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(I) (2008)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2009

Won
Oscar
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Sean Penn
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin
Best Achievement in Directing
Gus Van Sant
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Elliot Graham
Best Achievement in Costume Design
Danny Glicker
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
Danny Elfman

Golden Globes, USA 2009

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Sean Penn

BAFTA Awards 2009

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen
Best Screenplay - Original
Dustin Lance Black
Best Leading Actor
Sean Penn
Best Make Up & Hair
Steven E. Anderson
Michael White

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Sean Penn
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Josh Brolin
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Josh Brolin
Joseph Cross
James Franco
Victor Garber
Emile Hirsch
Diego Luna
Denis O'Hare
Sean Penn
Alison Pill

AFI Awards, USA 2009

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen

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MILK is here to recruit you - and all audiences who yearn for stories of hope and inspiration. The film is a time capsule that comes to life through Sean Penn's transformative performance, adding another chapter to the volumes this great American artist has written for the ages. His work here holds the center of a spectacular ensemble led by Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch and James Franco. In a year when America went to the polls seeking change, director Gus Van Sant and screenwriter Dustin Lance Black crafted a story that soars above the biopic genre by illuminating the thrill of activism, celebrating the theater in America's political process and extolling Milk's legacy through his simple message - "You gotta give 'em hope."


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina 2009

Nominated
Award of the Argentinean Academy
Best Foreign Film
Gus Van Sant
USA.

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2008

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2008

Won
EDA Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Picture
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Ensemble Cast

American Cinema Editors, USA 2009

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film (Dramatic)
Elliot Graham

Art Directors Guild 2009

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Period Film
Bill Groom (production designer)
Charley Beal (art director)
Susan Alegria (assistant art director)
Chad Owens (set designer)
Halsted Craig Hannah (graphic designer)
Dale Haugo (scenic artist)
Tom Richardson (scenic foreman)
Lauren Abrams (scenic artist)
Richard Blakeley (scenic artist)
Jason Byers (scenic artist)
James Shefik (scenic artist)
Barbara Munch (set decorator)

Austin Film Critics Association 2008

Won
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Nominated
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film

Bodil Awards 2010

Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Gus Van Sant

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2008

Won
BSFC Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Tied with Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008).
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
For Paranoid Park
Best Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
3rd place
BSFC Award
Best Film

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Acting Ensemble
Sean Penn
James Franco
Josh Brolin
Victor Garber
Stephen Spinella
Denis O'Hare
Emile Hirsch
Diego Luna
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Supporting Actor
James Franco
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Writer
Dustin Lance Black
Best Composer
Danny Elfman

Casting Society of America, USA 2009

Won
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Feature - Studio or Independent Drama/Comedy
Francine Maisler
Nina Henninger (location casting)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2009

2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Actor of the Year
James Franco
For Pineapple Express
Nominated
COFCA Award
Best Picture

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Screenplay, Original
Dustin Lance Black
Best Original Score
Danny Elfman

Chlotrudis Awards 2009

Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2010

Nominated
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Gus Van Sant
USA.

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2009

Nominated
CDG Award
Excellence in Period Film
Danny Glicker

César Awards, France 2010

Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Gus Van Sant
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
2nd place
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Nominated
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Gus Van Sant

David di Donatello Awards 2009

Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Gus Van Sant

Directors Guild of America, USA 2009

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Gus Van Sant

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2010

Nominated
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film - English Language
Gus Van Sant

GLAAD Media Awards 2009

Won
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Film - Wide Release

Grammy Awards 2010

Nominated
Grammy
Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Danny Elfman

Hollywood Film Festival 2008

Won
Hollywood Breakthrough Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Dustin Lance Black

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2008

Won
HFCS Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Picture
Best Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Cinematography
Harris Savides

Humanitas Prize 2009

Nominated
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Dustin Lance Black (writer)

Independent Spirit Awards 2009

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Supporting Male
James Franco
Best First Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Male Lead
Sean Penn
Best Cinematography
Harris Savides

International Cinephile Society Awards 2009

Won
ICS Award
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Tied with Christopher Nolan for The Dark Knight (2008).
Best Editing
Elliot Graham
Best Original Score
Danny Elfman
2nd place
ICS Award
Best Picture
Nominated
ICS Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
Best Ensemble

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2009

Nominated
Silver Ribbon
Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)
Gus Van Sant

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2009

Nominated
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Director of the Year
Gus Van Sant
Actor of the Year
Sean Penn

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn

MTV Movie Awards 2009

Nominated
MTV Movie Award
Best Kiss
Sean Penn
James Franco

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2009

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film
Leslie Shatz (supervising sound editor)
Robert Jackson (supervising dialogue/adr editor)

National Board of Review, USA 2008

Won
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2009

Won
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
For Paranoid Park
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Film

New York Film Critics, Online 2008

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Ensemble
Top Films of the Year

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Won
OFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
Tied with Robert D. Siegel for The Wrestler (2008).
Top Ten Films

Online Film & Television Association 2009

Won
OFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Ensemble
Best Casting
Francine Maisler
Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Bruce Cohen
Dan Jinks
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Dustin Lance Black
Best Music, Original Score
Danny Elfman
Best Film Editing
Elliot Graham
Best Cinematography
Harris Savides
Best Production Design
Bill Groom (production design)
Charley Beal (art direction)
Barbara Munch (set decoration)
Best Costume Design
Danny Glicker
Best Cinematic Moment
For the Morricone and Milk assassinations film sequence.

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Screenplay, Original
Dustin Lance Black
Best Editing
Elliot Graham
Best Original Score
Danny Elfman

PEN Center USA West Literary Awards 2009

Won
Literary Award
Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black

PGA Awards 2009

Won
Stanley Kramer Award
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen
Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Dan Jinks
Bruce Cohen

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2008

Won
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role
Sean Penn
Best Acting Ensemble

Robert Festival 2010

Nominated
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Gus Van Sant

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2008

Won
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Tied with Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008).
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black

Satellite Awards 2008

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Sean Penn
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
James Franco
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Screenplay, Original
Dustin Lance Black
Best Original Score
Danny Elfman

Society of Camera Operators 2009

Nominated
Camera Operator of the Year Award
Will Arnot

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Best Screenplay, Original
Dustin Lance Black
2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Gus Van Sant

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2008

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Director
Gus Van Sant
Best Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black
Best Cinematography
Harris Savides

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Performance, Male
Sean Penn
Best Supporting Performance, Male
Josh Brolin

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2008

2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Tied with Richard Jenkins for The Visitor (2007).

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2009

Won
VFCC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Sean Penn
Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Best Director
Gus Van Sant

Village Voice Film Poll 2008

Won
VVFP Award
Best Actor
Sean Penn
3rd place
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actor
Josh Brolin
Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Film

World Soundtrack Awards 2009

Nominated
World Soundtrack Award
Soundtrack Composer of the Year
Danny Elfman
For Taking Woodstock and Notorious

Writers Guild of America, USA 2009

Won
Paul Selvin Honorary Award
Dustin Lance Black
Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Dustin Lance Black

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