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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2004

Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ken Watanabe
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Lilly Kilvert (art director)
Gretchen Rau (set decorator)
Best Costume Design
Ngila Dickson
Best Sound Mixing
Andy Nelson
Anna Behlmer
Jeff Wexler

Golden Globes, USA 2004

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Tom Cruise
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Ken Watanabe
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Hans Zimmer

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Ken Watanabe

AFI Awards, USA 2004

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

THE LAST SAMURAI presents a timeless story of honor in the cinematic tradition of Akira Kurosawa. ... More

THE LAST SAMURAI presents a timeless story of honor in the cinematic tradition of Akira Kurosawa. This beautifully crafted star vehicle serves one of America's modern screen icons, and Tom Cruise not only rises to the challenge, but carries the film into the history books with great dignity. The recreation of 19th Century Japan is a feast for the eyes, and Ed Zwick's masterful direction not only presents spectacular battle scenes, but never loses sight of what the individual warriors stood for.


ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2004

Won
ASCAP Award
Top Box Office Films
Hans Zimmer

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2004

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
Best Actor
Tom Cruise
Best Supporting Actor
Ken Watanabe
Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Sôsuke Ikematsu
Best Director
Edward Zwick

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2003

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2004

Nominated
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
John Toll

Art Directors Guild 2004

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Period or Fantasy Film
Lilly Kilvert (production designer)
Christopher Burian-Mohr (art director)
Jess Gonchor (art director)
Kim Sinclair (art director)
Tristan Paris Bourne (art director)
Martha Johnston (assistant art director)
Elizabeth Flaherty (assistant art director)
Harry E. Otto (assistant art director)
John Berger (assistant art director)

Awards of the Japanese Academy 2005

Won
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Film

Blue Ribbon Awards 2004

Won
Special Award
Ken Watanabe

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Ken Watanabe
Best Composer
Hans Zimmer

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2004

Nominated
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures
Andy Nelson (re-recording mixer)
Anna Behlmer (re-recording mixer)
Jeff Wexler (production mixer)

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2004

Nominated
CDG Award
Excellence in Period/Fantasy Film
Ngila Dickson

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2004

3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Ken Watanabe

Ethnic Multicultural Media Awards, UK 2004

Won
EMMA
Best Film Actor
Tom Cruise

Harry Awards 2004

Won
Harry Award

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards 2004

Won
Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award
Best Period Hair Styling - Feature
Janice Alexander
Terry Baliel
Karen Asano-Myers
Carol Pershing
Kimberley Spiteri
Nominated
Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award
Best Period Makeup - Feature
Lois Burwell
Margaret E. Elliott
Tina Harrelson

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Supporting Actor
Ken Watanabe

MTV Movie Awards 2004

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Male Performance
Tom Cruise

MTV Movie Awards, Mexico 2004

Won
MTV Movie Award
Funniest American in Japan (Gringo/a más Gracioso en Japón)
Tom Cruise

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2004

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features - Sound Effects & Foley
Mark P. Stoeckinger (supervising sound editor)
Craig S. Jaeger (supervising foley editor)
Alan Rankin (sound editor)
Christopher Assells (sound editor)
Bruce Tanis (sound editor)
Dino Dimuro (sound editor)
Ben Wilkins (sound editor)
Michael Kamper (sound designer)
Jon Title (sound designer)
Bob Beher (foley editor)
Frank Smathers (foley editor)
Best Sound Editing in Domestic Features - Dialogue & ADR
Mark P. Stoeckinger (supervising sound editor)
Laura Harris Atkinson (supervising dialogue editor)
Kerry Dean Williams (supervising adr editor)
David A. Cohen (dialogue editor)
Kelly Oxford (adr editor)
Anna MacKenzie (adr editor)
Michelle Pazer (adr editor)

National Board of Review, USA 2003

Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Edward Zwick
Top Ten Films

Nikkan Sports Film Awards 2004

Won
Nikkan Sports Film Award
Best Foreign Film

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Cinematography
John Toll
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer

PGA Awards 2004

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Marshall Herskovitz
Edward Zwick
Tom Cruise
Paula Wagner

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Ken Watanabe
Best Cinematography
John Toll
Best Production Design
Lilly Kilvert
Best Costume Design
Ngila Dickson
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer

Satellite Awards 2004

Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Original Score
Hans Zimmer
Best Cinematography
John Toll
Best Film Editing
Victor Du Bois
Steven Rosenblum
Best Costume Design
Ngila Dickson
Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Tom Cruise
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama
Ken Watanabe
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Visual Effects
Jeffrey A. Okun
Best Sound
Mark P. Stoeckinger
Best Art Direction
Lilly Kilvert
Gretchen Rau

Teen Choice Awards 2004

Nominated
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie Fight/Action Sequence

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2003

Nominated
UFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Tom Cruise
Best Cinematography
John Toll

Visual Effects Society Awards 2004

Won
VES Award
Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture
Jeffrey A. Okun
Thomas Boland
William Mesa
Ray McIntyre Jr.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2003

Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Ken Watanabe

World Stunt Awards 2004

Won
Taurus Award
Best Fire Stunt
Jean-Jacques Desplanque
David Forman
Akira Kamito
Nobuyuki Obikane
Takashi Sakamoto
Kazuki Tsujimoto
Peng Zhang

Soldiers on a field of battle are set on fire by several explosions. The attackers erupt into ... More

Soldiers on a field of battle are set on fire by several explosions. The attackers erupt into multiple fire burns.

Nominated
Taurus Award
Best Specialty Stunt
Danny Baldwin
Alejandro Cobo
Dean Caulfield
Mick Corrigan
Jonathan Costelloe
Pedro García García
Peter Miles
Shawn C. Orr
Hernan Ortiz
Eugenio Alonso Yenes

Stunt men on horses make a last stand and charge their enemy. They are shot down while galloping to... More

Stunt men on horses make a last stand and charge their enemy. They are shot down while galloping to their death. Both horses and stunt men fall onto the field of battle.

Best Stunt Coordination Feature Film
Nick Powell

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