Mike Leigh Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2011 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)
2009 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
2005 Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Vera Drake (2004)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Vera Drake (2004)
2000 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1997 Nominee
Oscar
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Secrets & Lies (1996)

BAFTA Awards

2015 Winner
Academy Fellowship
BAFTA Film
2011 Nominee
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Another Year (2010)
Shared with:
2005 Winner
David Lean Award for Direction
Vera Drake (2004)
Nominee
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Vera Drake (2004)
Shared with:
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Vera Drake (2004)
2000 Nominee
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Shared with:
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1997 Winner
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Shared with:
Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Shared with:
Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
Secrets & Lies (1996)
1996 Winner
Michael Balcon Award
1994 Nominee
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Naked (1993)
Shared with:
1993 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Short Film
A Sense of History (1992)
Shared with:
1988 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Short Film
The Short & Curlies (1988)

20/20 Awards

2017 Nominee
Felix
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Best Original Screenplay
Secrets & Lies (1996)
2011 Nominee
Felix
Best Director
Life Is Sweet (1990)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2011 Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Screenwriter
Another Year (2010)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2011 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)
2008 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Amanda Awards, Norway

2011 Winner
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Another Year (2010)

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

1998 Nominee
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
UK.

Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards

2005 Winner
Honorable Mention
Best Foreign Film
Vera Drake (2004)
1997 Winner
Honorable Mention
Best Foreign Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

1996 Nominee
ACCA
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Best Original Screenplay
Secrets & Lies (1996)

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

2014 Winner
Britannia Award
John Schlesinger Britannia Award for Excellence in Directing
Mr. Turner (2014)

Bangkok International Film Festival

2005 Nominee
Golden Kinnaree Award
Best Film
Vera Drake (2004)

Berlin International Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
1984 Winner
Reader Jury of the "Zitty"
Meantime (1983)
Tied with The Gold Diggers (1983).

Bodil Awards

2012 Nominee
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)
Another Year (2010)
2006 Nominee
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)
Vera Drake (2004)
UK.
1992 Winner
Bodil
Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
Life Is Sweet (1990)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2008 Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
1996 Winner
BSFC Award
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)

British Film Institute Awards

2005 Winner
BFI Fellowship

British Independent Film Awards

2014 Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Mr. Turner (2014)
2010 Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Another Year (2010)
2004 Winner
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Vera Drake (2004)
Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Screenplay
Vera Drake (2004)
2000 Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2011 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Another Year (2010)

CableACE Awards

1994 Nominee
CableACE
International Theatrical Special or Series
A Sense of History (1992)
Shared with:

Camerimage

1999 Winner
Special Award
Best Duo: Director - Cinematographer
Shared with:

Cannes Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Mr. Turner (2014)
2010 Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury - Special Mention
Another Year (2010)

Along the rhytm of the seasons, friendship and tenderness bring together ordinary people dealing ... More

Along the rhytm of the seasons, friendship and tenderness bring together ordinary people dealing with the joys and pains of everyday life. Clear directing and great acting combine to express authentic relations. It's up to everyone to be responsible of his own life. Tied with Shi (2010).

Nominee
Palme d'Or
Another Year (2010)
2002 Nominee
Palme d'Or
All or Nothing (2002)
1996 Winner
Palme d'Or
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Winner
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
Secrets & Lies (1996)
1993 Winner
Best Director
Naked (1993)
Nominee
Palme d'Or
Naked (1993)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2000 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1997 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Chicago International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Career Achievement Award
2002 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
All or Nothing (2002)
1993 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Naked (1993)
1984 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Meantime (1983)
1972 Nominee
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Bleak Moments (1971)

Chlotrudis Awards

2012 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Another Year (2010)
Best Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)
2009 Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Tied with Guy Maddin for My Winnipeg (2007).
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
2005 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Vera Drake (2004)
1997 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)

CinEuphoria Awards

2010 Winner
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Cinéfest Sudbury

1993 Winner
Best International Film
Naked (1993)

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival

1993 Winner
Audience Award
International Competition
A Sense of History (1992)
Winner
Special Mention of the Jury
International Competition
A Sense of History (1992)

César Awards, France

1997 Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Secrets & Lies (1996)

David di Donatello Awards

2011 Nominee
David
Best European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)
Another Year (2010)
2005 Nominee
David
Best European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)
Vera Drake (2004)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1997 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Directors Guild of Great Britain

2005 Nominee
DGGB Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in British Film
Vera Drake (2004)

Empire Awards, UK

1996 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

European Film Awards

2002 Nominee
European Film Award
European Director
All or Nothing (2002)
Nominee
Audience Award
Best European Director
All or Nothing (2002)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2011 Nominee
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
Another Year (2010)
2005 Winner
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
Vera Drake (2004)
2001 Winner
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1990 Winner
Peter Sellers Award for Comedy
High Hopes (1988)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2000 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
UK.
1997 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)
UK.
1994 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Naked (1993)
UK.
1992 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Life Is Sweet (1990)
UK.
1990 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
High Hopes (1988)
UK.

Fotogramas de Plata

1997 Winner
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Tied with Breaking the Waves (1996).

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

2011 Winner
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Another Year (2010)
1997 Winner
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)
UK.

Gaudí Awards

2009 Nominee
Gaudí Award
Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
UK

Gold Derby Awards

2011 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)

Gopo Awards, Romania

2012 Nominee
Gopos Award
Best European Film
Another Year (2010)

Gotham Awards

2004 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Goya Awards

1997 Winner
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
UK/France.

Guild of German Art House Cinemas

1997 Winner
Guild Film Award - Silver
Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Hawaii International Film Festival

2014 Nominee
EuroCinema Hawai'i Award
Best Film
Mr. Turner (2014)

Humanitas Prize

1997 Winner
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2010 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Another Year (2010)
4th place. Tied with The Kids Are All Right (2010).
2008 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
2nd place.
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
3rd place. Tied with Burn After Reading (2008), In Bruges (2008) and Rachel Getting Married (2008).

International Cinephile Society Awards

2011 Winner
ICS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)
Nominee
ICS Award
Best Director
Another Year (2010)
2009 Nominee
ICS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2011 Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)
2009 Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2011 Nominee
Silver Ribbon
Best European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)
Another Year (2010)
1997 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1998 Winner
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Winner
Readers' Choice Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Krakow Film Festival

1993 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
A Sense of History (1992)
For the masterly and ironic depiction of the character realization in the narrative structure.

Locarno International Film Festival

1972 Winner
Golden Leopard
Bleak Moments (1971)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2015 Nominee
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Mr. Turner (2014)
2011 Nominee
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Another Year (2010)
2009 Nominee
ALFS Award
British Film of the Year
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
British Director of the Year
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
2005 Winner
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Vera Drake (2004)
British Screenwriter of the Year
Vera Drake (2004)
2003 Nominee
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
All or Nothing (2002)
British Screenwriter of the Year
All or Nothing (2002)
2001 Nominee
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
British Screenwriter of the Year
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
2000 Winner
Dilys Powell Award
1997 Winner
ALFS Award
British Director of the Year
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
1996 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Mar del Plata Film Festival

1997 Nominee
Best Film
International Competition
Career Girls (1997)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2015 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Mr. Turner (2014)
2009 Winner
NSFC Award
Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Best Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
2000 Winner
NSFC Award
Best Director
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1997 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)
1992 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Life Is Sweet (1990)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
1999 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1993 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Naked (1993)

Norwegian International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Most Enjoyable Film (Theatre Owners)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Polish Film Awards

2016 Nominee
Eagle
Best European Film (Najlepszy Film Europejski)
Mr. Turner (2014)

Pula Film Festival

2008 Winner
Golden Arena
International Competition: Best Director
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Robert Festival

2012 Nominee
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
Another Year (2010)
2006 Nominee
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
Vera Drake (2004)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2004 Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Vera Drake (2004)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2014 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Mr. Turner (2014)
Best Screenplay, Original
Mr. Turner (2014)

San Francisco International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Film Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Directing

Sarajevo Film Festival

2000 Winner
Panorama Jury Prize
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
Tied with Yi Yi (2000).

Satellite Awards

2003 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
All or Nothing (2002)
1997 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Director
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2004 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Vera Drake (2004)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

1997 Winner
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Secrets & Lies (1996)
Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Seville European Film Festival

2014 Winner
Best Director
Mr. Turner (2014)
Winner
Asecan Award
Special Mention
Mr. Turner (2014)

Stockholm Film Festival

2014 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

"Every new Mike Leigh feature is an invitation to a glimpse into lives so fully formed and vivid ... More

"Every new Mike Leigh feature is an invitation to a glimpse into lives so fully formed and vivid with a cast of actors who portray not characters, but breathing, living people. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a filmmaker who is comfortable humanizing master artists, abortionists and people who others would shy their gaze from. Mike Leigh is a true cinematic humanist, an exceptional director of actors and a master of improvisational filmmaking."


Sydney Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Sydney Film Prize
Best Film
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)

Taormina International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Taormina Arte Award
1991 Winner
Golden Charybdis
Life Is Sweet (1990)

Telluride Film Festival, US

1996 Winner
Silver Medallion Award

Tokyo International Film Festival

1997 Nominee
Tokyo Grand Prix
Career Girls (1997)

Toronto International Film Festival

1993 Winner
Metro Media Award
Naked (1993)

Valladolid International Film Festival

1997 Winner
Silver Spike
Career Girls (1997)
Tied with Things I Left in Havana (1997).
Winner
Youth Jury Award - Special Mention
Competition
Career Girls (1997)
Nominee
Golden Spike
Career Girls (1997)

Venice Film Festival

2018 Winner
Human Rights Film Network Award - Special Mention
Peterloo (2018)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Best Film
Peterloo (2018)
2004 Winner
Golden Lion
Vera Drake (2004)
1999 Nominee
Golden Lion
Topsy-Turvy (1999)
1988 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Parallel Sections
High Hopes (1988)
Tied with Little Vera (1988).

Village Voice Film Poll

1999 Winner
VVFP Award
Best Director
Topsy-Turvy (1999)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2010 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Another Year (2010)

Writers Guild of America, USA

1997 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Secrets & Lies (1996)

Zurich Film Festival

2015 Winner
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