Fernando Meirelles Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2004 Nominee
Oscar
Best Director
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Golden Globes, USA

2006 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
The Constant Gardener (2005)

BAFTA Awards

2006 Nominee
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
The Constant Gardener (2005)
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Nominee
David Lean Award for Direction
The Constant Gardener (2005)
2003 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film not in the English Language
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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ACIE Awards, Brazil

2012 Winner
Honorary Award

Ajijic International Film Festival

2001 Winner
Jury Award
Best Independent Feature
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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Algarve International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Grand Prize of the City of Portimão
Palace II (2000)
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ALMA Awards

2006 Winner
ALMA Award
Outstanding Director of a Motion Picture
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Aspen Shortsfest

2002 Winner
Jury Award
Best Drama
Palace II (2000)
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Awards Circuit Community Awards

2003 Nominee
ACCA
Best Director
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Runner-Up

Berlin International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Panorama Award of the New York Film Academy
Palace II (2000)
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Bodil Awards

2004 Nominee
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema

2001 Winner
Canal Brasil Acquisition Award
Palace II (2000)
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Winner
ANDI/Unicef Award - Honorable Mention
Palace II (2000)
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British Independent Film Awards

2005 Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Cannes Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Blindness (2008)

Cartagena Film Festival

2003 Winner
Golden India Catalina
Best Film (Mejor Película)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Best Director (Mejor Director)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
2000 Winner
Honorable Mention of the Children's Cinema Competition Jury
Menino Maluquinho 2: A Aventura (1998)
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Mention given by young jury.

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

2004 Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Director
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

2009 Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Director (Melhor Diretor)
Blindness (2008)
2003 Winner
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Director (Melhor Diretor)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
2002 Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Short Film (Melhor Curta-Metragem)
Palace II (2000)
Shared with:
Best Director (Melhor Diretor)
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
Best Screenplay (Melhor Roteiro)
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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Cinemanila International Film Festival

2003 Winner
Grand Jury Prize
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Tied with Blessing Bell (2002).

CinEuphoria Awards

2010 Winner
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - International Competition
Blindness (2008)
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
Blindness (2008)

Cuiabá Film and Video Festival

2001 Winner
Coxiponé Award
Best Film
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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Best Screenplay
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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1999 Winner
Coxiponé Award
Short Film - Best Director
E no meio passa um trem (1998)
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Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2004 Nominee
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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Directors Guild of Great Britain

2004 Nominee
DGGB Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Foreign Language Film
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Drama Short Film Festival

2002 Winner
Special Distinction
International
Palace II (2000)
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European Film Awards

2005 Nominee
Screen International Award
The Constant Gardener (2005)
UK/Germany/Kenya
2002 Nominee
Screen International Award
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Brazil

Evening Standard British Film Awards

2006 Winner
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Film by the Sea International Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Film and Literature Award
Blindness (2008)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

2004 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Cidade de Deus (2002)
- Brazil.

Flickerfest International Short Film Festival

2003 Winner
Best Film
Palace II (2000)
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Gold Derby Awards

2006 Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Goya Awards

2006 Nominee
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
UK.

Gramado Film Festival

1999 Winner
Golden Kikito
Short Film Competiton 35mm - Best Director (Curta Metragem em 35mm - Melhor Diretor)
E no meio passa um trem (1998)
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Short Film Competiton 35mm - Best Film (Curta Metragem em 35mm - Melhor Filme)
E no meio passa um trem (1998)
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Guadalajara International Film Festival

2003 Winner
Audience Award
Ibero-American Competition
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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Hamburg Film Festival

2008 Nominee
Art Cinema Award
Blindness (2008)

Hamptons International Film Festival

2019 Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
The Two Popes (2019)

Havana Film Festival

2002 Winner
Grand Coral - First Prize
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Tied with Suddenly (2002).
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Cidade de Deus (2002)

For approaching the explosive theme of social exclusion, using an ambitious, complex and involving ... More

For approaching the explosive theme of social exclusion, using an ambitious, complex and involving style of narration, without moralising or condoning violence.

Winner
OCIC Award
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Winner
Glauber Rocha Award
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Winner
Cuban Press Association Award
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Winner
Award of the Havana University
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Heartland Film

2019 Winner
Truly Moving Picture Award
The Two Popes (2019)   ( (feature film))

Imagen Foundation Awards

2006 Nominee
Imagen Award
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)

International Documentary Association

2010 Winner
IDA Award
Distinguished Feature Documentary
Waste Land (2010)
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Winner
Pare Lorentz Award
Waste Land (2010)
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International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

2006 Nominee
INOCA
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)
2003 Nominee
INOCA
Best Non-English Language Film
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Brazil

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2004 Nominee
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Lima Latin American Film Festival

2003 Winner
Elcine First Prize
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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London Critics Circle Film Awards

2006 Nominee
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
The Constant Gardener (2005)

London Film Festival

2011 Nominee
Best Film
360 (2011)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2004 Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Foreign Film
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Marrakech International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Best Director
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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Nominee
Golden Star
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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Melbourne International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Grand Prix
Palace II (2000)
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Winner
Outstanding Short Film Promoting Human Values
Palace II (2000)
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Mill Valley Film Festival

2019 Winner
Audience Award
U.S. Cinema
The Two Popes (2019)

New York Film Critics, Online

2005 Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Online Film & Television Association

2006 Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2004 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Paris Brazilian Film Festival

2002 Winner
Audience Award
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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Prêmio Qualidade, Brazil

2009 Nominee
Prêmio Qualidade
Television: Best Writer in a Miniseries (Televisão: Melhor Autor de Minissérie)
Som & Fúria (2009)
Television: Best Director in a Miniseries (Televisão: Melhor Diretor de Minissérie)
Som & Fúria (2009)
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2002 Winner
Prêmio Qualidade
Best Director (Melhor Diretor - Rio de Janeiro)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Best Director (Melhor Diretor - São Paulo)
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival

2012 Winner
Honorary Award

Rotterdam International Film Festival

2001 Nominee
Tiger Award
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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SESC Film Festival, Brazil

2006 Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign Director (Melhor Diretor Estrangeiro)
The Constant Gardener (2005)
2003 Winner
Critics Award
Best Film (Melhor Filme)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Best Director (Melhor Diretor)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Winner
Audience Award
Best Film (Melhor Filme)
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Best Director (Melhor Diretor)
Cidade de Deus (2002)

ShoWest Convention, USA

2003 Winner
ShoWest Award
International Achievement in Filmmaking

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2008 Winner
Audience Award
Best Motion Picture
Blindness (2008)
Nominee
Best Film
Blindness (2008)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

2005 Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Stockholm Film Festival

2002 Winner
Best Short Film
Palace II (2000)
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São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards

2010 Winner
APCA Trophy
Television: Best Miniseries (Televisão: Melhor Minissérie)
Som & Fúria (2009)
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2003 Winner
Grand Prize of the Critics
Television (Televisão)
Cidade dos Homens (2002)
1993 Winner
APCA Trophy
Television: Best Children's or Youth Program (Televisão: Melhor Programa Infanto-Juvenil)
Rá-Tim-Bum (1989)
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1991 Winner
APCA Trophy
Television: Best Children's or Youth Program (Televisão: Melhor Programa Infanto-Juvenil)
Rá-Tim-Bum (1989)
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Tokyo International Film Festival

2002 Nominee
Tokyo Grand Prix
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 Winner
Visions Award - Special Citation
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Toulouse Latin America Film Festival

2002 Winner
Grand Prix
Domésticas: O Filme (2001)
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Uruguay International Film Festival

2003 Winner
Special Jury Award
Cidade de Deus (2002)

Venice Film Festival

2005 Winner
Young Cinema Award
Best International Film
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Nominee
Golden Lion
The Constant Gardener (2005)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

2005 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Director
The Constant Gardener (2005)
2003 Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Director
Cidade de Deus (2002)
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