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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2014 Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Nebraska (2013)
2012 Won
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
The Descendants (2011)
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Best Achievement in Directing
The Descendants (2011)
2005 Won
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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Nominated
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Sideways (2004)
2000 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Election (1999)
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Golden Globes, USA

2014 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Nebraska (2013)
2012 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
The Descendants (2011)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Won
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Sideways (2004)
Shared with:
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Sideways (2004)
2003 Won
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
About Schmidt (2002)
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Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
About Schmidt (2002)

BAFTA Awards

2012 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
The Descendants (2011)
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Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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AFI Awards, USA

2012 Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
The Descendants (2011)
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THE DESCENDANTS paints a richly convincing family portrait at once painfully funny and profoundly ... More

THE DESCENDANTS paints a richly convincing family portrait at once painfully funny and profoundly poignant. Alexander Payne's strikingly original film balances the intimacy of family tragedy with the expansive politics of dynastic inheritance in the year's most human comedy. With the weight of paradise on his shoulders, George Clooney delivers an eccentrically elegant turn as the reluctant patriarch who must come to terms with how to let go and when to hold on.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina

2012 Nominated
Award of the Argentinean Academy
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
The Descendants (2011)
USA.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2013 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2011 Won
EDA Award
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Tied with Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian for Moneyball (2011).
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Picture
The Descendants (2011)
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Best Director
The Descendants (2011)

Amanda Awards, Norway

2014 Nominated
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)
Nebraska (2013)

American Cinema Editors, USA

2012 Won
Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award

American Comedy Awards, USA

2014 Nominated
American Comedy Award
Best Comedy Director - Film
Nebraska (2013)

American Screenwriters Association, USA

2003 Nominated
Discover Screenwriting Award
About Schmidt (2002)
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Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

2006 Won
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Sideways (2004)
USA.

Australian Film Institute

2012 Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Best Film
The Descendants (2011)
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Bodil Awards

2013 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
The Descendants (2011)
2006 Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Sideways (2004)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2004 Won
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
1999 2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Election (1999)
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Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Writer
Sideways (2004)
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Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
2003 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Writer
About Schmidt (2002)
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Cannes Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Nebraska (2013)
2002 Nominated
Palme d'Or
About Schmidt (2002)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2014 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2012 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Won
COFCA Award
Best Direction
Sideways (2004)
2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2003 2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
About Schmidt (2002)
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Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2003 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Director
About Schmidt (2002)
Best Screenplay
About Schmidt (2002)
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Chicago International Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Audience Choice Award
Nebraska (2013)

Chlotrudis Awards

2012 Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2000 Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Screenplay
Election (1999)
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Czech Lions

2006 Nominated
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Sideways (2004)
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2013 3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2011 Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)

Denver Film Critics Society

2011 Won
DFCS Award
Best Writing, Screenplay - Original/Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2012 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The Descendants (2011)
2005 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Sideways (2004)

Fantasporto

2005 Won
Directors' Week Award
Special Prize of the Jury
Sideways (2004)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2011 Won
FFCC Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
FFCC Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2000 Won
FFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Election (1999)
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Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2012 Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Gotham Awards

2011 Nominated
Best Film
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
Best Film
Sideways (2004)

Grammy Awards

2013 Nominated
Grammy
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
The Descendants (2011)
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Guardian Film Awards, UK

2014 Nominated
Guardian Film Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)

Hamburg Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Art Cinema Award
Nebraska (2013)

Hawaii International Film Festival

2011 Won
Audience Award
Best Feature
The Descendants (2011)
Won
Vision in Film Award

Humanitas Prize

2012 Nominated
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
The Descendants (2011)
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Independent Spirit Awards

2014 Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2012 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
The Descendants (2011)
Shared with:
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
2005 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2000 Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Election (1999)
Best Screenplay
Election (1999)
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Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2011 Won
IFJA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Iowa Film Critics Awards

2012 Won
IFC Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
2005 Won
IFC Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2000 Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Election (1999)
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Location Managers Guild Awards (LMGA)

2014 Won
Honorary Award
Eva Monley Award

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2012 Nominated
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Nominated
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Sideways (2004)
Screenwriter of the Year
Sideways (2004)
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London Film Festival

2011 Nominated
Best Film
The Descendants (2011)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2011 2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2002 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
About Schmidt (2002)
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1999 Won
New Generation Award
Election (1999)
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Marrakech International Film Festival

2004 Won
Golden Star
Sideways (2004)

National Board of Review, USA

2011 Won
NBR Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
NBR Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2005 Won
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
Shared with:
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
2003 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
About Schmidt (2002)
Shared with:
2000 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Election (1999)
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New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2011 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2002 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
About Schmidt (2002)
Shared with:
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
About Schmidt (2002)
1999 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Election (1999)
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New York Film Critics, Online

2011 Won
NYFCO Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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New York Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Grand Marnier Fellowship Award
Best Film
Nebraska (2013)

Online Film & Television Association

2014 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2012 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
The Descendants (2011)
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Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Sideways (2004)
Shared with:
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
2003 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
About Schmidt (2002)
Shared with:
2000 Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Election (1999)
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Online Film Critics Society Awards

2012 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Won
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
2003 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
About Schmidt (2002)
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2000 Won
OFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Election (1999)

PGA Awards

2012 Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
The Descendants (2011)
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Palm Springs International Film Festival

2005 Won
Director of the Year Award
Sideways (2004)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2013 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2011 Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
Best Screenplay - Adaptation
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium
Sideways (2004)
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Razzie Awards

2008 Nominated
Razzie Award
Worst Screenplay
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007)
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Robert Festival

2006 Won
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Sideways (2004)
2004 Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
About Schmidt (2002)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2014 Won
Audience Award
Nebraska (2013)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2011 Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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1999 Won
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Election (1999)
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San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2004 Won
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)

Satellite Awards

2011 Won
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
2005 Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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Seattle Film Critics Awards

2004 Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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Sonoma Valley Film Festival

2003 Won
Imagery Honors

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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2000 Won
SEFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Election (1999)
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St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2013 Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Nebraska (2013)
2011 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
Shared with:
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
2004 Won
SLFCA Award
Best Director - Comedy/Musical
Sideways (2004)
Best Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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Stockholm Film Festival

2013 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Best Film
Nebraska (2013)

Sundance Film Festival

1996 Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Citizen Ruth (1996)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Best North American Independent Film
Nebraska (2013)

Thessaloniki Film Festival

1996 Won
Best Screenplay
Citizen Ruth (1996)
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Tied with Lucas Belvaux for Pour rire! (1996).
Nominated
Golden Alexander
Citizen Ruth (1996)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2012 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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U.S. Comedy Arts Festival

2005 Won
Comedy Film Honor
Best Director
Sideways (2004)

USC Scripter Award

2012 Won
USC Scripter Award
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Sideways (2004)
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2003 Nominated
USC Scripter Award
About Schmidt (2002)
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Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Won
UFCA Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
The Descendants (2011)
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2004 Nominated
UFCA Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)
Best Writing, Screenplay - Original/Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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1999 2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Writing, Screenplay - Original/Adapted
Election (1999)
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Tied with M. Night Shyamalan for The Sixth Sense (1999).

Valladolid International Film Festival

1999 Won
Best New Director
Election (1999)
Tied with Andreas Dresen for Night Shapes (1999).
Nominated
Golden Spike
Election (1999)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2012 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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2005 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director
Sideways (2004)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
The Descendants (2011)
2004 Won
WAFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Sideways (2004)
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Writers Guild of America, USA

2012 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants (2011)
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Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming
2005 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Sideways (2004)
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2003 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
About Schmidt (2002)
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2000 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Election (1999)
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