J.A. Bayona Poster

Awards

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

2009 Nominee
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film, Spanish Language (Mejor Película Iberoamericana)
El orfanato (2007)
Mexico/Spain.

Barcelona Curt Ficcions

1999 Winner
Best Short Film
Mis vacaciones (1999)

Barcelona Film Awards

2007 Winner
Barcelona Film Award
Best New Director (Millor Director Novell)
El orfanato (2007)

Bodil Awards

2009 Nominee
Bodil
Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)
El orfanato (2007)

Butaca Awards

2008 Winner
Butaca
Best Catalan Film (Millor pel·lícula catalana)
El orfanato (2007)

Cannes Film Festival

2007 Nominee
Golden Camera
El orfanato (2007)

Capri, Hollywood

2012 Winner
Capri European Director Award
Lo imposible (2012)

Chicago International Film Festival

2012 Winner
Emerging Visionary Award
For bringing fresh insight, dynamism, and humanity to familiar genres.

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

2013 Nominee
CEC Award
Best Film (Mejor Película)
Lo imposible (2012)
Best Director (Mejor Director)
Lo imposible (2012)
2008 Winner
CEC Award
Best New Artist (Premio Revelación)
El orfanato (2007)
Nominee
CEC Award
Best Director (Mejor Director)
El orfanato (2007)

CinemaCon, USA

2018 Winner
CinemaCon Award
International Filmmaker of the Year

CinEuphoria Awards

2017 Winner
CinEuphoria
Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award
A Monster Calls (2016)
2014 Nominee
CinEuphoria
Best Film - International Competition
Lo imposible (2012)
Shared with:
Best Director - International Competition
Lo imposible (2012)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

2012 Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Director
Lo imposible (2012)

European Film Awards

2017 Nominee
Audience Award
A Monster Calls (2016)
2013 Nominee
Audience Award
Lo imposible (2012)
2008 Nominee
Audience Award
El orfanato (2007)

Fantasporto

2008 Winner
International Fantasy Film Award
Best Director
El orfanato (2007)

Feroz Awards, ES

2017 Nominee
Feroz Award
Best Film: Drama
A Monster Calls (2016)
Best Director
A Monster Calls (2016)

Fotogramas de Plata

2017 Winner
Fotogramas de Plata
Audience Award - Best Spanish Film
A Monster Calls (2016)

Gaudí Awards

2017 Winner
Gaudí Award
Best Director (Millor Director)
A Monster Calls (2016)
Best Non-Catalan Language Film (Millor Pel·lícula en Llengua no Catalana)
A Monster Calls (2016)
Shared with:
2013 Winner
Gaudí Award
Best Director (Millor Director)
Lo imposible (2012)
Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
Lo imposible (2012)
Shared with:
Spain/USA

Goya Awards

2017 Winner
Goya
Best Director (Mejor Director)
A Monster Calls (2016)
2013 Winner
Goya
Best Director (Mejor Director)
Lo imposible (2012)
2008 Winner
Goya
Best New Director (Mejor Director Novel)
El orfanato (2007)

Gérardmer Film Festival

2008 Winner
Grand Prize
El orfanato (2007)
Winner
SCI FI Jury Award
El orfanato (2007)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2016 Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Recording
Shared with:
Concert Suites/Music for Films

José María Forqué Awards

2017 Winner
José María Forqué Award
Values Education (Educación en Valores)
A Monster Calls (2016)
Nominee
José María Forqué Award
Best Picture
A Monster Calls (2016)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

2016 Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Director
A Monster Calls (2016)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

2008 Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
El orfanato (2007)

Premios ACE

2008 Winner
Premio ACE
Cinema - Best First Work
El orfanato (2007)

Robert Festival

2009 Nominee
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
El orfanato (2007)

Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

2007 Nominee
Rondo Statuette
Best Movie
El orfanato (2007)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2016 Winner
SIGNIS Award - Special Mention
A Monster Calls (2016)

Sant Jordi Awards

2013 Winner
Audience Award
Best Spanish Film (Mejor Película Española)
Lo imposible (2012)
2008 Winner
Audience Award
Best Film (Mejor Película Española)
El orfanato (2007)

SXSW Film Festival

2014 Nominee
Audience Award
Episodic
Penny Dreadful (2014)
Shared with:

São Paulo International Film Festival

2007 Nominee
International Jury Award
Best Feature Film
El orfanato (2007)

The Platino Awards for Iberoamerican Cinema

2017 Nominee
Platino Award
Best Director
A Monster Calls (2016)

Toulouse Cinespaña

1999 Winner
Audience Award
Best Short Film
Mis vacaciones (1999)

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