Tom McCarthy Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2016 Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Directing
Spotlight (2015)
2010 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Up (2009)
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Golden Globes, USA

2016 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Spotlight (2015)
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BAFTA Awards

2016 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2004 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
The Station Agent (2003)

AACTA International Awards

2016 Winner
AACTA International Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Alliance of Women Film Journalists

2016 Winner
AWFJ EDA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay, Original
Spotlight (2015)
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2012 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)
2008 Nominee
EDA Award
Best Writing, Original Screenplay
The Visitor (2007)

Annie Awards

2010 Nominee
Annie
Writing in a Feature Production
Up (2009)
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Austin Film Critics Association

2015 Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Awards Circuit Community Awards

2015 Winner
ACCA
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
ACCA
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Bodil Awards

2017 Nominee
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Spotlight (2015)

Boston Online Film Critics Association

2015 Winner
BOFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

2015 Winner
BSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Brisbane International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Interfaith Award
The Visitor (2007)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2016 Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
2012 Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)
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Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2016 Winner
COFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Winner
CFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Chicago International Film Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Choice Award
Best Narrative English-Language Feature
Spotlight (2015)

Chlotrudis Awards

2016 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2009 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
The Visitor (2007)
2004 Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Original Screenplay
The Station Agent (2003)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2017 Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Spotlight (2015)
USA.

Cinema for Peace Awards

2016 Nominee
Cinema for Peace Award
Most Valuable Movie of the Year
Spotlight (2015)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
2nd place

David di Donatello Awards

2016 Nominee
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Spotlight (2015)
2009 Nominee
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
The Visitor (2007)

Deauville Film Festival

2008 Winner
Grand Special Prize
The Visitor (2007)

Denver Film Critics Society

2016 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

2015 Winner
DFCS Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Directors Guild of America, USA

2016 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Spotlight (2015)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Nominee
DFCC
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2nd place.

Empire Awards, UK

2016 Nominee
Empire Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Film Independent Spirit Awards

2016 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Winner
Robert Altman Award
Spotlight (2015)
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2012 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Win Win (2011)
2009 Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
The Visitor (2007)
2004 Winner
John Cassavetes Award
The Station Agent (2003)
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Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Screenplay
The Station Agent (2003)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Winner
FFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
FFCC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

2016 Nominee
Dorian Award
Director of the Year (Film or Television)
Spotlight (2015)
Screenplay of the Year
Spotlight (2015)
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Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

2016 Nominee
GAFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Gold Derby Awards

2016 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Director
Spotlight (2015)
2010 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Original Screenplay
Up (2009)
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Original Screenplay of the Decade
Up (2009)
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2006 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Ensemble Cast
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
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Golden Schmoes Awards

2015 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Spotlight (2015)
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2009 Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Screenplay of the Year
Up (2009)
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Gotham Awards

2015 Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Spotlight (2015)
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Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
Audience Award
Spotlight (2015)
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2008 Nominee
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
The Visitor (2007)
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2003 Nominee
Breakthrough Director Award
The Station Agent (2003)

Hollywood Film Awards

2015 Winner
Hollywood Film Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Spotlight (2015)
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Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Winner
HFCS Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
2011 Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Screenplay
Win Win (2011)

Hugo Awards

2010 Nominee
Hugo
Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
Up (2009)
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Humanitas Prize

2011 Winner
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Win Win (2011)
2008 Nominee
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
The Visitor (2007)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

2015 Winner
IFJA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
IFJA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
2011 Winner
IFJA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 Winner
ICP Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
ICP Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
5th place.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2016 Nominee
INOCA
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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5th place.

Iowa Film Critics Awards

2016 Winner
IFC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

2010 Nominee
IOMA
Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)
Up (2009)
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Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

2015 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Kinema Junpo Awards

2016 Nominee
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Spotlight (2015)
(USA)
Nominee
Readers' Choice Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Spotlight (2015)
(USA)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay, Original
Spotlight (2015)
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2004 Winner
Sierra Award
Best Screenplay
The Station Agent (2003)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

2016 Winner
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Spotlight (2015)
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Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Marrakech International Film Festival

2003 Winner
Special Jury Award
The Station Agent (2003)
Nominee
Golden Star
The Station Agent (2003)

Method Fest

2008 Winner
Best Director
The Visitor (2007)

Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival

2004 Winner
Audience Award
The Station Agent (2003)

Middleburg Film Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Award
Narrative Feature
Spotlight (2015)

Mill Valley Film Festival

2015 Winner
Audience Award
U.S. Cinema
Spotlight (2015)

Moscow International Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Golden St. George
The Visitor (2007)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

2016 Winner
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Nevada Film Critics Society

2015 Winner
NFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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New York Film Critics, Online

2015 Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nikkan Sports Film Awards

2016 Winner
Nikkan Sports Film Award
Best Foreign Film
Spotlight (2015)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

2016 Winner
NCFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
NCFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

2016 Winner
OFCC Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Online Film & Television Association

2016 Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
2010 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Up (2009)
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2004 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
The Station Agent (2003)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Winner
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
2012 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)
2004 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Original Screenplay
The Station Agent (2003)

Ourense Independent Film Festival

2003 Winner
Grand Prize
The Station Agent (2003)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Sonny Bono Visionary Award
Spotlight (2015)

"Tom McCarthy's latest feature is the critically acclaimed Spotlight, a remarkable film that ... More

"Tom McCarthy's latest feature is the critically acclaimed Spotlight, a remarkable film that creates cinematic tension between two institutions, as The Boston Globe investigates the Catholic Church," said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. "For his expert storytelling of this subject matter, The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present Tom McCarthy with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award."


Phoenix Critics Circle

2015 Winner
PCC Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
PCC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2004 Nominee
PFCS Award
Breakout Performance - Behind the Camera
The Station Agent (2003)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

2015 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2011 Nominee
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Win Win (2011)
2008 Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Original
The Visitor (2007)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

2015 Nominee
SFFCC Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay, Original
Spotlight (2015)
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San Francisco International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Kanbar Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2003 Winner
Special Prize of the Jury
The Station Agent (2003)
Winner
SIGNIS Award - Special Mention
The Station Agent (2003)
Nominee
Golden Seashell
The Station Agent (2003)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

2016 Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Spotlight (2015)

Satellite Awards

2015 Winner
Satellite Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay, Original
Spotlight (2015)
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2008 Winner
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
The Visitor (2007)
Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Director
The Visitor (2007)
2004 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
The Station Agent (2003)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2006 Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)
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Seattle Film Critics Awards

2016 Nominee
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Spotlight (2015)
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Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2015 Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2011 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)
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Stockholm Film Festival

2003 Winner
Audience Award
The Station Agent (2003)

Sundance Film Festival

2003 Winner
Audience Award
Dramatic
The Station Agent (2003)
Winner
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award
The Station Agent (2003)
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
The Station Agent (2003)

Torino Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Prize of the City of Torino
Best Feature Film
Win Win (2011)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original
Spotlight (2015)
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Toronto International Film Festival

2015 Nominee
People's Choice Award
Spotlight (2015)

Tromsø International Film Festival

2016 Nominee
Aurora Award
Spotlight (2015)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
UFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Vancouver Film Critics Circle

2015 Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Venice Film Festival

2015 Winner
Brian Award
Spotlight (2015)
Winner
Silver Mouse
Spotlight (2015)
Nominee
Queer Lion
Spotlight (2015)

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 Winner
VVFP Award
Best Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Director
Spotlight (2015)
5th place.

Warsaw International Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Grand Prix
The Visitor (2007)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2015 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2011 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)

Writers Guild of America, USA

2016 Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Spotlight (2015)
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2012 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
Win Win (2011)
Shared with:
2009 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
The Visitor (2007)
2004 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Original Screenplay
The Station Agent (2003)

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