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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2008

Won
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Tilda Swinton
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Sydney Pollack
Jennifer Fox
Kerry Orent
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Wilkinson
Best Achievement in Directing
Tony Gilroy
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Tony Gilroy
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
James Newton Howard

Golden Globes, USA 2008

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tom Wilkinson
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tilda Swinton

BAFTA Awards 2008

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Tony Gilroy
Best Leading Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Best Editing
John Gilroy

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2008

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Wilkinson
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Tilda Swinton

AFI Awards, USA 2008

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Sydney Pollack
Steve Samuels
Jennifer Fox
Kerry Orent

MICHAEL CLAYTON is pulse-quickening entertainment for both the heart and mind. Driven by a ... More

MICHAEL CLAYTON is pulse-quickening entertainment for both the heart and mind. Driven by a screenplay that ranks among the finest in American film, Tony Gilroy's film astounds at every turn - each word, each scene resonating beyond their literal meanings. George Clooney shines as one of the great actors of his generation, adding a dimension to his movie star persona that harkens back to the classic roles of Humphrey Bogart - still and silent, dark and deep. Extraordinary supporting roles by Tom Wilkinson and Tilda Swinton add humor and horror to the riddles posed throughout the plot, and when the answers begin to arrive, no one is safe at the film's surprising and spectacularly satisfying end.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2007

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2007

Won
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Tony Gilroy
Best Ensemble Cast

American Cinema Editors, USA 2008

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
John Gilroy

Art Directors Guild 2008

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Contemporary Film
Kevin Thompson (production designer)
Clay Brown (art director)

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2007

Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Wilkinson
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Tilda Swinton
Best Original Screenplay
Tony Gilroy

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2007

2nd place
BSFC Award
Best New Filmmaker
Tony Gilroy

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Best Writer
Tony Gilroy

Casting Society of America, USA 2008

Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Studio Feature - Drama
Ellen Chenoweth

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Best Director
Tony Gilroy
Best Screenplay, Original
Tony Gilroy
Most Promising Filmmaker
Tony Gilroy

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson

Detroit Film Critic Society, US 2007

Won
DFCS Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson

Directors Guild of America, USA 2008

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Tony Gilroy

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2008

Won
Edgar
Best Motion Picture Screen Play
Tony Gilroy

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2008

Nominated
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Actress
Tilda Swinton

Golden Trailer Awards 2008

Nominated
Golden Trailer
Best Drama TV Spot
For "Secrets".

Irish Film and Television Awards 2008

Nominated
IFTA Award
Best International Actor
George Clooney

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2007

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2008

Won
ALFS Award
British Supporting Actor of the Year
Tom Wilkinson
Nominated
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
George Clooney
British Actor of the Year
Tom Wilkinson
British Supporting Actress of the Year
Tilda Swinton

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2008

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR for Feature Film
Paul P. Soucek (supervising sound editor)
Dan Korintus (dialogue editor)
Kenton Jakub (adr editor)

National Board of Review, USA 2007

Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2008

3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton

New York Film Critics, Online 2007

Won
NYFCO Award
Top Films of the Year

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2007

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2007

Won
OFCC Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Nominated
OFCC Award
Best Film

Online Film & Television Association 2008

Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Best First Feature
Tony Gilroy
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Tony Gilroy

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2008

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Best Screenplay, Original
Tony Gilroy
Breakthrough Filmmaker
Tony Gilroy

PGA Awards 2008

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Jennifer Fox
Kerry Orent
Sydney Pollack

Prism Awards 2008

Won
Prism Award
Bipolar Disorder Depiction
Nominated
Prism Award
Performance in a Feature Film
Tom Wilkinson

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2007

2nd place
SDFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2007

Won
SFFCC Award
Best Actor
George Clooney

Satellite Awards 2008

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Overall DVD

Satellite Awards 2007

Won
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Drama
Tom Wilkinson
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Drama
Tilda Swinton
Best Screenplay, Original
Tony Gilroy

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2007

2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Actor
George Clooney

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2007

Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Best Screenplay
Tony Gilroy

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Performance, Male
George Clooney
Best Supporting Performance, Female
Tilda Swinton
Best First Feature
Tony Gilroy
Best Screenplay
Tony Gilroy

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Won
UFCA Award
Top Ten Films

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2008

Won
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson

Venice Film Festival 2007

Nominated
Golden Lion
Tony Gilroy

Village Voice Film Poll 2007

3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Tilda Swinton
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Tom Wilkinson

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Actor
George Clooney

World Soundtrack Awards 2008

Won
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
James Newton Howard
For Charlie Wilson's War and I Am Legend

Writers Guild of America, USA 2008

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Tony Gilroy

Young Artist Awards 2008

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actor Age Ten or Younger
Austin Williams

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