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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1988

Nominated
Oscar
Best Cinematography
Allen Daviau
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Norman Reynolds
Harry Cordwell
Best Costume Design
Bob Ringwood
Best Sound
Robert Knudson
Don Digirolamo
John Boyd
Tony Dawe
Best Film Editing
Michael Kahn
Best Music, Original Score
John Williams

Golden Globes, USA 1988

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
John Williams

BAFTA Awards 1989

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Cinematography
Allen Daviau
Best Score
John Williams
Best Sound
Charles L. Campbell
Louis L. Edemann
Robert Knudson
Tony Dawe
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Tom Stoppard
Best Costume Design
Bob Ringwood
Best Production Design
Norman Reynolds

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 1988

Won
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Allen Daviau

Christopher Awards 1987

Won
Christopher Award
Best Picture
Robert Shapiro (producer)
Steven Spielberg (producer)
Kathleen Kennedy (producer)
Frank Marshall (producer)

Directors Guild of America, USA 1988

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Steven Spielberg

Grammy Awards 1989

Nominated
Grammy
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
John Williams

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1987

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Steven Spielberg

National Board of Review, USA 1987

Won
NBR Award
Best Film
Best Director
Steven Spielberg
Top Ten Films
Won
Special Citation
Outstanding Juvenile Performance
Christian Bale

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1987

2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Cinematographer
Allen Daviau

Young Artist Awards 1989

Won
Young Artist Award
Best Family Motion Picture - Drama
Best Young Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Christian Bale

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