Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Winner] (2005)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Oscar [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Supporting Actress

The Gift (2000)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Special Mention Award [Winner] (2009)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent

EDA Special Mention Award [Winner] (2007)

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent

Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards

AACTA Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Supporting Actress

I Am Mother (2019)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2004)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

ACCA [Nominee] (2004)

Best Cast Ensemble

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

ACCA [Nominee] (1999)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Bambi Awards

Bambi [Winner] (2015)

Film - International

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

BSFC Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

The Homesman (2014)

BSFC Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

BSFC Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Actress
Won in a single round of balloting.

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Lead Performance

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Chicago International Film Festival

Silver Hugo [Winner] (1999)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Critics Choice Super Awards

CCA Super Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Actress in an Action Movie

The Hunt (2020)

CCA Super Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Villain in a Movie

The Hunt (2020)

CCA Super Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Actress in a Science Fiction/Fantasy Series

Away (2020)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

DFWFCA Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

DVD Exclusive Awards

DVDX Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actress (in a DVD Premiere Movie)

11:14 (2003)

Empire Awards, UK

Empire Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Actress

Insomnia (2002)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Female Lead

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

FFCC Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Fright Meter Awards

Fright Meter Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Supporting Actress

The Hunt (2020)

Fright Meter Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actress

The Resident (2011)

Giffoni Film Festival

François Truffaut Award [Winner] (2011)


Gijón International Film Festival

Best Actress [Winner] (1999)


Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Film Award [Nominee] (2010)

Lead Actress of the Decade
As Maggie Fitzgerald

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Gold Derby Film Award [Winner] (2005)

Lead Actress
As Maggie Fitzgerald

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Gold Derby Film Award [Nominee] (2005)

Ensemble Cast

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Gold Derby TV Award [Nominee] (2004)

TV Movie/Mini Lead Actress

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

Golden Camera, Germany

Golden Camera [Winner] (2008)

Best International Actress

P.S. I Love You (2007)
Freedom Writers (2007)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (2005)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2005)

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

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

Golden Globe [Winner] (2000)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Gotham Awards

Tribute Award [Winner] (2010)


Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood Film Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Actress

Amelia (2009)

Huading Award

Huading Award [Winner] (2016)

Grand Jury Prize

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Irish Film and Television Awards

Audience Award [Winner] (2008)

Best International Actress

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

IOMA [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress (Miglior attrice protagonista)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Jupiter Award

Jupiter Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best International Actress

You're Not You (2014)

Jupiter Award [Winner] (2006)

Best International Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

KCFCC Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Sierra Award [Winner] (2000)

Most Promising Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Locarno International Film Festival

Leopard Club Award [Winner] (2019)


London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2001)

Actress of the Year

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Media Access Awards

PGA George Sunga Award [Winner] (2020)


Away (2020)

Molodist International Film Festival

Festival Diploma [Winner] (2000)

Best Full-Length Fiction Film

With a special distinction to the outstanding ... More

With a special distinction to the outstanding performance by Hilary Swank.


Boys Don't Cry (1999)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Female Performance

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2000)

Breakthrough Female Performance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Kiss

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

National Board of Review, USA

NBR Award [Winner] (1999)

Breakthrough Performance - Female

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress
Tied with Imelda Staunton for Vera Drake (2004).

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Away (2020)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Phoenix Critics Circle

PCC Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

The Homesman (2014)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress in a Leading Role

The Homesman (2014)

PFCS Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Actress

The Homesman (2014)

Sant Jordi Awards

Sant Jordi [Winner] (2006)

Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards

SFFCC Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Satellite Awards

Golden Satellite Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Golden Satellite Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2011)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Conviction (2010)

Actor [Winner] (2005)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Actor [Nominee] (2005)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Actor [Nominee] (2005)

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

Iron Jawed Angels (2004)

Actor [Nominee] (2000)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

Critics Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Foreign Actress (Melhor Atriz Estrangeira)

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

ShoWest Convention, USA

ShoWest Award [Winner] (2000)

Female Star of Tomorrow

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Actress

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Stockholm Film Festival

Best Actress [Winner] (1999)


Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2000)

Film - Choice Breakout Performance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Telluride Film Festival, US

Silver Medallion Award [Winner] (2014)


The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards

Stinker Award [Nominee] (2006)

Worst On-Screen Couple

The Black Dahlia (2006)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TFCA Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Performance, Female

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

TV Land Awards

TV Land Award [Winner] (2006)

Little Screen/Big Screen Star (Women)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

UFCA Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Performance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Walk of Fame

Star on the Walk of Fame [Winner] (2007)

Motion Picture
On January 8, 2007. At 6925 Hollywood Blvd.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Actress

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

WFCC Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Ensemble Cast

The Homesman (2014)

Courage in Acting Award [Nominee] (2014)


The Homesman (2014)

Invisible Woman Award [Nominee] (2014)


The Homesman (2014)

Women's Image Network Awards

WIN Award [Nominee] (2009)

Outstanding Actress Feature Film

Amelia (2009)

Yoga Awards

Yoga Award [Winner] (2012)

Worst Foreign Actress

Conviction (2010)
New Year's Eve (2011)
The Resident (2011)

Young Artist Awards

Young Artist Award [Nominee] (1993)

Best Young Actress in a New Television Series

Camp Wilder (1992)