Breaking Away Poster

(1979)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1980

Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Steve Tesich
Nominee
Oscar
Best Picture
Peter Yates
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Barbara Barrie
Best Director
Peter Yates
Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score
Patrick Williams

Golden Globes, USA 1980

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Peter Yates
New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male
Dennis Christopher
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Steve Tesich

BAFTA Awards 1980

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role
Dennis Christopher

Directors Guild of America, USA 1980

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Peter Yates

London Critics Circle Film Awards 1981

Winner
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Steve Tesich

National Board of Review, USA 1979

Winner
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dooley
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1980

Winner
NSFC Award
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Steve Tesich
Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dooley
3rd place
Best Supporting Actress
Barbara Barrie
Tied with Jane Alexander for Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) in 3rd place.
Best Director
Peter Yates
3rd place

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1979

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Steve Tesich
Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress
Barbara Barrie

Writers Guild of America, USA 1980

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Steve Tesich

Young Artist Awards 1980

Winner
Young Artist Award
Best Juvenile Actor in a Motion Picture
Dennis Christopher
Nominee
Young Artist Award
Best Motion Picture Featuring Youth

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