Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Winner] (1994)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

The Piano (1993)

Oscar [Nominee] (1994)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
For episode: "Part 5".

Top of the Lake (2013)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

Top of the Lake (2013)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Top of the Lake (2013)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA TV Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Director: Fiction

Top of the Lake (2013)

David Lean Award for Direction [Nominee] (1994)


The Piano (1993)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Film

The Piano (1993)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Screenplay - Original

The Piano (1993)

20/20 Awards

Felix [Nominee] (2014)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

Felix [Nominee] (2014)

Best Original Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Female Focus Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Woman Screenwriter

Bright Star (2009)

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Woman Director

Bright Star (2009)

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2009)

Women's Image Award

Bright Star (2009)

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2009)

Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry
For directing and wiring Bright Star (2009).

Bright Star (2009)

EDA Female Focus Award [Nominee] (2009)

Lifetime Achievement Award

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards

Silver Condor [Winner] (1994)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
New Zealand.

The Piano (1993)

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards

AACTA Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Television Drama Series

Top of the Lake (2013)

AACTA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy

Top of the Lake (2013)

AACTA Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Telefeature or Miniseries

Top of the Lake (2013)

Australian Film Institute

AFI Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Direction

Bright Star (2009)

AFI Award [Nominee] (2010)

Macquarie AFI Award for Best Original Screenplay

Bright Star (2009)

AFI Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

AFI Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Screenplay, Original

The Piano (1993)

AFI Award [Winner] (1989)

Best Screenplay, Original

Sweetie (1989)

Byron Kennedy Award [Winner] (1989)


AFI Award [Winner] (1987)

Best Achievement in Direction in a Telefeature

2 Friends (1986)

AFI Award [Winner] (1984)

Best Screenplay in a Short Film

A Girl's Own Story (1984)

AFI Award [Winner] (1984)

Best Experimental Film

Passionless Moments (1985)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (1993)

Best Achievement in Directing

The Piano (1993)

ACCA [Nominee] (1993)

Best Original Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

Bafta TV Craft

BAFTA Television Craft Award [Nominee] (2018)

Director: Fiction

Top of the Lake (2013)

Bodil Awards

Bodil [Winner] (1994)

Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)

The Piano (1993)

British Independent Film Awards

British Independent Film Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

Bright Star (2009)

British Screenwriters' Awards

British Screenwriters' Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Crime Writing on Television

Top of the Lake (2013)

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

Writer's Award [Nominee] (2014)


Top of the Lake (2013)

Broadcasting Press Guild Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Writer

Top of the Lake (2013)

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Coach [Winner] (2013)


Palme d'Or [Nominee] (2009)


Bright Star (2009)

Palme d'Or [Winner] (1993)


The Piano (1993)

Palme d'Or [Nominee] (1989)


Sweetie (1989)

Palme d'Or - Best Short Film [Winner] (1986)


An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1983)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

CinEuphoria Awards

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2011)

Top Ten of the Year - International Competition

Bright Star (2009)

César Awards, France

César [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Bright Star (2009)

César [Winner] (1994)

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

The Piano (1993)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

Robert [Winner] (1994)

Best Foreign Film (Årets udenlandske spillefilm)

The Piano (1993)

Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award [Nominee] (1994)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

The Piano (1993)

Elle Women in Hollywood Awards

Icon Award [Winner] (1997)


Evening Standard British Film Awards

Evening Standard British Film Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Film

Bright Star (2009)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

FCCA Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

FCCA Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Foreign Film
Australia/New Zealand.

The Piano (1993)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (1992)

Best Foreign Film
New Zealand.

An Angel at My Table (1990)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (1991)

Best Foreign Film
Australia.

Sweetie (1989)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1994)

Best Director - Motion Picture

The Piano (1993)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (1994)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

The Piano (1993)

Heartland International Film Festival

Truly Moving Sound Award [Winner] (2009)


Bright Star (2009)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Bright Star (2009)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

Silver Ribbon [Nominee] (1994)

Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)

The Piano (1993)

Silver Ribbon [Nominee] (1991)

Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)

An Angel at My Table (1990)

Kinema Junpo Awards

Kinema Junpo Award [Winner] (1995)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Piano (1993)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

LAFCA Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

New Generation Award [Winner] (1990)


Sweetie (1989)

Medias Central European Film Festival 7+1

Audience Award [Winner] (2012)

Best Picture

The Piano (1993)

Melbourne International Film Festival

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Narrative Feature
4th Place (For "Top of the Lake: China Girl")

Top of the Lake (2013)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

NSFC Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

NSFC Award [Nominee] (1991)

Best Director

Sweetie (1989)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

NYFCC Award [Winner] (1993)

Best Screenplay

The Piano (1993)

NYFCC Award [Nominee] (1990)

Best New Director

Sweetie (1989)

New Zealand Film and TV Awards (I)

Rudall Hayward Award [Winner] (1994)


Film Award [Winner] (1990)

Best Director

An Angel at My Table (1990)

New Zealand Film and TV Awards (II)

General TV Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Television Feature or Drama Series

Top of the Lake (2013)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Film Hall of Fame [Winner] (2019)

Creative

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries

Top of the Lake (2013)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries

Top of the Lake (2013)

PGA Awards

PGA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television

Top of the Lake (2013)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Sebastiane Award [Winner] (2021)

Best Film

The Power of the Dog (2021)

Audience Award [Nominee] (2021)

City of Donostia Audience Award

The Power of the Dog (2021)

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

Bright Star (2009)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Screenplay, Original

Bright Star (2009)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

Audience Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)

The Piano (1993)

Shanghai International TV Festival

Magnolia Award [Winner] (2014)

Best TV Film

Top of the Lake (2013)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Winner] (1994)

Best Director

The Piano (1993)

Stockholm Film Festival

Lifetime Achievement Award [Winner] (2021)


Taormina International Film Festival

Taormina Arte Award [Winner] (2000)


Torino International Festival of Young Cinema

Prize of the City of Torino [Nominee] (1986)

Best Feature Film

2 Friends (1986)

Toronto International Film Festival

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film

The Power of the Dog (2021)

International Critics' Award [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Valladolid International Film Festival

Golden Spike [Nominee] (2003)


In the Cut (2003)

Vancouver International Film Festival

Most Popular Film [Winner] (1993)


The Piano (1993)

Venice Film Festival

Silver Lion [Winner] (2021)

Best Director

The Power of the Dog (2021)

Golden Lion [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film

The Power of the Dog (2021)

Queer Lion [Nominee] (2021)


The Power of the Dog (2021)

Fanheart3 Award [Nominee] (2021)

Graffetta d'Oro for Best Film

The Power of the Dog (2021)

Elvira Notari Prize [Winner] (1999)


Holy Smoke (1999)

Golden Lion [Nominee] (1999)


Holy Smoke (1999)

Pasinetti Award [Winner] (1996)

Best Film

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)

Grand Special Jury Prize [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

OCIC Award [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Elvira Notari Prize [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Filmcritica "Bastone Bianco" Award [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Little Golden Lion [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Special Golden Ciak [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Gingerly Award [Winner] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Golden Lion [Nominee] (1990)


An Angel at My Table (1990)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

WFCC Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Movie by a Woman

Bright Star (2009)

Women's Image Network Awards

WIN Award [Nominee] (2013)

Outstanding Film/Show Written by a Woman

Top of the Lake (2013)

Writers Guild of America, USA

WGA Award (Screen) [Winner] (1994)

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

The Piano (1993)

Yoga Awards

Yoga Award [Winner] (2001)

Worst Foreign Director

Holy Smoke (1999)