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(2004)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2005

Won
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Michael London
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Virginia Madsen
Best Achievement in Directing
Alexander Payne

Golden Globes, USA 2005

Won
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Thomas Haden Church
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Virginia Madsen
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alexander Payne
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Rolfe Kent

BAFTA Awards 2005

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Paul Giamatti
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Virginia Madsen

AFI Awards, USA 2005

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

SIDEWAYS is vintage comedy that, like a good bottle of wine, will only get better with age. ... More

SIDEWAYS is vintage comedy that, like a good bottle of wine, will only get better with age. Director Alexander Payne is well established as one of the great directors of his generation, and here he impresses again as the rare filmmaker whose reliance is not on special effects or sleight of hand, but on words and warmth. The film's brilliant cast provides the soul to this compassionate film about friendship and all its imperfections. AFI raises a glass of Pinot noir to the creative ensemble for their remarkable achievement with SIDEWAYS.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2004

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films

American Cinema Editors, USA 2005

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical
Kevin Tent

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Won
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Alexander Payne
USA.

BMI Film & TV Awards 2005

Won
BMI Film Music Award
Rolfe Kent

Bodil Awards 2006

Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Alexander Payne

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2004

Won
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Ensemble Cast
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Acting Ensemble
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Best Writer
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Composer
Rolfe Kent

California on Location Awards 2004

Won
COLA
Production Company of the Year - Features

Casting Society of America, USA 2005

Won
Artios
Best Feature Film Casting - Comedy
John Jackson
Ellen Parks

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2005

Won
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Performance
Thomas Haden Church
Best Direction
Alexander Payne
2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Thomas Haden Church
Sandra Oh
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Chlotrudis Awards 2005

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Cast
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Czech Lions 2006

Nominated
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Alexander Payne
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Directors Guild of America, USA 2005

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Alexander Payne

Fantasporto 2005

Won
Directors' Week Award
Special Prize of the Jury
Alexander Payne (director)
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti (actor)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Won
FFCC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Gotham Awards 2004

Won
Best Film
Alexander Payne

Independent Spirit Awards 2005

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Michael London
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Male Lead
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Female
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Male
Thomas Haden Church

International Cinephile Society Awards 2005

Nominated
ICS Award
Best Picture

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2004

Nominated
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Rolfe Kent

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2005

Won
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2005

Won
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Nominated
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Paul Giamatti
Director of the Year
Alexander Payne
Screenwriter of the Year
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

Marrakech International Film Festival 2004

Won
Golden Star
Alexander Payne

National Board of Review, USA 2004

Won
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2005

Won
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church

New York Film Critics, Online 2004

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Top Films of the Year

Online Film & Television Association 2005

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Breakthrough Performance - Male
Thomas Haden Church
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Michael London
Best Picture
Michael London
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Casting
John Jackson
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Won
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen

PGA Awards 2005

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Michael London

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2005

Won
Director of the Year Award
Alexander Payne

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Won
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Best Ensemble Acting
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Original Score

Robert Festival 2006

Won
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Alexander Payne

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2004

Won
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Sant Jordi Awards 2006

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

Satellite Awards 2005

Won
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Thomas Haden Church
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Best Ensemble
Nominated
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2004

Won
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2004

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Director - Comedy/Musical
Alexander Payne
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Film - Comedy/Musical

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
TFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Performance, Male
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Performance, Female
Virginia Madsen

U.S. Comedy Arts Festival 2005

Won
Comedy Film Honor
Best Feature
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

USC Scripter Award 2005

Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Alexander Payne (screenwriter)
Jim Taylor (screenwriter)
Rex Pickett (author)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2004

2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Nominated
UFCA Award
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Writing, Screenplay - Original/Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2005

Won
VFCC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church

Writers Guild of America, USA 2005

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

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