Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Winner] (1979)

Best Picture

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Oscar [Winner] (1979)

Best Director

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Oscar [Nominee] (1979)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

The Deer Hunter (1978)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (1980)

Best Direction

The Deer Hunter (1978)

American Movie Awards

Marquee [Winner] (1980)

Best Director

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Blue Ribbon Awards

Blue Ribbon Award [Winner] (1980)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Cahiers du Cinéma

Top 10 Film Award [Nominee] (1985)

Best Film
Third Place

Year of the Dragon (1985)

Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'Or [Nominee] (1996)


The Sunchaser (1996)

Palme d'Or [Nominee] (1981)


Heaven's Gate (1980)

César Awards, France

César [Nominee] (1986)

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Year of the Dragon (1985)

Deauville Film Festival

Lucien Barrière Literary Award [Winner] (2001)


Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award [Winner] (1979)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (1979)

Best Director - Motion Picture

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Hochi Film Awards

Hochi Film Award [Winner] (1979)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Hugo Awards

Hugo [Nominee] (1973)

Best Dramatic Presentation

Silent Running (1972)

Kinema Junpo Awards

Readers' Choice Award [Winner] (1980)

Best Foreign Language Film Director

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Locarno International Film Festival

Leopard of Honor [Winner] (2015)


Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Winner] (1978)

Best Director

The Deer Hunter (1978)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Nominee] (1979)

Best Director

The Deer Hunter (1978)

Razzie Awards

Razzie Award [Nominee] (1986)

Worst Director

Year of the Dragon (1985)

Razzie Award [Nominee] (1986)

Worst Screenplay

Year of the Dragon (1985)

Razzie Award [Winner] (1982)

Worst Director

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Razzie Award [Nominee] (1982)

Worst Screenplay

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Sant Jordi Awards

Sant Jordi [Nominee] (1987)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Year of the Dragon (1985)

The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

Stinker Award [Winner] (1981)

Worst Sense of Direction (Stop them before they direct again!)

Heaven's Gate (1980)

Venice Film Festival

Persol Award [Winner] (2012)


Writers Guild of America, USA

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (1979)

Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen

The Deer Hunter (1978)