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Awards

Independent Spirit Awards

  • Best Feature
  • Best Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Female Lead (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Supporting Male (Dennis Quaid)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association

  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore [in tandem with her performance in The Hours])
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
  • Best Score (Elmer Berstein)
National Board of Review

  • Best Actress award (Julianne Moore)
  • Career Achievement Award for Film Music Composition (Elmer Bernstein)
National Board of Review List

Named one of the year's 10 Bets Films (#8 on list)


  • Best Supporting Actress (Patricia Clarkson)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
Broadcast Film Critics Association's Critics' Choice Award

Winner for Best Actress (Julianne Moore)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid)
  • Best Original Screenplay (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
  • Best Original Score (Elmer Bernstrin)
  • Best Art Direction (Mark Friedberg)
  • Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)
Online Film Critics Society

Named one of the year's Top Ten Film (#2 on list )

Chicago Film Critics Association

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
  • Best Original Score (Elmer Bernstein)

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Acress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Orignial Screenplay (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
  • Best Music (Elmer Bernstein)
Phoenix Film Critics Society

  • Best Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Original Screenplay (Todd Haynes [in a tie])
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)

Named one of the year's 10 Best Film (#2 on list)


  • Best Motion Picture [Drama]
  • Best Director (Todd Haynes)
  • Best Supporting Actor [Drama] (Dennis Haysbert)
San Diego Film Critics Society

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
Southeastern Film Critics Association

Named one of the year's 10 Best Films (#2 on the list)

Southeastern Film Critics Association

  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Original Screenplay (Tood Haynes)
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association

  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Supporting [in a tie] (Dennis Haysbert)

  • Best Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C,)

Named one of the year's 10 Best Films (#2 on list)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Winner of the Award for Best Director (Todd Haynes)

Winner of the Award for Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)

Toronto Film Critics Association Award

Winner of the Award for Best Performance, Female (Julianne Moore)


  • Coppa Volpi Award for Bets Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Individual Contribution Award, given to cinematographer Edward Lachman, A.S.C.
2002 Camerimage International Film Festival

Winner of the Silver Frog Award given to cinematographer Edward Lachman A.S.C.

Cinemarti Awards

  • Best Lead Actress (Julianne Moore)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Dennis Quaid)
  • Best Cinematography (Edward Lachman, A.S.C.)
  • Best Musical Score (Elmer Bernstein)
  • Outstanding Design

Winner for Best Picture of the Year