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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2006

Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach

Golden Globes, USA 2006

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Jeff Daniels
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Laura Linney

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2006

Won
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Actor
Jeff Daniels

AFI Awards, USA 2006

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE is a funny film about pain - the deep, aching pain of a family dissolved. ... More

THE SQUID AND THE WHALE is a funny film about pain - the deep, aching pain of a family dissolved. It is rare for a film to be comedic and heartbreaking beyond cliches, but the film's standout performances capture the characters with such truth that one cannot help but feel that we've lived with them - and lost them. Made for relatively little money, the movie also reflects the great spectrum of budgets in American film and reminds us that a personal vision, great heart and the commitment of a talented creative ensemble are priceless.


Austin Film Critics Association 2006

Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Laura Linney
Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Most Promising Filmmaker
Noah Baumbach
2nd place
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2005

Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Jeff Daniels
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Laura Linney
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Jesse Eisenberg
Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Best Cast Ensemble
Jeff Daniels
Laura Linney
Owen Kline
Jesse Eisenberg
William Baldwin
Anna Paquin

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Young Actor
Jesse Eisenberg
Best Young Actor
Owen Kline
Best Writer
Noah Baumbach

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
CFCA Award
Most Promising Performer
Owen Kline

Chlotrudis Awards 2006

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Daniels
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Best Supporting Actor
Jesse Eisenberg

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Jesse Eisenberg

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2006

Won
Breakthrough Award
Noah Baumbach
writer/director
Nominated
DFCC
Best Film

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2006

Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Wes Anderson
Peter Newman
Charlie Corwin
Clara Markowicz
Best Director
Noah Baumbach
Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Best Female Lead
Laura Linney
Best Male Lead
Jeff Daniels
Best Supporting Male
Jesse Eisenberg

Gold Derby Awards 2006

Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Lead Actor
Jeff Daniels
As Bernard Berkman
Ensemble Cast
William Baldwin
David Benger
Jeff Daniels
Jesse Eisenberg
Halley Feiffer
Owen Kline
Laura Linney
Anna Paquin

Gotham Awards 2005

Won
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Ensemble Performance
Jeff Daniels
Laura Linney
Jesse Eisenberg
Owen Kline
William Baldwin
Anna Paquin

Las Palmas Film Festival 2006

Won
Best Actress
Laura Linney

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2007

Nominated
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Jeff Daniels
Screenwriter of the Year
Noah Baumbach

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Tied with Dan Futterman for Capote (2005).

National Board of Review, USA 2005

Won
NBR Award
Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2006

Won
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Jeff Daniels

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2005

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach

New York Film Critics, Online 2005

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Top Films of the Year

Online Film & Television Association 2006

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Youth Performance
Owen Kline
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Breakthrough Performance: Male
Jesse Eisenberg
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Noah Baumbach
Best Music, Adapted Song
Roger Waters (music and lyrics by)
Jesse Eisenberg (performed by)
For the song "Hey You".

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2006

Won
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Owen Kline
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach

Robert Festival 2007

Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Noah Baumbach

Satellite Awards 2005

Won
Satellite Award
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Laura Linney
Nominated
Satellite Award
Outstanding Screenplay, Original
Noah Baumbach

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2005

Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Actress
Laura Linney

Sundance Film Festival 2005

Won
Directing Award
Dramatic
Noah Baumbach
Won
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
Noah Baumbach
Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Noah Baumbach

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
Best Performance, Female
Laura Linney

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2006

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Actress
Laura Linney

Village Voice Film Poll 2005

Won
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Noah Baumbach
3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Performance
Jeff Daniels
3rd place.
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Film
7th place.
Best Supporting Performance
Laura Linney
7th place.
Best Supporting Performance
Owen Kline
9th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Noah Baumbach

Writers Guild of America, USA 2006

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Noah Baumbach

Young Artist Awards 2006

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
Owen Kline

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