Whale Rider Poster

(2002)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2004

Nominee
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Keisha Castle-Hughes

BAFTA Awards 2003

Winner
BAFTA Children's Award
Best Feature Film
Tim Sanders
John Barnett
Frank Hübner
Niki Caro

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2004

Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Keisha Castle-Hughes

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2004

Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Intergenerational Film

Australian Film Institute 2003

Nominee
Best Foreign Film Award
John Barnett
Frank Hübner
Tim Sanders

British Independent Film Awards 2003

Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Best Foreign Independent Film

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Young Actor/Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Family Film - Live Action

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2004

Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Score
Lisa Gerrard

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
CFCA Award
Most Promising Performer
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Most Promising Filmmaker
Niki Caro

Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2003

Winner
Children's Jury Award
Live-Action Feature Film or Video
Niki Caro

Chlotrudis Awards 2004

Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Best Adapted Screenplay
Niki Caro

Cinemanila International Film Festival 2003

Winner
Special Jury Prize
Niki Caro

Environmental Media Awards, USA 2003

Winner
EMA Award
Feature Film

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2003

Nominee
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film - English Language

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2004

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Foreign Film
Niki Caro
New Zealand.

Gold Derby Awards 2004

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Breakthrough Performance
Keisha Castle-Hughes
As Paikea
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Lead Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes
As Paikea

Golden Schmoes Awards 2003

Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Keisha Castle-Hughes

Golden Trailer Awards 2004

Nominee
Golden Trailer
Best Voice Over

Humanitas Prize 2003

Winner
Humanitas Prize
Sundance Film Category
Niki Caro

Image Awards 2004

Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
Keisha Castle-Hughes

International Cinephile Society Awards 2004

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Picture
8th place.

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2004

Winner
INOCA
Best Breakthrough
Keisha Castle-Hughes

Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival 2004

Winner
Special Award
Best Humanitarian Content
Niki Caro

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2004

Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing in Foreign Features
Stephan Colli (supervising sound editor)
Chris Burt (supervising adr editor)
Josef Steinbüchel (sound effects editor)
Mirko Reinhard (sound effects editor)
Markus Wimmer (sound effects editor)
André Zimmerman (sound effects editor)
Sven Neumann (dialogue editor)
Luigi Rensinghoff (dialogue editor)

National Board of Review, USA 2003

Winner
Special Recognition
For excellence in filmmaking.

New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I) 2003

Winner
Film Award
Best Film
Tim Sanders
John Barnett
Best Director
Niki Caro
Best Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Best Supporting Actor
Cliff Curtis
Best Supporting Actress
Vicky Haughton
Best Juvenile Performer
Mana Taumaunu
Best Screenplay
Niki Caro
Best Original Music
Lisa Gerrard
Best Costume Design
Kirsty Cameron
Nominee
Film Award
Best Actor
Rawiri Paratene
Best Supporting Actor
Grant Roa
Best Cinematography
Leon Narbey
Best Editing
David Coulson
Best Design
Grant Major
Best Makeup
Denise Kum

Online Film & Television Association 2004

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Youth Performance
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Best Breakthrough Performance: Female
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Music, Original Score
Lisa Gerrard

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Performance
Keisha Castle-Hughes
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Breakthrough Filmmaker
Niki Caro

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Nominee
PFCS Award
Best Performance by a Youth in a Lead or Supporting Role - Female
Keisha Castle-Hughes

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2003

Winner
Audience Award
Niki Caro

San Francisco International Film Festival 2003

Winner
Audience Award
Best Narrative Feature
Niki Caro
Tied with Kukushka (2002).

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2002

Nominee
Golden Seashell
Niki Caro

Satellite Awards 2004

Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Director
Niki Caro
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Niki Caro
Best Art Direction/Production Design
Grant Major
Grace Mok

Seattle International Film Festival 2003

Winner
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Film
Best Director
Niki Caro

Sundance Film Festival 2003

Winner
Audience Award
World Cinema
Niki Caro

São Paulo International Film Festival 2003

Winner
International Jury Award
Best Feature Film
Niki Caro

Teen Choice Awards 2004

Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice Breakout Movie Star - Female
Keisha Castle-Hughes

Toronto International Film Festival 2002

Winner
People's Choice Award
Niki Caro

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2003

Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Actress
Keisha Castle-Hughes

Young Artist Awards 2004

Winner
Young Artist Award
Best International Feature Film
Best Young Actress in an International Film
Keisha Castle-Hughes

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