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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2006

Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
William Hurt
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson

Golden Globes, USA 2006

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Maria Bello

BAFTA Awards 2006

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Josh Olson

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2006

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film
Best Actor
Viggo Mortensen
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt

AFI Awards, USA 2006

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE is a powerful insight into America's obsession with violence and how it ... More

A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE is a powerful insight into America's obsession with violence and how it relates to the roles we play, the disguises we choose and the truth in those choices. With surprises at every turn, the film turns classic movie elements on their head and asks us to look at genre from a new perspective. Sexy and bloody, alluring and revolting, the film's delicate balancing act is artfully captured in each suspense-filled shot by David Cronenberg and his gifted creative ensemble.


Austin Film Critics Association 2006

Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2005

2nd place
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson
Runner-Up
Nominated
ACCA
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bello
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Cinematography
Peter Suschitzky
Best Original Score
Howard Shore

Bodil Awards 2006

Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
David Cronenberg

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello

Cannes Film Festival 2005

Nominated
Palme d'Or
David Cronenberg

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2006

Won
COFCA Award
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Supporting Performance
Maria Bello
2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Picture
2nd place

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Won
CFCA Award
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello
Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Josh Olson

César Awards, France 2006

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
David Cronenberg
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture

David di Donatello Awards 2006

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
David Cronenberg

Directors Guild of Canada 2006

Won
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Direction - Feature Film
David Cronenberg
Outstanding Picture Editing - Feature Film
Ronald Sanders
Outstanding Sound Editing - Feature Film
Alastair Gray
Michael O'Farrell
Won
DGC Team Award
Outstanding Feature Film
Heather Meehan (Unit Production Manager)
Robin Greavette (Assistant Location Manager)
Tad Seaborn (1st Assistant Picture Editor)
Aaron Marshall (1st Assistant Picture Editor)
Sandy Pereira (2nd Assistant Picture Editor)
Wayne Griffin (Supervising Sound Editor)
Michael O'Farrell (Supervising Sound Editor)
Debra Beers (Location Manager)
Rob Bertola (Sound Editor)
Clive Turner (SFX Editor)
Alastair Gray (Dialogue Editor)
Gren-Erich Zwicker (1st Assistant Sound Editor)
Matthew Hussey (1st Assistant Sound Editor)
Ronald Sanders (Editor)
Carol Spier (Production Designer)
Justis Greene (Production Manager)
Walter Gasparovic (1st Assistant Director)
Bob Warwick (2nd Assistant Director)
James McAteer (Art Director)
Gordon White (Set Designer)
Gordon Lebredt (Set Designer)
Jae Pak (1st Assistant Art Director)
J. Ryan Halpenny (2nd Assistant Art Director)
Itsuko Kurono (Art Department Apprentice)
Julie Paquin (1st Assistant Accountant)
Andre Paquin (2nd Assistant Accountant)
Alex Kontsalakis (Payroll Accountant)
Steve Sheridan (Assistant Accountant Trainee)
Tyler Delben (3rd Assistant Director)
David Cronenberg (Director)
Warner Strauss (Assistant Location Manager)
Fernando DaSilva (Assistant Location Manager)
Darren J. Biro (Location Production Assistant)
Elizabeth Parker (Trainee Assistant Director)
Aric Dupere (Trainee Assistant Director)
Jennifer Stock (Trainee Assistant Director)
Kyle O'Connor (Location Production Assistant)
Nominated
DGC Craft Award
Outstanding Production Design - Feature Film
Carol Spier

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2006

Nominated
Edgar
Best Motion Picture Screenplay
Josh Olson (screenplay)
John Wagner (graphic novel)
Vince Locke (graphic novel)

Empire Awards, UK 2006

Nominated
Empire Award
Best Thriller
Best Actor
Viggo Mortensen

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics 2006

Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
David Cronenberg

Gold Derby Awards 2006

Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
Chris Bender
David Cronenberg
J.C. Spink
Director
David Cronenberg
Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson
Supporting Actress
Maria Bello
As Edie Stall

Golden Schmoes Awards 2005

Won
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Maria Bello

Gotham Awards 2005

Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
David Cronenberg
Chris Bender
J.C. Spink

International Cinephile Society Awards 2006

Won
ICS Award
Best Director
David Cronenberg
2nd place
ICS Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
Runner-Up.
Best Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson
Runner-Up. Tied with Dan Futterman for Capote (2005).
3rd place
ICS Award
Best Picture
3rd place.

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2005

Won
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Horror/Thriller Film
Howard Shore

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2006

Nominated
INOCA
Best Picture
Best Actor
Viggo Mortensen
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2006

Nominated
IOMA
Best Director (Miglior regia)
David Cronenberg
Best Supporting Actress (Miglior attrice non protagonista)
Maria Bello

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2005

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Nominated
Sierra Award
Best Picture
5th place

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2006

Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Actor of the Year
Viggo Mortensen
Actress of the Year
Maria Bello
Director of the Year
David Cronenberg

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
David Cronenberg

National Board of Review, USA 2005

Won
NBR Award
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2006

Won
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Ed Harris
Best Director
David Cronenberg
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2005

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
David Cronenberg
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Viggo Mortensen

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2006

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt

Online Film & Television Association 2006

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Chris Bender
David Cronenberg
J.C. Spink
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
Best Casting
Mark Bennett
Deirdre Bowen
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Josh Olson
Best Film Editing
Ronald Sanders
Best Cinematic Moment
Stair Scene.
Best Official Film Website

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2006

Won
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bello
Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
Best Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson
Best Editing
Ronald Sanders

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Editing
Ronald Sanders

Sant Jordi Awards 2006

Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
David Cronenberg

Satellite Awards 2006

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Overall DVD

Satellite Awards 2005

Nominated
Satellite Award
Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Viggo Mortensen
Outstanding Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Maria Bello
Outstanding Motion Picture, Drama

Scream Awards 2006

Nominated
Scream Award
Most Heroic Performance
Viggo Mortensen
Best Director
David Cronenberg

SESC Film Festival, Brazil 2006

Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
David Cronenberg

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
5th place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2005

Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
David Cronenberg

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
TFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
David Cronenberg
Best Canadian Film

USC Scripter Award 2006

Nominated
USC Scripter Award
Josh Olson (screenwriter)
John Wagner (author)
Vince Locke (author)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Won
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
William Hurt
2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Actress
Maria Bello

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2006

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Director
David Cronenberg

Village Voice Film Poll 2005

Won
VVFP Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Performance
Maria Bello
Best Director
David Cronenberg
3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Josh Olson
3rd place.
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Performance
Viggo Mortensen
7th place.
Best Supporting Performance
William Hurt
5th place.
Best Supporting Performance
Ed Harris
8th place.

Writers Guild of America, USA 2006

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Josh Olson

Young Artist Awards 2006

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Age Ten or Younger
Heidi Hayes

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