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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2016 Nominee
Oscar
Best Animated Feature Film of the Year
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2005 Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
The second nominee was actually Kaufman, Donald, the (fictitious) twin brother of Charlie.
2000 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Golden Globes, USA

2005 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Being John Malkovich (1999)

BAFTA Awards

2005 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

2005 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Writer
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2000 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Writer
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2016 Nominee
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Animated Film
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Annie Awards

2016 Nominee
Annie
Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards

2016 Winner
Honorable Mention
Best Foreign Film
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Austin Fantastic Fest

2015 Winner
Best Director
Fantastic Features
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Austin Film Critics Association

2015 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2008 Winner
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Original Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

2015 Nominee
ACCA
Best Animated Feature Film
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2012 Winner
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay of the Decade
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
Nominee
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay of the Decade
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:
Runner-Up
2004 Winner
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2002 Winner
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Nominee
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2004 Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Winner
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Bram Stoker Awards

2005 Winner
Bram Stoker Award
Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
Tied with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright for Shaun of the Dead (2004).

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Writer
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Writer
Adaptation. (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Cannes Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Nominee
Golden Camera
Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2005 Winner
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Winner
COFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2008 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2003 Winner
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Winner
CFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Chlotrudis Awards

2016 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2003 Winner
Audience Award
Best Original Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2003 Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2016 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Best Director
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2009 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Shared with:
Winner
Robert Altman Award
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Shared with:
Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2000 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2003 Winner
FFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Gold Derby Awards

2016 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Animated Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2010 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay of the Decade
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Creative Person of the Decade
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay of the Decade
Adaptation. (2002)
2005 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Winner
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Golden Schmoes Awards

2004 Winner
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Gotham Awards

2008 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Shared with:

Göteborg Film Festival

2011 Winner
Honorary Dragon Award

Hugo Awards

2005 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2000 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Shared with:

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
8th place.
Nominee
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
3rd place.
2008 Winner
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Nominee
ICP Award
Best First Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
4th place.

International Cinephile Society Awards

2016 Nominee
ICS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2005 Winner
ICS Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2016 Nominee
INOCA
Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2nd place.
2005 Winner
INOCA
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Winner
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2005 Winner
IOMA
Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2016 Winner
President's Award

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2005 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
Best Screenplay
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
2000 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2005 Winner
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2004 Nominee
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Adaptation. (2002)
2001 Winner
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Animation
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2008 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2004 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Award
Animation
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Munich Film Festival

2002 Winner
High Hopes Award
Human Nature (2001)
Shared with:

National Board of Review, USA

2004 Winner
NBR Award
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
NBR Award
Best Screenplay
Human Nature (2001)
Adaptation. (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2016 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
Tied with Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for The Big Short (2015) in 2nd place.
2009 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2005 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2000 Winner
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2004 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

New York Film Critics, Online

2004 Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 Winner
OFCC Award
Best First Film
Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Online Film & Television Association

2016 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Animated Picture
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2009 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best First Feature
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2005 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Best First Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2009 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Synecdoche, New York (2008)
2005 Winner
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Winner
OFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Winner
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Debut
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Creative Impact in Directing Award
Anomalisa (2015)

"It's been 16 years since Variety noted Charlie Kaufman as one of 10 Screenwriters to Watch," said ... More

"It's been 16 years since Variety noted Charlie Kaufman as one of 10 Screenwriters to Watch," said Steven Gaydos, Vice President and Executive Editor at Variety. "His three Oscar nominations, including a win for 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' more than validated our prediction of success, but more importantly, Kaufman has only increased his capacity for startling us with original works like breakthrough, the mind-bending 'Being John Malkovich,' the edgy Philip Seymour Hoffman-starrer 'Synecdoche, New York' and this year's breathtaking reinvention of the animated feature, 'Anomalisa.'


PEN Center USA West Literary Awards

2006 Winner
Literary Award
Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Winner
Literary Award
Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

PGA Awards

2016 Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2004 Winner
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2003 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Robert Festival

2017 Nominee
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
MovieZone Award
Anomalisa (2015)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
2002 Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
FIPRESCI Film of the Year
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards

2000 Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Satellite Awards

2003 Winner
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

2005 Nominee
Nebula Award
Best Script
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2001 Nominee
Nebula Award
Best Script
Being John Malkovich (1999)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

2016 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Animated Feature
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
2004 Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Time-Machine Honorary Award

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Anomalisa (2015)
2004 Winner
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
1999 Winner
TFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Being John Malkovich (1999)
Tied with Paul Thomas Anderson for Magnolia (1999).

Tromsø International Film Festival

2016 Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

"This film's masterful use of animation both acutely represents the protagonist's alienation, and ... More

"This film's masterful use of animation both acutely represents the protagonist's alienation, and forces us to view the everyday with fresh eyes."

Nominee
Aurora Award
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

USC Scripter Award

2003 Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Adaptation. (2002)
Shared with:

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Winner
UFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2002 Nominee
UFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2015 Winner
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)

Venice Film Festival

2015 Winner
Grand Special Jury Prize
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Winner
Future Film Festival Digital Award
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Nominee
Golden Lion
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
Nominee
Green Drop Award
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Anomalisa (2015)
4th place.
2004 Winner
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
VVFP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
2002 Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)

World Soundtrack Awards

2016 Winner
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
Anomalisa (2015)
Shared with:
For the song "None Of Them Are You".

Writers Guild of America, USA

2005 Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Adaptation. (2002)
2000 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Being John Malkovich (1999)

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