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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 2009

Winner
Oscar
Best Motion Picture of the Year
Christian Colson
Best Achievement in Directing
Danny Boyle
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Achievement in Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Achievement in Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
A.R. Rahman (music)
Gulzar (lyrics)
For the song "Jai Ho".
Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
Ian Tapp
Richard Pryke
Resul Pookutty
Nominee
Oscar
Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song
A.R. Rahman
M.I.A.
For the song "O Saya".
Best Achievement in Sound Editing
Tom Sayers
Glenn Freemantle

Golden Globes, USA 2009

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Simon Beaufoy
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
A.R. Rahman

BAFTA Awards 2009

Winner
Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music
A.R. Rahman
Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Christian Colson
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Sound
Glenn Freemantle
Resul Pookutty
Richard Pryke
Tom Sayers
Ian Tapp
Winner
David Lean Award for Direction
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Nominee
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film
Christian Colson
Danny Boyle
Simon Beaufoy
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Leading Actor
Dev Patel
Best Supporting Actress
Freida Pinto
Best Production Design
Mark Digby
Michelle Day

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

Winner
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Rubina Ali
Tanay Chheda
Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail
Anil Kapoor
Irrfan Khan
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar
Madhur Mittal
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
Nominee
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Dev Patel

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards 2009

Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2009

Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Dev Patel
Best International Film

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) 2008

Winner
AAFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Top 10 Films
2nd place

Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2008

Winner
EDA Award
Best Picture
Christian Colson
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Winner
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar

For the scene when young Jamal jumps into the poop. Tied with The Dark Knight (2008) for Joker's ... More

For the scene when young Jamal jumps into the poop. Tied with The Dark Knight (2008) for Joker's first scene.

Cultural Crossover Award
Nominee
EDA Award
Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Nominee
EDA Special Mention Award
Unforgettable Moment
For the eye gouging scene.

Amanda Awards, Norway 2009

Winner
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske kinofilm)
Danny Boyle
Loveleen Tandan

American Cinema Editors, USA 2009

Winner
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film - Dramatic
Chris Dickens

American Society of Cinematographers, USA 2009

Winner
ASC Award
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases
Anthony Dod Mantle

Art Directors Guild 2009

Winner
Excellence in Production Design Award
Contemporary Film
Mark Digby (production designer)
Abhishek Redkar (art director)
Arwel Evans (stand-by art director)
Manoj N. Bhoyar (assistant art director)
Wahid Shaikh (assistant art director)
Brendan Houghton (storyboard artist)
Praveen Kumar Hendway (graphic designer)
Sushil Kumar Giri (graphic designer)
Michelle Day (set decorator)

Austin Film Critics Association 2008

Nominee
Austin Film Critics Award
Best Film

Austin Film Festival 2008

Winner
Audience Award
Out of Competition Feature
Danny Boyle (director)
Simon Beaufoy (writer)

Awards Circuit Community Awards 2008

Winner
ACCA
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman (composer)
Nominee
ACCA
Best Motion Picture
Christian Colson
Runner-Up
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Runner-Up
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Runner-Up

Awards of the Japanese Academy 2010

Nominee
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Film

Black Reel Awards 2008

Winner
Black Reel
Best Actor
Dev Patel
Best Breakthrough Performance
Dev Patel
Best Soundtrack
Nominee
Black Reel
Best Ensemble
Gail Stevens (Casting Director)
Loveleen Tandan (Casting Director)

BMI Film & TV Awards 2009

Winner
BMI Film Music Award
A.R. Rahman

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 2008

Winner
BSFC Award
Best Film
Tied with WALL·E (2008).
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Nominee
BSFC Award
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle

British Independent Film Awards 2008

Winner
British Independent Film Award
Best British Independent Film
Most Promising Newcomer
Dev Patel
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Nominee
British Independent Film Award
Most Promising Newcomer
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Technical Achievement
Anthony Dod Mantle
For cinematography.

British Society of Cinematographers 2009

Nominee
Best Cinematography Award
Anthony Dod Mantle

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Winner
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture
Best Young Actor/Actress (Under 21)
Dev Patel
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Writer
Simon Beaufoy
Best Composer
A.R. Rahman
Nominee
Critics Choice Award
Best Song
Sukhwinder Singh
A.R. Rahman
Gulzar
For the song "Jaiho".

Camerimage 2008

Winner
Golden Frog
Main Competition
Anthony Dod Mantle

Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2009

Winner
COFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Simon Beaufoy
Nominee
COFCA Award
Best Ensemble
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
Anil Kapoor
Irrfan Khan
Rubina Ali
Amit Leonard
Madhur Mittal
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Tanay Chheda
Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Score
A.R. Rahman
Best Picture
2nd place

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Winner
CFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Simon Beaufoy
Most Promising Performer
Dev Patel
Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman

Chicago International Film Festival 2008

Winner
Audience Choice Award
Danny Boyle
Tied with The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008).

Chlotrudis Awards 2009

Nominee
Chlotrudis Award
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2009

Winner
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures
Resul Pookutty (production mixer)
Ian Tapp (re-recording mixer)
Richard Pryke (re-recording mixer)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize 2010

Nominee
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Danny Boyle
UK.

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 2010

Nominee
CEC Award
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2009

Winner
CDG Award
Excellence in Contemporary Film
Suttirat Anne Larlarb

César Awards, France 2010

Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Danny Boyle
UK

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Winner
DFWFCA Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Nominee
DFWFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy

David di Donatello Awards 2009

Winner
David
Best European Film (Miglior Film dell'Unione Europea)
Danny Boyle

Detroit Film Critics Society, US 2008

Winner
DFCS Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Nominee
DFCS Award
Best Newcomer
Dev Patel

Directors Guild of America, USA 2009

Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Danny Boyle
Sanjay Kumar (unit production manager) (plaque)
Raj Acharya (first assistant director) (plaque)
Avani Batra (second assistant director) (plaque)
Sonia Kanwar (second second assistant director) (plaque)

European Film Awards 2009

Winner
Audience Award
Danny Boyle
Winner
Carlo di Palma Award
European Cinematographer
Anthony Dod Mantle
For Antichrist
Nominee
European Film Award
European Actor
Dev Patel
European Director
Danny Boyle
European Screenwriter
Simon Beaufoy
European Film
Danny Boyle
Christian Colson

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2009

Winner
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Technical Achievement
Mark Digby (production designer)
Nominee
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Most Promising Newcomer
Dev Patel (actor)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards 2009

Winner
FCCA Award
Best Foreign Film - English Language
Danny Boyle

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Winner
FFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy

Gaudí Awards 2010

Nominee
Gaudí Award
Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
Danny Boyle (director)
Loveleen Tandan (director)
Simon Beaufoy (writer)
Vikas Swarup (writer)
Warner Bros.
Celador Films
Film4
Pathé Pictures International
UK/USA

German Dubbing Awards 2010

Winner
German Dubbing Award
Outstanding Newcomer Performance
Lukas Schust
For The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
For dubbing Dev Patel as Jamal K. Malik and Asa Butterfield as Bruno.

Gold Derby Awards 2009

Winner
Gold Derby Award
Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Nominee
Gold Derby Award
Supporting Actor
Dev Patel
As Older Jamal
Motion Picture
Christian Colson
Director
Danny Boyle
Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Original Song
A.R. Rahman
"Jai Ho"

Golden Eagle Awards, Russia 2010

Winner
Golden Eagle
Best Foreign Film
Danny Boyle
Volga

Golden Schmoes Awards 2008

Nominee
Golden Schmoes
Best Director of the Year
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay of the Year
Most Overrated Movie of the Year
Biggest Surprise of the Year
Breakthrough Performance of the Year
Dev Patel
Best Music in a Movie

Goya Awards 2010

Winner
Goya
Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)
Danny Boyle

Grammy Awards 2010

Winner
Grammy
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
Gulzar
A.R. Rahman
Tanvi Shah
For the song "Jai Ho".
Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
A.R. Rahman (producer)
H. Sridhar (Mixer)
Pallikonda Adrushta Deepak (Mixer)
Viviane Chaix (engineer)

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2009

Winner
HPA Awards
Outstanding Editing - Feature Film
Chris Dickens

Houston Film Critics Society Awards 2008

Winner
HFCS Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Nominee
HFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Best Original Song
A.R. Rahman
Song: "Jai Ho"

Humanitas Prize 2009

Nominee
Humanitas Prize
Feature Film Category
Simon Beaufoy (writer)

Image Awards 2009

Winner
Image Award
Outstanding Independent Motion Picture
Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Dev Patel

International Cinephile Society Awards 2009

Nominee
ICS Award
Best Editing
Chris Dickens

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) 2009

Winner
INOCA
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Nominee
INOCA
Best Picture
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman

International Online Film Critics' Poll 2010

Nominee
IOFCP Award
Best Film of the Decade - Motion Picture

International Online Film Critics' Poll 2009

Winner
IOFCP Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Film
Top Ten Films
Nominee
IOFCP Award
Best Production Design
Chris Dickens
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Best Director
Danny Boyle

Iowa Film Critics Awards 2009

Winner
IFC Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Danny Boyle

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2009

Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Europeo)
Danny Boyle

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) 2009

Winner
IOMA
Best Editing (Miglior montaggio)
Chris Dickens
Nominee
IOMA
Best Cinematography (Miglior fotografia)
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Soundtrack (Miglior colonna sonora)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Film
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Simon Beaufoy

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2009

Winner
ALFS Award
Screenwriter of the Year
Simon Beaufoy
British Film of the Year
British Director of the Year
Danny Boyle
Nominee
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Danny Boyle
British Actor of the Year
Dev Patel

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2008

Nominee
ALFS Award
Young British Performer of the Year
Dev Patel

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Music
A.R. Rahman
Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2009

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film
Glenn Freemantle (supervising sound editor/designer)
Tom Sayers (supervising sound editor/designer)
Gillian Dodders (supervising dialogue editor/supervising adr editor)
Hugo Adams (supervising foley editor)
Lee Herrick (dialogue editor)
Niv Adiri (sound effects editor)
Ben Barker (sound effects editor)
Peter Burgis (foley artist)
Ricky Butt (foley artist)
Jack Stew (foley artist)
Nominee
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Music in a Feature Film
Niv Adiri (supervising music editor)

MTV Movie + TV Awards 2009

Nominee
MTV Movie Award
Best Movie
Breakthrough Performance Male
Dev Patel
Breakthrough Performance Female
Freida Pinto
Best Kiss
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto
Best WTF Moment
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Jumping in the poop shed.
Best Song from a Movie
A.R. Rahman
For the song "Jai'Ho (You Are My Destiny)".

National Board of Review, USA 2008

Winner
NBR Award
Best Film
Breakthrough Performance by an Actor
Dev Patel
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 2009

Winner
NSFC Award
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Cinematographer
Anthony Dod Mantle
Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Film
Tied with Happy-Go-Lucky (2008).

New York Film Critics, Online 2008

Winner
NYFCO Award
Best Film
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Loveleen Tandan
Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Use of Music
A.R. Rahman
Top Films of the Year

North Texas Film Critics Association, US 2009

Winner
NTFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Picture

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2008

Winner
OFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Top Ten Films

Online Film & Television Association 2009

Winner
OFTA Film Award
Best Breakthrough Performance: Male
Dev Patel
Nominee
OFTA Film Award
Best Picture
Christian Colson
Best Youth Performance
Dev Patel
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Simon Beaufoy
Best Music, Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Best Music, Original Song
A.R. Rahman (music and performed by)
Gulzar (lyrics by)
Sukhwinder Singh (performed by)
Tanvi Shah (performed by)
Mahalakshmi Iyer (performed by)
Vijay Prakash (performed by)
For the song "Jai Ho".
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Sound Mixing
Richard Pryke
Resul Pookutty
Ian Tapp
Best Titles Sequence
Most Cinematic Moment
Final Question.

Online Film Critics Society Awards 2009

Winner
OFCS Award
Best Editing
Chris Dickens
Nominee
OFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Best Breakthrough Performance
Dev Patel

Palm Springs International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Breakthrough Performance Award
Freida Pinto

PGA Awards 2009

Winner
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Christian Colson

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards 2008

Winner
PFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Performance by a Youth - Male
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium
Simon Beaufoy
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Breakout on Camera
Dev Patel

Robert Festival 2010

Winner
Robert
Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)
Danny Boyle

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Audience Award
Danny Boyle
Loveleen Tandan
Winner
MovieZone Award
Danny Boyle
Loveleen Tandan

Russian National Movie Awards 2010

Nominee
Georges Award
Best Foreign Drama Movie

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2008

Winner
SDFCS Award
Best Picture
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Best Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Score
A.R. Rahman

Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2009

Winner
Outstanding Director of the Year Award
Danny Boyle

Satellite Awards 2009

Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Overall DVD

Satellite Awards 2008

Winner
Satellite Award
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Original Score
A.R. Rahman
Nominee
Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Adapted
Simon Beaufoy
Best Film Editing
Chris Dickens
Best Original Song
A.R. Rahman
Gulzar
For the song "Jaiho".

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Nominee
SEFCA Award
Best Picture
2nd place

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US 2008

Winner
SLFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Foreign Language Film
India/UK
Nominee
SLFCA Award
Best Film
Best Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Cinematography
Anthony Dod Mantle
Most Original, Innovative or Creative Film

St. Louis International Film Festival 2008

Winner
Audience Choice Award
Best International Feature
Danny Boyle

Teen Choice Awards 2009

Nominee
Teen Choice Award
Choice Movie: Drama
Choice Movie Actor: Drama
Dev Patel
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Freida Pinto
Choice Movie Fresh Face Female
Freida Pinto
Choice Movie Fresh Face Male
Dev Patel
Choice Movie Liplock
Dev Patel
Freida Pinto

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Nominee
TFCA Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle

Toronto International Film Festival 2008

Winner
People's Choice Award
Danny Boyle

USC Scripter Award 2009

Winner
USC Scripter Award
Simon Beaufoy (screenwriter)
Vikas Swarup (author)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2009

Nominee
VFCC Award
Best Director
Danny Boyle

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards 2008

Winner
WAFCA Award
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy
Best Breakthrough Performance
Dev Patel
Best Director
Danny Boyle
Best Film

World Soundtrack Awards 2009

Winner
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Song Written for a Film
A.R. Rahman (music by/performer)
Gulzar (lyrics by)
Tanvi Shah (lyrics by/performer)
Sukhwinder Singh (performer)
Mahalakshmi Iyer (performer)
Vijay Prakash (performer)
For the song "Jai Ho".
Nominee
World Soundtrack Award
Best Original Soundtrack of the Year
A.R. Rahman
Best Original Song Written for a Film
A.R. Rahman (music by/lyrics by/performer)
M.I.A. (music by/lyrics by/performer)
For the song "O Saya".

Writers Guild of America, USA 2009

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Adapted Screenplay
Simon Beaufoy

Young Artist Awards 2009

Winner
Young Artist Award
Outstanding International Feature Film Ensemble
Ayush Mahesh Khedekar
Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail
Rubina Ali
Tanay Chheda
Ashutosh Lobo Gajiwala
Tanvi Ganesh Lonkar
Farzana Ansari
Chirag Parmar
Siddesh Patil

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