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Awards

BAFTA Awards

2017 Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Arrival (2016)
2012 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Not in the English Language
Incendies (2010)
Shared with:

AACTA International Awards

2017 Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Direction
Arrival (2016)

Abu Dhabi Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Black Pearl Award
Best Narrative Feature
Enemy (2013)

Adelaide Film Festival

2011 Won
10 Evening News International Award
Best Feature Film
Incendies (2010)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2017 Nominated
EDA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Anchorage International Film Festival

2009 Won
Best Short Film
Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Aspen Shortsfest

2009 Won
Jury Award
Best Drama
Next Floor (2008)
Tied with Netherland Dwarf (2008).

Atlantic Film Festival

2010 Won
Canadian Award
Best Canadian Feature
Incendies (2010)
2008 Won
Canadian Award
Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Austin Film Critics Association

2016 Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Avignon Film Festival

2001 Won
Prix SACD
Maelström (2000)

Berlin International Film Festival

2001 Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Panorama
Maelström (2000)
For its innovative dramatic structure, its playfulness, and its contemporary sensibility.

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Calgary International Film Festival

2008 Won
Best Canadian Short
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Canadian Screen Awards, CA

2014 Won
Canadian Screen Award
Achievement in Direction
Enemy (2013)

Cannes Film Festival

2015 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Sicario (2015)
2008 Won
Canal+ Award
Next Floor (2008)
Nominated
Discovery Award
Next Floor (2008)
1998 Nominated
Un Certain Regard Award
Best Film
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2017 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2016 Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

CinEuphoria Awards

2015 Won
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Enemy (2013)
Nominated
CinEuphoria
Best Director - International Competition
Enemy (2013)
Best Film - International Competition
Enemy (2013)

Cinéfest Sudbury

2010 Won
Audience Award
Incendies (2010)

César Awards, France

2012 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Incendies (2010)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
5th place
2015 Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)
5th place

David di Donatello Awards

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

Denver Film Critics Society

2017 Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2017 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Arrival (2016)

Directors Guild of Canada

2014 Won
DGC Team Award
Feature Film
Enemy (2013)
Shared with:

Drama Short Film Festival

2008 Won
Grand Prix
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Won
DFCC
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Expresion en Corto International Film Festival

2009 Won
SIGNIS Award
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

FICE - Federazione Italiana Cinema d'Essai

2011 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Incendies (2010)

FIKE - Évora International Short Film Festival

2008 Won
Special Competition Award
Next Floor (2008)

Genie Awards

2011 Won
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Incendies (2010)
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Incendies (2010)
2010 Won
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Polytechnique (2009)
2009 Won
Genie
Best Live Action Short Drama
Next Floor (2008)
Shared with:
2001 Won
Genie
Best Achievement in Direction
Maelström (2000)
Best Screenplay
Maelström (2000)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)

2014 Nominated
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
Prisoners (2013)
Shared with:

Gold Derby Awards

2012 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Foreign Language Film
Incendies (2010)
Canada

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2016 Nominated
ICP Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
7th place. Tied with Kelly Reichardt for Certain Women (2016).

Jutra Awards

2015 Nominated
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Enemy (2013)
2012 Won
Jutra
Best International Motion Picture (Film s'étant le plus illustré à l'extérieur du Québec)
Incendies (2010)
2011 Won
Jutra
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Incendies (2010)
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Incendies (2010)
2010 Won
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Polytechnique (2009)
2009 Won
Jutra
Best Short Film (Meilleur Court/Moyen Métrage)
Next Floor (2008)
2001 Won
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Maelström (2000)
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Maelström (2000)
1999 Nominated
Jutra
Best Direction (Meilleure Réalisation)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
Best Screenplay (Meilleur Scénario)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Nominated
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Locarno International Film Festival

1994 Won
Award of the New York Film Academy
REW FFWd (1994)

Mons International Festival of Love Films

2001 Won
Grand Prize
Maelström (2000)
Won
Prix Ciné Femme
Maelström (2000)

Montréal World Film Festival

2000 Won
Best Canadian Film
Maelström (2000)
Nominated
Grand Prix des Amériques
Maelström (2000)

Namur International Festival of French-Speaking Film

2009 Won
Golden Bayard
Best Cinematography (Meilleure Photographie)
Polytechnique (2009)
1998 Won
Golden Bayard
Best Film (Meilleur Film Francophone)
Un 32 août sur terre (1998)
1997 Nominated
Golden Bayard
Best Film (Meilleur Film Francophone)
Cosmos (1996)
Shared with:

Nashville Film Festival

2009 Won
Best Narrative Short
Next Floor (2008)

New York City Short Film Festival

2009 Won
Festival Award
Best Drama Short
Next Floor (2008)
Nominated
Audience Award
Audience Choice Program B
Next Floor (2008)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

2017 Nominated
NTFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
4th place

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2017 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2015 Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2011 Won
Directors to Watch
Incendies (2010)

Paris Film Festival

2001 Nominated
Grand Prix
Maelström (2000)

Phoenix Critics Circle

2016 Nominated
PCC Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Portland International Film Festival

2011 Won
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Incendies (2010)

Rhode Island International Film Festival

2008 Won
Director's Choice Award
Next Floor (2008)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2011 Won
Audience Award
Incendies (2010)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2016 Nominated
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2013 Nominated
Golden Seashell
Best Film
Enemy (2013)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2017 Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2016 Nominated
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Seattle International Film Festival

2009 Won
Short Film Award - Honorable Mention
Next Floor (2008)
Won
Short Film Competition Special Jury Award
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2013 Won
Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver
Official Fantàstic European Selection
Enemy (2013)
2008 Won
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2016 2nd place
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
Tied with Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea (2016) in second place.

St. Louis International Film Festival

2008 Won
Best Short Award
Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Director
Sicario (2015)

Toronto International Film Festival

2013 3rd place
People's Choice Award
Prisoners (2013)
2010 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
Incendies (2010)
For its masterful telling of a complex story which spans cultures, continents, and generations.
2008 Won
Short Cuts Award - Honorable Mention
Best Canadian Film
Next Floor (2008)
2000 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film - Special Jury Citation
Maelström (2000)

Valladolid International Film Festival

2010 Won
Audience Award
Best Film
Incendies (2010)
Won
Miguel Delibes Award
Best Screenplay
Incendies (2010)
2001 Nominated
Golden Spike
Maelström (2000)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2017 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)
2015 Won
VFCC Award
Best Director of a Canadian Film
Enemy (2013)
2011 Won
VFCC Award
Best Director in a Canadian Film
Incendies (2010)
2010 Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director in a Canadian Film
Polytechnique (2009)
2001 Won
VFCC Award
Best Director - Canadian
Maelström (2000)

Vancouver International Film Festival

2010 Won
Best Canadian Feature Film
Incendies (2010)

Venice Film Festival

2016 Nominated
Golden Lion
Best Film
Arrival (2016)

Warsaw International Film Festival

2010 Won
Grand Prix
Incendies (2010)

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Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Arrival (2016)

Whistler Film Festival

2008 Won
Best Short
Best Short Film
Next Floor (2008)

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