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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2012

Won
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Nominated
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Jim Burke
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney
Best Achievement in Directing
Alexander Payne
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Kevin Tent

Golden Globes, USA 2012

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
George Clooney
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Shailene Woodley
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nat Faxon
Alexander Payne
Jim Rash

BAFTA Awards 2012

Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Jim Burke
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Best Leading Actor
George Clooney

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2012

Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Beau Bridges
George Clooney
Robert Forster
Judy Greer
Matthew Lillard
Shailene Woodley

AFI Awards, USA 2012

Won
AFI Award
Movie of the Year
Jim Burke
Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne

THE DESCENDANTS paints a richly convincing family portrait at once painfully funny and profoundly ... More

THE DESCENDANTS paints a richly convincing family portrait at once painfully funny and profoundly poignant. Alexander Payne's strikingly original film balances the intimacy of family tragedy with the expansive politics of dynastic inheritance in the year's most human comedy. With the weight of paradise on his shoulders, George Clooney delivers an eccentrically elegant turn as the reluctant patriarch who must come to terms with how to let go and when to hold on.


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina 2012

Nominated
Award of the Argentinean Academy
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Alexander Payne
USA.

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2011

Won
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films
7th Place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2011

Won
EDA Award
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Rash
Nat Faxon
Tied with Aaron Sorkin and Steven Zaillian for Moneyball (2011).
Nominated
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated
EDA Award
Best Picture
Jim Burke
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
George Clooney
Nominated
EDA Female Focus Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Shailene Woodley

American Cinema Editors, USA 2012

Won
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Kevin Tent

Art Directors Guild 2012

Nominated
Excellence in Production Design Award
Contemporary Film
Jane Ann Stewart (production designer)
T.K. Kirkpatrick (art director)
Jason Garner (assistant art director)
Nathan Carlson (title art & graphic design)
Matt Callahan (set decorator)

Australian Film Institute 2012

Nominated
AACTA International Award
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Film
Jim Burke
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Bodil Awards 2013

Nominated
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Alexander Payne (director)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2011

2nd place
BSFC Award
Best Use of Music in a Film
Best Actor
George Clooney

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Acting Ensemble
George Clooney
Shailene Woodley
Matthew Lillard
Judy Greer
Beau Bridges
Robert Forster
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Young Actor/Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Best Picture

Casting Society of America, USA 2012

Nominated
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Big Budget Feature - Drama
John Jackson (Casting Director)
John McAlary (casting associate)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2012

Won
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
2nd place
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
George Clooney
Shailene Woodley
Amara Miller
Nick Krause
Beau Bridges
Mary Birdsong
Rob Huebel
Robert Forster
Matthew Lillard
Judy Greer
Nominated
COFCA Award
Actor of the Year
George Clooney
For The Ides of March
Breakthrough Film Artist
Shailene Woodley
For acting
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Rash
Nat Faxon

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Most Promising Performer
Shailene Woodley

Chlotrudis Awards 2012

Won
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Nominated
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2012

Nominated
CDG Award
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Wendy Chuck

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
DFWFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Denver Film Critics Society 2011

Won
DFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Writing, Screenplay - Original/Adapted
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Nominated
DFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Judy Greer
Best Breakout Star
Shailene Woodley

Directors Guild of America, USA 2012

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Alexander Payne

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2011

Won
FFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Film
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) 2011

Nominated
Dorian Award
Film of the Year

Georgia Film Critics Association (GFCA) 2012

Nominated
GFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actor
Robert Forster
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Golden Trailer Awards 2012

Won
Golden Trailer
Most Original TV Spot
Fox Searchlight Pictures
For "Paradise".
Nominated
Golden Trailer
Best Independent
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Acme Trailer Company
Best Drama TV Spot
Fox Searchlight Pictures
For "Matters Most".
Best Independent TV Spot
Fox Searchlight Pictures
For "Paradise".
Best Music
Fox Searchlight Pictures
For "Paradise".

Gotham Awards 2011

Nominated
Best Ensemble Cast
George Clooney
Shailene Woodley
Beau Bridges
Robert Forster
Judy Greer
Matthew Lillard
Nick Krause
Amara Miller
Mary Birdsong
Rob Huebel
Nominated
Best Film
Alexander Payne (director/producer)
Jim Taylor (producer)
Jim Burke (producer)
Nominated
Breakthrough Award
Shailene Woodley

Grammy Awards 2013

Nominated
Grammy
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Dondi Bastone (producer)
Alexander Payne (producer)

Hamptons International Film Festival 2011

Won
Breakthrough Performer
Shailene Woodley

Hawaii International Film Festival 2011

Won
Audience Award
Best Feature
Alexander Payne

Hollywood Film Festival 2011

Won
Hollywood Film Award
Actor of the Year
George Clooney
Won
Spotlight Award
Shailene Woodley

Humanitas Prize 2012

Nominated
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Alexander Payne (writer)
Jim Rash (writer)
Nat Faxon (writer)

Independent Spirit Awards 2012

Won
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Best Supporting Female
Shailene Woodley
Nominated
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Jim Burke
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US 2011

Won
IFJA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
2nd place
IFJA Award
Best Picture

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2012

Won
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Nominated
IFC Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2011

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Film

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2012

Nominated
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Actor of the Year
George Clooney

London Film Festival 2011

Nominated
Best Film
Alexander Payne

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

MTV Movie Awards 2012

Won
MTV Movie Award
Breakthrough Performance
Shailene Woodley

National Board of Review, USA 2011

Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Top Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2012

3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2011

3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Rash
Nat Faxon

New York Film Critics, Online 2011

Won
NYFCO Award
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Top Films of the Year

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2011

Won
NTFCA Award
Best Actor
George Clooney

Online Film & Television Association 2012

Nominated
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Jim Burke
Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2012

Nominated
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

PGA Awards 2012

Nominated
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Jim Burke
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2012

Won
Chairman's Award
George Clooney
For The Ides of March

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2011

Nominated
PFCS Award
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Shailene Woodley
Best Picture
Best Actor in a Leading Role
George Clooney
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay - Adaptation
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Breakout on Camera
Shailene Woodley
Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female
Amara Miller

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2011

Won
SDFCS Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Nominated
SDFCS Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2012

Won
Virtuoso Award
Shailene Woodley

Satellite Awards 2011

Won
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture
George Clooney
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Judy Greer
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Film Editing
Kevin Tent

Society of Camera Operators 2012

Nominated
Camera Operator of the Year Award
Feature Film
P. Scott Sakamoto

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
2nd place
SEFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Ensemble
Beau Bridges
Shailene Woodley
Matthew Lillard
George Clooney
Robert Forster
Judy Greer

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2011

Won
SLFCA Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
2nd place
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Tied with Octavia Spencer for The Help (2011).
Nominated
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2012

Nominated
TFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

USC Scripter Award 2012

Won
USC Scripter Award
Kaui Hart Hemmings (author)
Alexander Payne (screenwriter)
Nat Faxon (screenwriter)
Jim Rash (screenwriter)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
UFCA Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2012

Nominated
VFCC Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash

Village Voice Film Poll 2011

Nominated
VVFP Award
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2011

Won
WAFCA Award
Best Actor
George Clooney
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Nat Faxon
Jim Rash
Nominated
WAFCA Award
Best Film
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Supporting Actress
Shailene Woodley

Writers Guild of America, USA 2012

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne (screenplay)
Nat Faxon (screenplay)
Jim Rash (screenplay)
Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemming

Young Artist Awards 2012

Won
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Actress Ten and Under
Amara Miller

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