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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1985

Won
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Haing S. Ngor
Best Cinematography
Chris Menges
Best Film Editing
Jim Clark
Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
David Puttnam
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sam Waterston
Best Director
Roland Joffé
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Bruce Robinson

Golden Globes, USA 1985

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Haing S. Ngor
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Roland Joffé
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Sam Waterston
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Bruce Robinson
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Mike Oldfield

BAFTA Awards 1985

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Haing S. Ngor
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Bruce Robinson
Best Cinematography
Chris Menges
Best Editing
Jim Clark
Best Film
David Puttnam
Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film
Haing S. Ngor
Best Production Design/Art Direction
Roy Walker
Best Sound
Ian Fuller
Clive Winter
Bill Rowe
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Sam Waterston
Best Direction
Roland Joffé
Best Make Up Artist
Tommie Manderson
Best Score
Mike Oldfield
Best Special Visual Effects
Fred Cramer

American Cinema Editors, USA 1985

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film
Jim Clark

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1986

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Language Film

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1985

Won
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Haing S. Ngor
Best Supporting Actor
John Malkovich
For Places in the Heart
Best Cinematography
Chris Menges

British Society of Cinematographers 1984

Won
Best Cinematography Award
Chris Menges

César Awards, France 1986

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Roland Joffé

David di Donatello Awards 1985

Won
David
Best Foreign Producer (Migliore Produttore Straniero)
David Puttnam
Nominated
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Roland Joffé
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Roland Joffé

Directors Guild of America, USA 1985

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Roland Joffé

Guild of German Art House Cinemas 1986

Won
Guild Film Award - Silver
Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)
Roland Joffé

London Critics Circle Film Awards 1986

Won
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Roland Joffé

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1984

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Chris Menges
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
John Malkovich
For Places in the Heart

National Board of Review, USA 1984

Won
NBR Award
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1985

Won
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
John Malkovich
For Places in the Heart
Best Cinematography
Chris Menges
For Comfort and Joy

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1984

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Cinematographer
Chris Menges
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film

Political Film Society, USA 1988

Won
Special Award

Writers Guild of America, USA 1985

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Bruce Robinson

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