Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Winner] (1988)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Wall Street (1987)

Oscar [Winner] (1976)

Best Picture

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' became the ... More

'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' became the first film in 41 years to sweep the major categories of best picture, director, actor, actress and screenplay.


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (2019)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

The Kominsky Method (2018)

Golden Globe [Winner] (2014)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)

Cecil B. DeMille Award [Winner] (2004)


Golden Globe [Nominee] (2001)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Wonder Boys (2000)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1996)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The American President (1995)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1990)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The War of the Roses (1989)

Golden Globe [Winner] (1988)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Wall Street (1987)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1975)

Best TV Actor - Drama

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1970)

Most Promising Newcomer - Male

Hail, Hero! (1969)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Winner] (2013)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
For playing "Liberace".

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2002)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

For playing "Detective Sharp". For episode "Fagel... More

For playing "Detective Sharp". For episode "Fagel Attraction".


Will & Grace (1998)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1976)

Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
For playing: "Steve Keller".

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1975)

Outstanding Continuing Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
For playing: "Steve Keller".

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1974)

Best Supporting Actor in Drama
For playing: "Steve Keller".

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Wonder Boys (2000)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (1989)

Best Actor

Fatal Attraction (1987)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Career Achievement Award [Winner] (2016)


Movies for Grownups Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Solitary Man (2009)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Supporting Actor

Ant-Man (2015)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Special Mention Award [Winner] (2013)

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest
Michael Douglas (age 69) and Bre Blair (age 33)

Last Vegas (2013)

EDA Special Mention Award [Winner] (2011)

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest
Age difference: 45 years

Solitary Man (2009)

American Cinematheque Gala Tribute

American Cinematheque Award [Winner] (1993)


American Film Institute, USA

Life Achievement Award [Winner] (2009)


Bambi Awards

Bambi [Winner] (1976)

TV Series International

The Streets of San Francisco (1972)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

Blockbuster Entertainment Award [Nominee] (2001)

Favorite Actor - Drama

Traffic (2000)

Blockbuster Entertainment Award [Nominee] (1999)

Favorite Actor - Suspense

A Perfect Murder (1998)

Bravo Otto

Bravo Otto Germany [Winner] (1976)

Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Bravo Otto Germany [Winner] (1975)

Best Male TV Star (TV-Star m)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

The Kominsky Method (2018)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actor

Wonder Boys (2000)

CinEuphoria Awards

CinEuphoria [Nominee] (2014)

Best Duo - International Competition

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Costume Designers Guild Awards

President's Award [Winner] (2009)


Critics Choice Television Awards

Critics' Choice TV Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

César Awards, France

Honorary César [Winner] (2016)


Honorary César [Winner] (1998)


Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

Solitary Man (2009)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actor

Wonder Boys (2000)

David di Donatello Awards

David [Nominee] (1990)

Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)

The War of the Roses (1989)

David [Winner] (1988)

Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)

Wall Street (1987)

David [Nominee] (1988)

Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

DFCC [Nominee] (2013)

Best Actor

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Gala Tribute [Winner] (2010)


Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

Dorian Award [Winner] (2014)

TV Performance of the Year - Actor

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Genie Awards

Genie [Nominee] (1980)

Best Performance by a Foreign Actor

Running (1979)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby TV Award [Winner] (2013)

TV Movie/Mini Lead Actor

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Golden Camera, Germany

Golden Camera [Winner] (1990)

Best International Actor

Wall Street (1987)
Fatal Attraction (1987)

Guardian Film Awards, UK

Guardian Film Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Line of Dialogue

"What a story; everything but a fire in the ... More

"What a story; everything but a fire in the orphanage". - Liberace (Michael Douglas)


Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA

Man of the Year [Winner] (1992)


International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Cannes Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Actor

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Irish Film and Television Awards

IFTA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best International Actor

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

Silver Ribbon [Winner] (1988)

Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)

Wall Street (1987)

Jupiter Award

Jupiter Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best International Actor

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Jupiter Award [Winner] (1988)

Best International Actor

Wall Street (1987)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

KCFCC Award [Winner] (1987)

Best Actor

Wall Street (1987)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema [Winner] (1998)


Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actor

Wonder Boys (2000)
Traffic (2000)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Actor of the Year

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2001)

Actor of the Year

Wonder Boys (2000)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actor

Wonder Boys (2000)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (1993)

Best Male Performance

Basic Instinct (1992)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (1993)

Best On-Screen Duo

Basic Instinct (1992)

National Board of Review, USA

Career Achievement Award [Winner] (2007)


NBR Award [Winner] (1987)

Best Actor

Wall Street (1987)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Nominee] (1987)

Best Actor

Wall Street (1987)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Will & Grace (1998)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actor

Wonder Boys (2000)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actor

Wonder Boys (2000)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Icon Award [Winner] (2011)


People's Choice Awards, USA

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (1990)

Favorite Motion Picture Actor

People's Choice Award [Winner] (1988)

Favorite Motion Picture Actor

PGA Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures [Winner] (2009)


Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Wonder Boys (2000)

Publicists Guild of America

Showmanship Award [Winner] (1986)

Motion Picture

Razzie Awards

Razzie Award [Nominee] (1993)

Worst Actor

Basic Instinct (1992)
Shining Through (1992)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award [Winner] (1997)


Sant Jordi Awards

Sant Jordi [Nominee] (1989)

Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)

Wall Street (1987)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film [Winner] (2012)


Modern Master Award [Winner] (1995)


Disclosure (1994)

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Solitary Man (2009)

Golden Satellite Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Wonder Boys (2000)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2019)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

The Kominsky Method (2018)

Actor [Nominee] (2019)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

The Kominsky Method (2018)

Actor [Winner] (2014)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Actor [Winner] (2001)

Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture

Traffic (2000)

ShoWest Convention, USA

Special Award [Winner] (1979)

Star/Producer of the Year

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Actor

Tied with Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls (... More

Tied with Javier Bardem for Before Night Falls (2000).


Wonder Boys (2000)

Taormina International Film Festival

Taormina Arte Award [Winner] (2004)


Walk of Fame

Star on the Walk of Fame [Winner] (2018)

Motion Picture
On November 6, 2018. At 6259 Hollywood Blvd.

Zurich Film Festival

Golden Icon Award [Winner] (2010)