The Messenger Poster

(I) (2009)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2010

Nominated
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Woody Harrelson
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Alessandro Camon
Oren Moverman

Golden Globes, USA 2010

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Woody Harrelson

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2010

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Woody Harrelson

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2010

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film

AFI Awards, USA 2010

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Mark Gordon
Zach Miller
Lawrence Inglee

THE MESSENGER is an emotional minefield where a knock at the door informs us all of the cost of war... More

THE MESSENGER is an emotional minefield where a knock at the door informs us all of the cost of war. Writer/director Oren Moverman and co-writer Alessandro Camon paint a series of deeply personal portraits that bring to light the mounting toll of the conflict in Iraq. Woody Harrelson and Ben Foster deliver riveting performances as soldiers on this "sacred mission" - and in their wake, a new trail of tears for the American war movie.


Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2009

Nominated
EDA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

Austin Film Critics Association 2009

Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film
Tied with Moon (2009).

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2009

Nominated
ACCA
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Woody Harrelson

Berlin International Film Festival 2009

Won
Peace Film Award
Oren Moverman
Won
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Screenplay
Alessandro Camon
Oren Moverman
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Oren Moverman

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2010

Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2010

2nd place
COFCA Award
Actor of the Year
Woody Harrelson
For Zombieland

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2009

2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

Deauville Film Festival 2009

Won
Critics Award
Oren Moverman
Won
Grand Special Prize
Oren Moverman

Denver Film Critics Society 2009

Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

Detroit Film Critic Society, US 2009

Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012

Nominated
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Actress
Samantha Morton

Gold Derby Awards 2010

Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
As Capt. Tony Stone

Gotham Awards 2009

Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Award
Breakthrough Actor
Ben Foster

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton

Humanitas Prize 2010

Nominated
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Alessandro Camon (writer)
Oren Moverman (writer)

Independent Spirit Awards 2010

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Male
Woody Harrelson
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Female
Samantha Morton
Best Screenplay
Alessandro Camon
Oren Moverman
Best First Feature
Oren Moverman (director)
Mark Gordon (producer)
Lawrence Inglee (producer)
Zach Miller (producer)

Indiewire Critics' Poll 2009

3rd place
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Oren Moverman
3rd place.
Nominated
ICP Award
Best Supporting Performance
Woody Harrelson
4th place.

National Board of Review, USA 2009

Won
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Top Ten Films
Won
Spotlight Award
Oren Moverman

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2010

2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton
Tied with Anna Kendrick for Up in the Air (2009) in 2nd place.

New York Film Critics, Online 2009

Won
NYFCO Award
Top Films of the Year

Online Film & Television Association 2010

Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Ben Foster
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Best First Feature
Oren Moverman

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2010

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton
Won
Special Award
Woody Harrelson
For Zombieland and 2012
For the body of work in the last year.
2nd place
SDFCS Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Actor
Ben Foster

Satellite Awards 2009

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Woody Harrelson

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2009

2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Nominated
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
8th place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2009

Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton
Best Director
Oren Moverman
Best Actor
Ben Foster
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson

Village Voice Film Poll 2009

Won
VVFP Award
Best First Feature
3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
3rd place.
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton
4th place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Woody Harrelson
Best Supporting Actress
Samantha Morton

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2009

Won
WFCC Award
Best Actor
Ben Foster
Best Female Images in a Movie

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