award

Art Directors Guild

2015 Won
Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award

Austin Film Critics Association

2008 Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2011 Nominated
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Inception (2010)
Shared with:
2010 Won
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
Nominated
ACCA
Best Achievement in Directing
Inception (2010)
2008 Won
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2nd place
ACCA
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2006 Nominated
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Prestige (2006)
Shared with:
2001 Won
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Memento (2000)
Shared with:
Nominated
ACCA
Best Director
Memento (2000)

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

2010 Won
Britannia Award
Artistic Excellence in Directing

Blue Ribbon Awards

2009 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Film
The Dark Knight (2008)

Bodil Awards

2011 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
The Dark Knight (2008)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2001 Won
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

Bram Stoker Awards

2002 Won
Bram Stoker Award
Screenplay
Memento (2000)
Shared with:

British Independent Film Awards

2001 Won
British Independent Film Award
Best Foreign Independent Film - English Language
Memento (2000)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Action Movie
Inception (2010)
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)
2009 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Action Movie
The Dark Knight (2008)
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
2002 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2011 Won
COFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2014 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Interstellar (2014)
2010 Won
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2008 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2002 Won
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)
Nominated
CFCA Award
Most Promising Director

Chicago International Film Festival

2008 Won
Career Achievement Award

Chlotrudis Awards

2002 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Memento (2000)

CinEuphoria Awards

2013 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011 Won
CinEuphoria
Best Film - Audience Award
Inception (2010)
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay - International Competition
Inception (2010)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2011 Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Inception (2010)
USA/UK

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

2011 Nominated
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
The Dark Knight (2008)

Czech Lions

2011 Won
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Inception (2010)

César Awards, France

2011 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Inception (2010)

DVD Exclusive Awards

2003 Nominated
DVD Premiere Award
Best Audio Commentary, New Release
Memento (2000)
For the Limited Edition.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2010 2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Inception (2010)
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2008 3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
2002 Won
Russell Smith Award
Memento (2000)

David di Donatello Awards

2011 Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Inception (2010)

Deauville Film Festival

2000 Won
Jury Special Prize
Memento (2000)
Tied with Boiler Room (2000).
Won
Critics Award
Memento (2000)
Won
CinéLive Award
Memento (2000)
Nominated
Grand Special Prize
Memento (2000)

Denver Film Critics Society

2010 Won
DFCS Award
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)

Detroit Film Critic Society, US

2010 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2008 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)

Dinard British Film Festival

1999 Won
Silver Hitchcock
Following (1998)
Nominated
Golden Hitchcock
Following (1998)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2011 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The Dark Knight (2008)
2002 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Memento (2000)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2010 Nominated
DFCC
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2008 Nominated
DFCC
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

2002 Won
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Memento (2000)

Empire Awards, UK

2013 Nominated
Empire Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011 Won
Empire Award
Best Film
Inception (2010)
Nominated
Empire Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2009 Won
Empire Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Film
The Dark Knight (2008)
2007 Won
Empire Award
Best Director
The Prestige (2006)
2006 Nominated
Empire Award
Best Director
Batman Begins (2005)
2001 Nominated
Empire Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2011 Won
Special Award
Alexander Walker Special Award for his contribution to film

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

2011 Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film - English Language
Inception (2010)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2010 Won
FFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2002 Won
FFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

Gaudí Awards

2011 Nominated
Gaudí Award
Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
Inception (2010)

Golden Eagle Awards, Russia

2013 Nominated
Golden Eagle
Best Foreign Film
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Goya Awards

2009 Nominated
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
The Dark Knight (2008)

Heartland Film

2014 Won
Truly Moving Picture Award
Interstellar (2014)   ((feature film))

Hochi Film Awards

2008 Won
Hochi Film Award
Best Foreign Language Film
The Dark Knight (2008)

Hollywood Film Awards

2010 Won
Hollywood Movie of the Year
Inception (2010)
2008 Won
Hollywood Movie of the Year
The Dark Knight (2008)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2008 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Screenplay
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:

Hugo Awards

2011 Won
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2007 Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
The Prestige (2006)
Shared with:
2006 Nominated
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Batman Begins (2005)
Shared with:

IGN Summer Movie Awards

2010 Won
IGN Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)

Independent Spirit Awards

2002 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2012 Nominated
IFJA Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2010 Won
IFJA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Screenplay
Inception (2010)

International Cinephile Society Awards

2009 Won
ICS Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Tied with Gus Van Sant for Milk (2008).
Nominated
ICS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:

International Online Film Critics' Poll

2009 Nominated
IOFCP Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2011 Nominated
IFC Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)

Irish Film and Television Awards

2011 Nominated
IFTA Award
Best International Film
Inception (2010)
2005 Nominated
IFTA Award
Best International Film
Batman Begins (2005)
Nominated
Audience Award
Best International Film
Batman Begins (2005)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2011 Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)
Inception (2010)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2011 Won
IOMA
Best Director (Miglior regia)
Inception (2010)
Best Picture (Miglior film)
Inception (2010)
Shared with:
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2007 Won
IOMA
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Prestige (2006)
Shared with:
Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)
The Prestige (2006)
Shared with:

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2010 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)

Kinema Junpo Awards

2011 Nominated
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Inception (2010)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2002 Won
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)
Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2011 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Inception (2010)
British Director of the Year
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
The Dark Knight (2008)
2007 Nominated
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
The Prestige (2006)
2006 Nominated
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Batman Begins (2005)
2003 Won
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Insomnia (2002)
2001 Won
ALFS Award
British Screenwriter of the Year
Memento (2000)
Nominated
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Memento (2000)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
2001 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

MTV Movie Awards

2002 Won
MTV Movie Award
Best New Filmmaker
Memento (2000)

Mainichi Film Concours

2009 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Foreign Film
The Dark Knight (2008)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2002 3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2001 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)
Tied with The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Newport International Film Festival, Rhode Island

1999 Won
Best Director Award
Following (1998)
Nominated
Jury Award
Best Film
Following (1998)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2010 Won
NTFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2010 Won
OFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)

Online Film & Television Association

2011 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Inception (2010)
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Inception (2010)
Shared with:
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
2002 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Memento (2000)
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2011 Won
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2009 Won
OFCS Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2007 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Prestige (2006)
Shared with:
2002 Won
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Memento (2000)
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Memento (2000)
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)

PGA Awards

2011 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Inception (2010)
Shared with:
2009 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2003 Won
Sonny Bono Visionary Award

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Won
PFCS Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay - Original
Inception (2010)
2002 Won
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Memento (2000)
Best Newcomer
Memento (2000)
Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)

Rembrandt Awards

2011 Won
Rembrandt Award
Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
Rembrandt Award
Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)
The Dark Knight (2008)

Robert Festival

2013 Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011 Won
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
The Dark Knight (2008)
2003 Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Insomnia (2002)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

1999 Won
Tiger Award
Following (1998)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

2013 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

SFX Awards, UK

2013 Nominated
SFX Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
2011 Won
SFX Award
Best Film
Inception (2010)
Nominated
SFX Award
Best Film Director
Inception (2010)
2008 Won
SFX Award
Best Film Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Film
The Dark Knight (2008)
2007 Won
SFX Award
Best Film Director
The Prestige (2006)
2005 3rd place
SFX Award
Best Director
Batman Begins (2005)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2010 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)

San Francisco International Film Festival

1998 Won
SKYY Prize
Best First Feature
Following (1998)
Shared with:

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2011 Won
Modern Master Award

Satellite Awards

2010 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2008 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
2002 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Director
Memento (2000)
Best Screenplay, Original
Memento (2000)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

2011 Won
Bradbury Award
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
Nebula Award
Best Script
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2008 Nominated
Nebula Award
Best Script
The Prestige (2006)
Shared with:
2007 Nominated
Nebula Award
Best Script
Batman Begins (2005)
Shared with:

Scream Awards

2010 Nominated
Scream Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Scream-Play
Inception (2010)
2008 Won
Scream Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Scream-Play
The Dark Knight (2008)
Shared with:
2006 Won
Scream Award
Best Director
Batman Begins (2005)
Best Scream-Play
Batman Begins (2005)
Shared with:

ShoWest Convention, USA

2008 Won
ShoWest Award
Director of the Year

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2000 Won
Prize of the Catalan Screenwriter's Critic and Writer's Association
Memento (2000)

Slamdance Film Festival

2014 Won
Founder's Award
1999 Won
Black & White Award
Following (1998)
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Following (1998)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2010 2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Screenplay, Original
Inception (2010)
2001 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Memento (2000)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2010 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2008 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)

Sundance Film Festival

2001 Won
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Memento (2000)
Shared with:
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Memento (2000)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
2001 Won
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Memento (2000)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Won
UFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)
Tied with David Fincher for The Social Network (2010).
2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Writing, Screenplay - Original/Adapted
Inception (2010)
2008 2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Director
The Dark Knight (2008)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2011 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Inception (2010)

Visual Effects Society Awards

2011 Won
VES Award
Visionary Award

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Inception (2010)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2011 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Inception (2010)
2009 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Dark Knight (2008)
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