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Awards

BAFTA Awards

1998 Winner
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Nil by Mouth (1997)
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1986 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Subway (1985)
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France.

20/20 Awards

2011 Nominee
Felix
Best Director
Nikita (1990)

Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival

1983 Winner
Special Jury Award
Le dernier combat (1983)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

1994 Winner
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Léon (1994)

Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF)

1983 Winner
Critic's Prize
Le dernier combat (1983)

Chicago International Film Festival

1983 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Le dernier combat (1983)

Cinema for Peace Awards

2012 Winner
International Human Rights Award
The Lady (2011)

Czech Lions

1996 Winner
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Léon (1994)

César Awards, France

2012 Nominee
César
Best Animated Film (Meilleur film d'animation)
Un monstre à Paris (2011)
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2011 Nominee
César
Best Animated Film (Meilleur film d'animation)
Arthur 3: la guerre des deux mondes (2010)
2000 Nominee
César
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Joan of Arc (1999)
1998 Winner
César
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Le cinquième élément (1997)
Nominee
César
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Le cinquième élément (1997)
1995 Nominee
César
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Léon (1994)
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Léon (1994)
1991 Nominee
César
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Nikita (1990)
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Nikita (1990)
1989 Nominee
César
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Le grand bleu (1988)
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Le grand bleu (1988)
1986 Nominee
César
Best Film (Meilleur film)
Subway (1985)
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Subway (1985)
1984 Nominee
César
Best First Work (Meilleure première oeuvre)
Le dernier combat (1983)

David di Donatello Awards

1991 Nominee
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Nikita (1990)

Durban International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Audience Award
Best Feature
The Lady (2011)

Empire Awards, UK

2017 Winner
Inspiration Award

Fantasporto

2011 Winner
Audience Jury Award
Feature Film
Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec (2010)
1987 Nominee
International Fantasy Film Award
Best Film
Subway (1985)
1984 Winner
International Fantasy Film Award
Best Film
Le dernier combat (1983)
Best Director
Le dernier combat (1983)
Winner
Audience Jury Award - Special Mention
Le dernier combat (1983)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2006 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
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Hugo Awards

1998 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Le cinquième élément (1997)
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Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1998 Nominee
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Le cinquième élément (1997)
1991 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Nikita (1990)

Locarno International Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Variety Piazza Grande Award
Lucy (2014)

Lumiere Awards, France

2000 Winner
Lumiere Award
Best Film (Meilleur Film)
Joan of Arc (1999)
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Joan of Arc (1999)
1998 Winner
Lumiere Award
Best Director (Meilleur réalisateur)
Le cinquième élément (1997)

Montréal World Film Festival

2002 Winner
Grand Prix Special des Amériques
For his exceptional contribution to the cinematographic art.

Mystfest

1990 Nominee
Best Film
Nikita (1990)

National Academy of Cinema, France

1989 Winner
Academy Award
Le grand bleu (1988)

NRJ Ciné Awards

2007 Winner
Honorary Award

Pusan International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Hand Printing

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1983 Winner
Caixa de Catalunya
Best Film
Le dernier combat (1983)
Best Director
Le dernier combat (1983)

Stockholm Film Festival

2009 Winner
Visionary Award

Taormina International Film Festival

1983 Winner
Silver Charybdis
Le dernier combat (1983)
Nominee
Golden Charybdis
Le dernier combat (1983)

The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

1997 Nominee
Stinker Award
Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)
Le cinquième élément (1997)

Western Heritage Awards

2006 Winner
Bronze Wrangler
Theatrical Motion Picture
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
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Yoga Awards

2015 Winner
Yoga Award
Worst Foreign Director
Lucy (2014)

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