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Awards

Academy Awards Win

  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana)>
  • Best Score (Gustavo Santaolalla)
Directors Guild of America Award

Winner for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film (Ang Lee)

Writers Guild of America Award

Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)

Winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Picture

Producers Guild of America

Winner of the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer of the Year Award – Theatrical Motion Pictures (Diana Ossana and James Schamus)

Golden Globe Awards

  • Best Picture [Drama]
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
  • Best Original Song ("A Love That Will Never Grow Old," written by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin and performed by Emmylou Harris)
BAFTA Awards

  • Best Film
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
Independent Spirit Awards

  • Best Feature
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
  • Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto)

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
  • Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto)
Las Vegas Film Critics Society

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)
  • Best Score (Gustavo Santaolalla)
Phoenix Film Critics Society

  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
Central Ohio Film Critics

  • Best Lead Performance (Heath Ledger)
  • Best Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
  • Actor of the Year (Heath Ledger [given in tandem with three of his other films])

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)
Southeastern Film Critics Association

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
Critics' Choice Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams) [in a tie]

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)

  • Best Film
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
National Board of Review

  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
Online Film Critics Society

  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
  • Best Score (Gustavo Santaolalla)

  • Best Film
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)

  • Best Film
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams)
London Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Film of the Year
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Actor of the Year (Heath Ledger)
  • Best Screenwriter (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Original Score (Gustavo Santaolalla)
  • Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto)
  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Actor (Heath Ledger)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Jake Gyllenhaal)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams)
  • Best Screenplay (Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)
Motion Picture Club

  • Director of the Year Award to Ang Lee
  • [Female] Star of Tomorrow Award to Michelle Williams
Human Rights Campaign Equality Award

Honorees, (Ang Lee; Jake Gyllenhaal)

San Diego Film Critics Society

Winner of the Body of Work award (Jake Gyllenhaal) [given in tandem with two of his other films]

Palm Springs Film Festival

Desert Palm Achievement Award to Jake Gyllenhaal [given in tandem with two of his other films]

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award to Heath Ledger

Hollywood Awards Win

  • Breakthrough Award to Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Casting Director of the Year Award to Avy Kaufman [tandemed with two other films]
AFI

Winner of the AFI Award given to AFI Movies of the Year [named one of the year's Ten Best Films by the American Film Institute]

National Board of Review

Named one of the year's Ten Best Films

African-American Film Critics Association

Named one of the year's Ten Best Films (#4 on list)

Central Ohio Film Critics

Named one of the year's Ten Best Films (#2 on list)

Named one of the year's Nine Best Films

Village Voice Take Seven Film Critics' Poll

  • Cited for the year's Best Performance (#1 on list – Heath Ledger)
  • Cited among year's Best Films (#11 on list), Best Supporting Performances (#6 on list – Michelle Williams)
  • Best Screenplay (#5 on list [in 5-way tie] – Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana)

  • Best Picture [Drama]
  • Best Director (Ang Lee)
  • Best Film Editing (Geraldine Peroni and Dylan Tichenor, A.C.E.)
  • Best Original Song ("A Love That Will Never Grow Old," by Gustavo Santaolalla and Bernie Taupin)