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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2004

Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Golden Globes, USA 2004

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Hope Davis

AFI Awards, USA 2004

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

AMERICAN SPLENDOR is a celebration of the painful dance between life and art. This wry and original... More

AMERICAN SPLENDOR is a celebration of the painful dance between life and art. This wry and original comedy of depression tells its story through fiction, documentary, animation and archival footage as if it were turning the pages of a comic book. Harvey Pekar and Paul Giamatti, in a brilliantly bruised performance as the fictional Harvey Pekar, capture the theme of the film best when they say, "Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff."


Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2003

Won
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Cannes Film Festival 2003

Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Un Certain Regard
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

For their original approach to fiction and reality, combining two medias, that of cinema and ... More

For their original approach to fiction and reality, combining two medias, that of cinema and graphic novels, in an innovative fashion.


Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2004

Won
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Hope Davis

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
CFCA Award
Most Promising Filmmaker
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Actress
Hope Davis
Best Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Chlotrudis Awards 2004

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Movie
Best Director
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actress
Hope Davis

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
Russell Smith Award
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

Deauville Film Festival 2003

Won
Critics Award
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Nominated
Grand Special Prize
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003

Won
New Director's Award
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Won
Pauline Kael Breakout Award
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Ghent International Film Festival 2003

Nominated
Grand Prix
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Gijón International Film Festival 2003

Nominated
Grand Prix Asturias
Best Feature
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Golden Trailer Awards 2004

Nominated
Golden Trailer
Best Voice Over

Gotham Awards 2003

Won
Open Palm Award
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Independent Spirit Awards 2004

Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Ted Hope
Best Director
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Best Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Best Male Lead
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Male
Judah Friedlander

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2004

Nominated
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Montréal Comedy Festival 'Just for Laughs' 2003

Won
Festival Prize
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

National Board of Review, USA 2003

Won
NBR Award
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
Paul Giamatti
Won
Special Recognition
For excellence in filmmaking.

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2004

Won
NSFC Award
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actress
Hope Davis
For The Secret Lives of Dentists
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2003

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actress
Hope Davis
For The Secret Lives of Dentists
Best First Film
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

New York Film Critics, Online 2003

Won
NYFCO Award
Top Films of the Year

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Won
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Paul Giamatti
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Hope Davis
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman
Best Film Editing
Robert Pulcini
Best Use of Previously Published or Recorded Music

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2003

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Sant Jordi Awards 2006

Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Paul Giamatti
For Cinderella Man and Sideways

Satellite Awards 2004

Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Hope Davis
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Best Director
Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2003

Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Picture
Best Actress
Hope Davis
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini
2nd place
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2003

Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture

Sundance Film Festival 2003

Won
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

São Paulo International Film Festival 2003

Nominated
International Jury Award
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2003

Won
TFCA Award
Best First Feature
Shari Springer Berman
Robert Pulcini

Writers Guild of America, USA 2004

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Robert Pulcini
Shari Springer Berman

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