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(2006)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2007

Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Ryan Gosling

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Ryan Gosling

AFI Awards, USA 2007

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

HALF NELSON is a small cinematic miracle - a film of such honesty that it challenges the boundaries... More

HALF NELSON is a small cinematic miracle - a film of such honesty that it challenges the boundaries of narrative film and cinéma vérité. Ryan Fleck-s directorial debut is an absorbing tale of demons and dreams, and the film compels us to consider role models in the real world, and who we look up to in the unlikeliest of friendships. Ryan Gosling's inspired performance proves once and again that he is a force among the actors of his generation, and Shareeka Epps' brilliant debut stands tall among the best of the year.


Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2006

Won
EDA Award
Best Screenplay Written by a Woman
Anna Boden
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Performance by an Actress or Actor in Support of a Female Protagonist or Female Perspective
Ryan Gosling
Best Breakthrough Performance for a Young Actress
Shareeka Epps

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2006

Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Ryan Gosling
Best Original Screenplay
Ryan Fleck

Black Reel Awards 2007

Nominated
Black Reel
Best Breakthrough Performance
Shareeka Epps
Best Supporting Actress
Shareeka Epps

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2006

Won
BSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shareeka Epps
Best New Filmmaker
Ryan Fleck
2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2007

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Best Young Actress
Shareeka Epps

Casting Society of America, USA 2007

Won
Artios
Best Independent Feature Film Casting
Eyde Belasco

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Most Promising Performer
Shareeka Epps

Chlotrudis Awards 2007

Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Best Actress
Shareeka Epps
Best Movie

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Won
Russell Smith Award
Ryan Fleck
3rd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling

Deauville Film Festival 2006

Won
Jury Special Prize
Ryan Fleck
Won
Revelations Prize
Ryan Fleck
Nominated
Grand Special Prize
Ryan Fleck

Gold Derby Awards 2007

Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actor
Ryan Gosling
As Dan Dunne

Gotham Awards 2006

Won
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Ryan Fleck
Jamie Patricof
Alex Orlovsky
Lynette Howell Taylor
Anna Boden
Rosanne Korenberg
Breakthrough Director
Ryan Fleck
Breakthrough Actor
Shareeka Epps
Tied with Rinko Kikuchi for Babel (2006).

Independent Spirit Awards 2007

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Female Lead
Shareeka Epps
Best Male Lead
Ryan Gosling
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Jamie Patricof
Alex Orlovsky
Lynette Howell Taylor
Anna Boden
Rosanne Korenberg
Best Director
Ryan Fleck
Best First Screenplay
Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck
Nominated
Producers Award
Alex Orlovsky
Jamie Patricof
For Point&Shoot

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2006

2nd place
ICP Award
Best Lead Performance
Ryan Gosling
2nd place.
Best Supporting Performance
Shareeka Epps
2nd place.
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Film
10th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards 2007

2nd place
ICS Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Runner-Up.

Las Palmas Film Festival 2007

Won
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Won
SIGNIS Award
Ryan Fleck

Locarno International Film Festival 2006

Won
Special Jury Prize
Ryan Fleck (director)
Anna Boden (producer)
Lynette Howell Taylor (producer)
Rosanne Korenberg (producer)
Alex Orlovsky (producer)
Jamie Patricof (producer)
Won
Youth Jury Award - Special Mention
Ryan Fleck
Nominated
Golden Leopard
Ryan Fleck

Nantucket Film Festival 2006

Won
Screenwriting Award
Anna Boden
Ryan Fleck

National Board of Review, USA 2006

Won
NBR Award
Breakthrough Performance - Male
Ryan Gosling
Top Independent Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2007

3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Best Supporting Actress
Shareeka Epps

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2006

Won
NYFCC Award
Best First Film
Ryan Fleck
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shareeka Epps
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2006

Won
OFCC Award
Top Ten Films

Online Film & Television Association 2007

Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Best Youth Performance
Shareeka Epps
Best First Feature
Ryan Fleck

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2007

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Ryan Fleck
Best Breakthrough Performance
Shareeka Epps

Philadelphia Film Festival 2006

Won
Jury Award
Best Director
Ryan Fleck

San Francisco International Film Festival 2006

Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Best Film
Ryan Fleck

Satellite Awards 2006

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Ryan Gosling
Best Motion Picture, Drama

Seattle International Film Festival 2006

Won
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2006

Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling
Best Supporting Actress
Shareeka Epps

Stockholm Film Festival 2006

Won
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling

Sundance Film Festival 2006

Nominated
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
Ryan Fleck

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Performance, Male
Ryan Gosling

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2006

2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Actress
Shareeka Epps

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2007

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Ryan Gosling

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2006

Won
WFCC Award
Female Right's to Male Roles in Movies
Shareeka Epps

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