Sideways Poster

(2004)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2005

Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Michael London
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Virginia Madsen
Best Achievement in Directing
Alexander Payne

Golden Globes, USA 2005

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Thomas Haden Church
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Virginia Madsen
Best Director - Motion Picture
Alexander Payne
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Rolfe Kent

BAFTA Awards 2005

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005

Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Paul Giamatti
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Virginia Madsen

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2005

Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Movie for Grownups

AFI Awards, USA 2005

Winner
AFI Award
Movie of the Year

SIDEWAYS is vintage comedy that, like a good bottle of wine, will only get better with age. ... More

SIDEWAYS is vintage comedy that, like a good bottle of wine, will only get better with age. Director Alexander Payne is well established as one of the great directors of his generation, and here he impresses again as the rare filmmaker whose reliance is not on special effects or sleight of hand, but on words and warmth. The film's brilliant cast provides the soul to this compassionate film about friendship and all its imperfections. AFI raises a glass of Pinot noir to the creative ensemble for their remarkable achievement with SIDEWAYS.


African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2004

Winner
AAFCA Award
Top 10 Films
5th place

American Cinema Editors, USA 2005

Nominee
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Comedy or Musical
Kevin Tent

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards 2006

Winner
Silver Condor
Best Foreign Film, Not in the Spanish Language (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Alexander Payne
USA.

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2004

Winner
ACCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Cast Ensemble
Paul Giamatti
Thomas Haden Church
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Nominee
ACCA
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Paul Giamatti
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Virginia Madsen
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Sandra Oh
Best Director
Alexander Payne

BMI Film & TV Awards 2005

Winner
BMI Film Music Award
Rolfe Kent

Bodil Awards 2006

Nominee
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Alexander Payne

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2004

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Ensemble Cast
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Acting Ensemble
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Best Writer
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Composer
Rolfe Kent

California on Location Awards 2004

Winner
COLA
Production Company of the Year - Features
Production Company of the Year - Features
Jeremy Alter

Casting Society of America, USA 2005

Winner
Artios
Best Feature Film Casting - Comedy
John Jackson
Ellen Parks

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2005

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Supporting Performance
Thomas Haden Church
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Thomas Haden Church
Sandra Oh
Best Picture
2nd place
Best Screenplay
Jim Taylor
Alexander Payne

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Chlotrudis Awards 2005

Winner
Chlotrudis Award
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Cast
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Czech Lions 2006

Nominee
Czech Lion
Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)
Alexander Payne
USA.

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2005

Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Directors Guild of America, USA 2005

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Alexander Payne

DVD Exclusive Awards 2006

Nominee
DVDX Award
Best Overall DVD, New Movie
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Fantasporto 2005

Winner
Directors' Week Award
Special Prize of the Jury
Alexander Payne (director)
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti (actor)

Film Independent Spirit Awards 2005

Winner
Independent Spirit Award
Best Feature
Michael London
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Male Lead
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Female
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Male
Thomas Haden Church

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Gold Derby Awards 2010

Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay of the Decade
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Gold Derby Awards 2005

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Lead Actor
Paul Giamatti
As Miles
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Motion Picture
Michael London
Director
Alexander Payne
Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
As Jack
Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
As Maya
Ensemble Cast
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh

Golden Schmoes Awards 2004

Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Supporting Actor of the Year
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress of the Year
Virginia Madsen

Gotham Awards 2004

Winner
Gotham Independent Film Award
Best Feature
Alexander Payne
Michael London

International Cinephile Society Awards 2005

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Picture
8th place.

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2005

Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Original Score for a Comedy Film
Rolfe Kent

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2005

Winner
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
INOCA
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Ensemble Cast

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2005

Winner
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Nominee
Sierra Award
Best Picture
3rd place

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2005

Winner
ALFS Award
Film of the Year
Nominee
ALFS Award
Actor of the Year
Paul Giamatti
Director of the Year
Alexander Payne
Screenwriter of the Year
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2010

Nominee
LAFCA Award
Film of the Decade
10th place

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

Marrakech International Film Festival 2004

Winner
Golden Star
Alexander Payne

National Board of Review, USA 2004

Winner
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2005

Winner
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church

New York Film Critics, Online 2004

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Top Films of the Year

Online Film & Television Association 2005

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Breakthrough Performance: Male
Thomas Haden Church
Best Ensemble
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Michael London
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Casting
John Jackson
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2005

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2005

Winner
Director of the Year Award
Alexander Payne

PGA Awards 2005

Nominee
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Michael London

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Thomas Haden Church
Best Ensemble Acting
Thomas Haden Church
Paul Giamatti
Virginia Madsen
Sandra Oh
Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Original Score

Robert Festival 2006

Winner
Robert
Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)
Alexander Payne

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2004

Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

San Francisco Film Critics Circle 2004

Winner
SFFCC Award
Best Picture
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Sant Jordi Awards 2006

Winner
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Paul Giamatti
For Cinderella Man and American Splendor

Satellite Awards 2005

Winner
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Thomas Haden Church
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Winner
Special Achievement Award
Best Ensemble
Nominee
Golden Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Paul Giamatti
Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or Musical
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Seattle Film Critics Awards 2004

Winner
Seattle Film Critics Award
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2004

Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Director - Comedy/Musical
Alexander Payne
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Best Film - Comedy/Musical

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
TFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Performance, Male
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Performance, Female
Virginia Madsen

US Comedy Arts Festival 2005

Winner
Comedy Film Honor
Best Feature
Best Director
Alexander Payne
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

USC Scripter Award 2005

Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Alexander Payne (screenwriter)
Jim Taylor (screenwriter)
Rex Pickett (author)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Nominee
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2005

Winner
VFCC Award
Best Film
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church
Best Director
Alexander Payne

Village Voice Film Poll 2004

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Film
4th place.
Best Performance
Paul Giamatti
2nd place.
Best Supporting Performance
Virginia Madsen
2nd place.
Best Supporting Performance
Thomas Haden Church
3rd place.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2004

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor
Nominee
WAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actress
Virginia Madsen
Best Supporting Actor
Thomas Haden Church

Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2004

Winner
WFCC Award
Best Actor
Paul Giamatti

Writers Guild of America, USA 2005

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Alexander Payne
Jim Taylor

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