Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2015)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Wild (2014)

Oscar [Winner] (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Walk the Line (2005)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2020)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

The Morning Show (2019)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2018)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Big Little Lies (2017)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2015)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Wild (2014)

Golden Globe [Winner] (2006)

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

Walk the Line (2005)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2002)

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

Legally Blonde (2001)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2000)

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

Election (1999)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Winner] (2017)

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies (2017)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
For playing: "Madeline Martha Mackenzie".

Big Little Lies (2017)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA TV Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best International

Big Little Lies (2017)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Leading Actress

Wild (2014)

BAFTA Film Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Walk the Line (2005)

AACTA International Awards

AACTA International Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Lead Actress

Wild (2014)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2019)

Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry

Shondra Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and all the ... More

Shondra Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and all the women speaking out in the #MeToo movement.


EDA Special Mention Award [Winner] (2013)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent

Tied with Katherine Heigl for One for the Money (... More

Tied with Katherine Heigl for One for the Money (2012).


This Means War (2012)

EDA Special Mention Award [Nominee] (2011)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent

American Comedy Awards, USA

American Comedy Award [Nominee] (2001)

Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a TV Series

Friends (1994)

American Comedy Award [Nominee] (2000)

Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)

Election (1999)

Austin Film Critics Association

AFCA Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA TV [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries

Big Little Lies (2017)

ACCA [Nominee] (2014)

Best Motion Picture

Gone Girl (2014)

ACCA [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Wild (2014)

ACCA [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Walk the Line (2005)

ACCA [Nominee] (1999)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Election (1999)

Behind the Voice Actors Awards

BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Female Lead Vocal Performance in a Feature Film
As the voice of "Rosita".

Sing (2016)

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

Blockbuster Entertainment Award [Winner] (2000)

Favorite Supporting Actress - Drama/Romance

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

BSFC Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Big Little Lies (2017)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Lead Performance

Walk the Line (2005)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (1992)

Most Promising Actress

The Man in the Moon (1991)

Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

Cognac Festival du Film Policier

Best Actress [Winner] (1997)


Freeway (1996)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Empire Awards, UK

Empire Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actress in a TV Series

Big Little Lies (2017)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Robert Altman Award [Winner] (2015)


Inherent Vice (2014)

Robert Altman Award [Winner] (2014)


Mud (2012)

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Female Lead

Election (1999)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2018)

TV Performance of the Year - Actress

Big Little Lies (2017)

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2015)

Film Performance of the Year - Actress

Wild (2014)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby TV Award [Nominee] (2017)

TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress

Big Little Lies (2017)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2015)

Lead Actress

Wild (2014)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2015)

Motion Picture

Gone Girl (2014)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2006)

Lead Actress
As June Carter Cash

Walk the Line (2005)

Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress of the Year

Wild (2014)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress of the Year

Walk the Line (2005)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actress of the Year

Legally Blonde (2001)

Gracie Allen Awards

Gracie [Winner] (2018)

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama Special

Big Little Lies (2017)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

IFJA Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

ICP Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Lead Actress
7th place.

Wild (2014)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

IFC Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

IOMA [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)

Walk the Line (2005)

Jupiter Award

Jupiter Award [Winner] (2016)

Best International Actress

Wild (2014)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

KCFCC Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

KCFCC Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

Kids' Choice Awards, USA

Blimp Award [Nominee] (2017)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Sing (2016)

Blimp Award [Nominee] (2017)

Most Wanted Pet

Sing (2016)

Blimp Award [Nominee] (2010)

Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie

Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

Blimp Award [Nominee] (2009)

Favorite Movie Actress

Four Christmases (2008)

Blimp Award [Nominee] (2002)

Favorite Female Movie Star

Legally Blonde (2001)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Sierra Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Female Performance

Wild (2014)

MTV Generation Award [Winner] (2011)


MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Performance

Walk the Line (2005)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Female Performance

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

MTV Movie Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Comedic Performance

Legally Blonde (2001)

MTV Movie Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Line

"Oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress ... More

"Oh, I like your outfit too, except when I dress up as a frigid bitch, I try not to look so constipated."


Legally Blonde (2001)

MTV Movie Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Dressed

Legally Blonde (2001)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Female Performance

Legally Blonde (2001)

MTV Movie Awards, Mexico

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Look (Mejor Look)

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

NSFC Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

NCFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

NTFCA Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series

Big Little Lies (2017)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Picture

Gone Girl (2014)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Friends (1994)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Chairman's Award [Winner] (2015)


Wild (2014)

People's Choice Awards, USA

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Female TV Star

Big Little Lies (2017)

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Favorite Drama TV Star

Big Little Lies (2017)

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2013)

Favorite Comedic Movie Actress

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Favorite Movie Actress

People's Choice Award [Winner] (2009)

Favorite Female Movie Star

People's Choice Award [Winner] (2008)

Favorite Female Movie Star

People's Choice Award [Winner] (2006)

Favorite Leading Lady

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2005)

Favorite Female Movie Star

PGA Awards

PGA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Season 2

Big Little Lies (2017)

PGA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama
Season 1

Big Little Lies (2017)

Phoenix Critics Circle

PCC Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Wild (2014)

Rembrandt Awards

Rembrandt Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best International Actress (Beste Buitenlandse Actrice)

Water for Elephants (2011)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

SFFCC Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

SFFCC Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture

Wild (2014)

Satellite Award [Winner] (2005)

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Walk the Line (2005)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee] (2002)

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

Legally Blonde (2001)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee] (2000)

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

Election (1999)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2020)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Big Little Lies (2017)

Actor [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series

Big Little Lies (2017)

Actor [Nominee] (2015)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Wild (2014)

Actor [Winner] (2006)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Walk the Line (2005)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

Best Actress [Winner] (1997)


Freeway (1996)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Election (1999)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Choice Movie Actress: Fantasy

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie Actress: Drama

Wild (2014)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie: Chemistry

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie: Liplock

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie: Hissy Fit

Hot Pursuit (2015)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Choice Movie Actress: Comedy

This Means War (2012)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Choice Movie Actress: Drama

Water for Elephants (2011)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2008)

Choice Movie Actress: Drama

Rendition (2007)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2006)

Movies - Choice Actress: Drama/Action Adventure

Walk the Line (2005)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2003)

Choice Movie Liplock

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2003)

Choice Movie Actress - Comedy

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Extraordinary Achievement Award [Winner] (2002)


Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2002)

Film - Choice Actress, Comedy

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (1999)

Film - Choice Actress

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (1999)

Film - Sexiest Love Scene

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (1999)

Film - Funniest Scene
Jennifer explains sex to her "TV" mom.

Pleasantville (1998)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (1999)

Film - Choice Hissy Fit

Election (1999)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

UFCA Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress
8th place.

Wild (2014)

Walk of Fame

Star on the Walk of Fame [Winner] (2010)

Motion Picture
On December 1, 2010. At 6262 Hollywood Blvd.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

Wild (2014)

WAFCA Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Walk the Line (2005)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Courage in Acting Award [Nominee] (2014)


Wild (2014)

Women's Image Network Awards

WIN Award [Winner] (2014)

Actress Feature Film

Wild (2014)

Young Artist Awards

Young Artist Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Youth Actress Co-Starring in a Motion Picture Drama

Jack the Bear (1993)

Young Artist Award [Nominee] (1993)

Best Young Actress in a Television Movie

Desperate Choices: To Save My Child (1992)

Young Artist Award [Nominee] (1992)

Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture

The Man in the Moon (1991)

Young Hollywood Awards

Young Hollywood Award [Winner] (1999)

Breakthrough Performance - Female

Pleasantville (1998)