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(1996)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1997

Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Billy Bob Thornton
Nominee
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Billy Bob Thornton

Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997

Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Billy Bob Thornton
Outstanding Performance by a Cast
Billy Bob Thornton
Dwight Yoakam
J.T. Walsh
John Ritter
Lucas Black
Natalie Canerday
Robert Duvall

20/20 Awards 2017

Nominee
Felix
Best Picture
David L. Bushell (Producer)
Larry Meistrich (Executive Producer)
Brandon Rosser (Producer)
Best Actor
Billy Bob Thornton
Best Supporting Actor
John Ritter
Best Adapted Screenplay
Billy Bob Thornton

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 1997

Winner
Saturn Award
Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Lucas Black

Awards Circuit Community Awards 1996

Nominee
Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders)
Honorable Mentions
Billy Bob Thornton

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1996

Nominee
BSFC Award
Best New Filmmaker
Billy Bob Thornton

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1997

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Actor
Billy Bob Thornton

Chicago International Film Festival 1996

Winner
Special Jury Prize
Special Jury Award
Billy Bob Thornton (director)

Chlotrudis Awards 1997

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Movie
Best Actor
Billy Bob Thornton
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actor
Lucas Black
Best Supporting Actor
John Ritter
Best Director
Billy Bob Thornton

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1997

Winner
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Billy Bob Thornton

Film Independent Spirit Awards 1997

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best First Feature
Billy Bob Thornton (director)
David L. Bushell (producer)
Brandon Rosser (producer)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1996

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Actor
Billy Bob Thornton

National Board of Review, USA 1996

Winner
NBR Award
Top Ten Films
Winner
Special Achievement Award
Billy Bob Thornton
For special achievement in filmmaking

Satellite Awards 1997

Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Billy Bob Thornton
Best Screenplay, Original
Billy Bob Thornton
Best Original Score
Daniel Lanois

Writers Guild of America, USA 1997

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published
Billy Bob Thornton

Young Artist Awards 1997

Winner
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actor
Lucas Black

YoungStar Awards 1997

Winner
YoungStar Award
Best Performance by a Young Actor in a Drama Film
Lucas Black

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