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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2000

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Kevin Spacey
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Alan Ball
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Nominated
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening
Best Film Editing
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury
Best Music, Original Score
Thomas Newman

Golden Globes, USA 2000

Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Sam Mendes
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Alan Ball
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Annette Bening
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Kevin Spacey
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Thomas Newman

BAFTA Awards 2000

Won
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
Thomas Newman
Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Kevin Spacey
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Best Editing
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Alan Ball
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Thora Birch
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Mena Suvari
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Wes Bentley
Best Production Design
Naomi Shohan
Best Sound
Scott Martin Gershin
Scott Millan
Bob Beemer
Richard Van Dyke
Best Make Up/Hair
Tania McComas
Carol A. O'Connell
Nominated
David Lean Award for Direction
Sam Mendes

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Kevin Spacey
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Annette Bening
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Theatrical Motion Picture
Annette Bening
Wes Bentley
Thora Birch
Chris Cooper
Peter Gallagher
Allison Janney
Kevin Spacey
Mena Suvari
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Chris Cooper

Amanda Awards, Norway 2000

Won
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)
Sam Mendes

American Cinema Editors, USA 2000

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury

American Comedy Awards, USA 2000

Won
American Comedy Award
Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
Annette Bening
Nominated
American Comedy Award
Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
Kevin Spacey
Funniest Motion Picture

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2000

Won
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Conrad L. Hall

Art Directors Guild 2000

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Feature Film
Naomi Shohan (production designer)
David Lazan (art director)
Catherine Smith (assistant art director)

Australian Film Institute 2000

Won
Best Foreign Film Award
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks

Awards of the Japanese Academy 2001

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Film

BMI Film & TV Awards 2000

Won
BMI Film Music Award
Thomas Newman

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 2000

Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Favorite Actress - Drama
Annette Bening
Favorite Actor - Drama
Kevin Spacey
Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama
Thora Birch
Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama
Wes Bentley
Favorite Actress - Newcomer (Internet Only)
Mena Suvari
For American Pie

Bodil Awards 2001

Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Sam Mendes (director)

Bogey Awards, Germany 2000

Won
Bogey Award

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1999

2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Tied with Russell Crowe for The Insider (1999) and Matt Damon for The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).

Brit Awards 2001

Nominated
Brit
Best Soundtrack

British Society of Cinematographers 2000

Won
Best Cinematography Award
Conrad L. Hall

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2000

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best Screenplay, Original
Alan Ball

Casting Society of America, USA 2000

Won
Artios
Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama
Debra Zane

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2000

Won
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Most Promising Actor
Wes Bentley
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actress
Annette Bening
Best Screenplay
Alan Ball
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall

Chlotrudis Awards 2000

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actress
Annette Bening
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best Movie
Best Screenplay
Alan Ball
Best Supporting Actor
Wes Bentley

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2000

Nominated
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Feature Film
Scott Millan (re-recording mixer)
Bob Beemer (re-recording mixer)
Richard Van Dyke (production mixer)

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2000

Won
CDG Award
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Julie Weiss

Czech Lions 2001

Won
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Sam Mendes

César Awards, France 2001

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Sam Mendes

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2000

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Director
Sam Mendes

David di Donatello Awards 2000

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Sam Mendes
USA.

Directors Guild of America, USA 2000

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Sam Mendes
Cristen Carr Strubbe (unit production manager) (plaque)
Tony Adler (first assistant director) (plaque)
Carey Dietrich (first assistant director) (plaque)
Rosemary C. Cremona (second assistant director) (plaque)
Stephanie Kime (second second assistant director) (plaque)

Empire Awards, UK 2001

Nominated
Empire Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best British Director
Sam Mendes
Best Debut
Sam Mendes

European Film Awards 1999

Nominated
Screen International Award
Sam Mendes
USA

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2001

Won
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2000

Won
FFCC Award
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Director
Sam Mendes

Golden Screen, Germany 2000

Won
Golden Screen

Grammy Awards 2001

Won
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Media
Thomas Newman (composer)
Dennis S. Sands (engineer)
Bill Bernstein (producer)

Grammy Awards 2000

Nominated
Grammy
Best Soundtrack Album

Guldbagge Awards 2001

Nominated
Guldbagge
Best Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)
USA.

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2000

Nominated
Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award
Best Contemporary Hair Styling - Feature
Cydney Cornell

International Monitor Awards 2000

Won
Monitor
Theatrical Releases - Color Correction
Bryan McMahan

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2000

Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Sam Mendes

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1999

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Director
Sam Mendes

Kinema Junpo Awards 2001

Won
Readers' Choice Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Sam Mendes

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2000

Won
Sierra Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Actress
Annette Bening
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best Screenplay, Original
Alan Ball
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Best Production Design
Naomi Shohan
Best Score
Thomas Newman
Best Film Editing
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2000

Won
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Actor of the Year
Kevin Spacey
Actress of the Year
Annette Bening
Director of the Year
Sam Mendes
Screenwriter of the Year
Alan Ball

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1999

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Sam Mendes
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Best Screenplay
Alan Ball

Lumiere Awards, France 2001

Won
Lumiere Award
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Sam Mendes

MTV Movie Awards 2000

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Movie
Breakthrough Male Performance
Wes Bentley

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2000

Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue & ADR
Scott Martin Gershin (supervising sound/dialogue editor)
Trevor Jolly (supervising adr editor)
Mark Gordon (dialogue editor)
Simon Coke (dialogue editor)
Thomas O'Neil Younkman (assistant adr editor)
Paul Flinchbaugh (assistant dialogue editor)
Lee W. Lebaigue (assistant dialogue editor)
Richard Van Dyke (production mixer)
Scott Millan (re-recording mixer)
Bob Beemer (re-recording mixer)
Rich Weingart (adr mixer)
Dean Drabin (adr mixer)
Brian Basham (adr recordist)
Best Sound Editing - Music (Foreign & Domestic)
Bill Bernstein (music/scoring editor)
Joanie Diener (music editor)
Dennis S. Sands (scoring mixer)
Jordan Corngold (assistant music editor)
Scott Millan (re-recording music mixer)

National Board of Review, USA 1999

Won
NBR Award
Best Film
Breakthrough Performance - Male
Wes Bentley
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2000

Won
NSFC Award
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Screenplay
Alan Ball
Best Director
Sam Mendes

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1999

2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Tied with Being John Malkovich (1999) and The Straight Story (1999).
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best First Film
Sam Mendes

Online Film & Television Association 2000

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
Wes Bentley
Best First Screenplay
Alan Ball
Best Casting
Debra Zane
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best First Feature
Sam Mendes
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Alan Ball
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actress
Annette Bening
Best Supporting Actor
Wes Bentley
Best Youth Performance
Thora Birch
Best Ensemble
Best Music, Original Score
Thomas Newman
Best Film Editing
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury
Best Cinematic Moment
For the "Bag in the Wind" sequence.
Best Official Film Website

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2000

Won
OFCS Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Ensemble Cast Performance
Annette Bening
Wes Bentley
Thora Birch
Chris Cooper
Peter Gallagher
Allison Janney
Kevin Spacey
Mena Suvari
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actress
Annette Bening
Best Supporting Actor
Wes Bentley
Best Supporting Actress
Thora Birch
Best Screenplay, Original
Alan Ball
Best Original Score
Thomas Newman
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Best Film Editing
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury
Best Debut
Sam Mendes (director)

PGA Awards 2000

Won
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks

Publicists Guild of America 2000

Won
Maxwell Weinberg Award
Motion Picture
Selby Barrett

Robert Festival 2001

Won
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Sam Mendes (director)

Russian Guild of Film Critics 2000

Won
Golden Aries
Best Foreign Actor
Kevin Spacey

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 1999

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Actress
Annette Bening
Best Supporting Actress
Thora Birch

Satellite Awards 2000

Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Annette Bening
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Kevin Spacey
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best Screenplay, Original
Alan Ball
Best Cinematography
Conrad L. Hall
Best Film Editing
Tariq Anwar
Christopher Greenbury

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2000

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Kevin Spacey
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Best Screenplay, Original
Alan Ball
3rd place
SEFCA Award
Best Actress
Annette Bening

Teen Choice Awards 2000

Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Film - Choice Drama
Film - Choice Breakout Performance
Wes Bentley
Film - Choice Breakout Performance
Mena Suvari

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 1999

Won
TFCA Award
Best Performance, Male
Kevin Spacey
2nd place
TFCA Award
Best Director
Sam Mendes
Tied with Steven Soderbergh for The Limey (1999).
Best Screenplay
Alan Ball

Toronto International Film Festival 1999

Won
People's Choice Award
Sam Mendes

Writers Guild of America, USA 2000

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Alan Ball

Young Artist Awards 2000

Won
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress
Thora Birch

Young Hollywood Awards 2000

Won
Young Hollywood Award
Breakthrough Performance - Female
Mena Suvari
For American Pie
Best On-screen Chemistry
Wes Bentley
Thora Birch

YoungStar Awards 2000

Won
YoungStar Award
Best Young Actress/Performance in a Motion Picture Drama
Thora Birch

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