Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

127 Hours (2010)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (2018)

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

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

127 Hours (2010)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2009)

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

Pineapple Express (2008)

Golden Globe [Winner] (2002)

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

James Dean (2001)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Short Form Variety Series

Making a Scene with James Franco (2014)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2011)

Outstanding Special Class Programs

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (2002)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
For playing: "James Dean".

James Dean (2001)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Leading Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Supporting Actor

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

AWFJ EDA Award [Winner] (2019)

Hall of Shame
Alleged Abusers

EDA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

EDA Special Mention Award [Nominee] (2011)

Unforgettable Moment
Aron Ralston (James Franco) cuts off his arm.

127 Hours (2010)

EDA Special Mention Award [Nominee] (2011)

Bravest Performance Award

127 Hours (2010)

Austin Film Critics Association

Austin Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

Honorable Mentions (The Next Ten Best Picture Contenders) [Winner] (2017)

Honorable Mentions

The Disaster Artist (2017)

ACCA [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Disaster Artist (2017)

ACCA [Nominee] (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Runner-Up

127 Hours (2010)

ACCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Cast Ensemble

Milk (2008)

ACCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Milk (2008)

Behind the Voice Actors Awards

BTVA Special/DVD Voice Acting Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Vocal Ensemble in a TV Special/Direct-to-DVD Title or Short

Le Petit Prince (2015)

Berlin International Film Festival

Teddy [Nominee] (2013)

Best Documentary/Essay Film

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Teddy [Winner] (2010)

Best Short Film

The Feast of Stephen (2009)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2018)

Best Actor in a Comedy

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Acting Ensemble

Milk (2008)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Supporting Actor

Milk (2008)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Actor in a Picture Made for Television

James Dean (2001)

Cannes Film Festival

Un Certain Regard Award [Nominee] (2013)


As I Lay Dying (2013)

Capri, Hollywood

Capri Actor Award [Winner] (2017)


The Disaster Artist (2017)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

COFCA Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

COFCA Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

COFCA Award [Winner] (2011)

Actor of the Year

127 Hours (2010)
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Date Night (2010)
Howl (2010)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Actor of the Year

Milk (2008)
Pineapple Express (2008)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Chicago International Film Festival

Gold Hugo [Nominee] (2010)

Best Short Film

The Feast of Stephen (2009)

Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Adapted Screenplay

As I Lay Dying (2013)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Supporting Actor

City by the Sea (2002)

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US

Heterodox Award [Nominee] (2014)


Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor
2nd place

The Disaster Artist (2017)

DFWFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

DFCS Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

Empire Awards, UK

Empire Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Festival Mix Brasil

Jury Prize [Winner] (2013)

Best Documentary

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Male Lead

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Male Lead

127 Hours (2010)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Supporting Male

Milk (2008)

FilmOut San Diego, US

FilmOut Audience Awards [Winner] (2015)

Best Actor

I Am Michael (2015)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2018)

Film Performance of the Year - Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Dorian Award [Winner] (2014)

Wilde Artist of the Year

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2014)

Film Performance of the Year - Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2011)

Film Performance of the Year

127 Hours (2010)
Howl (2010)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

GAFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2018)

Lead Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2011)

Lead Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2009)

Supporting Actor
As Scott Smith

Milk (2008)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2009)

Ensemble Cast

Milk (2008)

Gold Derby TV Award [Nominee] (2009)

TV Movie/Mini Actor of the Decade

James Dean (2001)

Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor of the Year

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor of the Year

Spring Breakers (2012)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2010)

Favorite Celebrity of the Year

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor of the Year

127 Hours (2010)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2008)

Best Supporting Actor of the Year

Pineapple Express (2008)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2008)

Favorite Celebrity of the Year

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2008)

Breakthrough Performance of the Year

Pineapple Express (2008)

Gotham Awards

Gotham Independent Film Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Grammy Awards

Grammy [Nominee] (2015)

Best Spoken Word Album
For the album "Actors Anonymous."

Hamptons International Film Festival

Golden Starfish Award [Nominee] (2010)

Short

The Clerk's Tale (2010)

Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA

Man of the Year [Winner] (2009)


Hawaii Film Critics Society

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

The Disaster Artist (2017)

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood Breakthrough Award [Winner] (2008)

Actor of the Year

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

HFCS Award [Winner] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

IFJA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Indie Series Awards

ISA [Nominee] (2019)

Best Lead Actor - Comedy

Ozara and Katessa (2017)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

ICP Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Lead Actor
4th place.

The Disaster Artist (2017)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Performance
2nd place.

Spring Breakers (2012)

International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Winner] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

Halfway Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Adapted Screenplay
5th place.

Palo Alto (2013)

Halfway Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

INOCA [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

IFC Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

IFC Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

IOMA [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)

127 Hours (2010)

IOMA [Nominee] (2009)

Best Supporting Actor (Miglior attore non protagonista)

Milk (2008)

Key West Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Narrative

Sal (2011)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2018)

Actor of the Year

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

LAFCA Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor
Tied with Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club (2013).

Spring Breakers (2012)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

LAOFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Duo

The Interview (2014)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Kiss

The Interview (2014)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Fight

Jonah Hill vs. James Franco & Seth Rogen -As the ... More

Jonah Hill vs. James Franco & Seth Rogen -As the world ends, a possessed Hill uses his demon abilities, along with some insults, against ex-pals Franco and Rogen in a throwdown worthy of Hell.


This Is the End (2013)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Kiss

Spring Breakers (2012)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Jaw Dropping Moment

127 Hours (2010)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Comedic Performance

Pineapple Express (2008)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Kiss

Milk (2008)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Fight

Pineapple Express (2008)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Fight

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

National Movie Awards, UK

National Movie Award [Nominee] (2011)

Performance of the Year

127 Hours (2010)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Winner] (2014)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

Nevada Film Critics Society

NFCS Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Actor
Tied with Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour (2017).

The Disaster Artist (2017)

New Mexico Film Critics

NMFC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

New York Film Critics, Online

NYFCO Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

NCFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

NTFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor
2nd place

The Disaster Artist (2017)

NTFCA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

OFCC Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries

James Dean (2001)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

People's Choice Awards, USA

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2014)

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

Phoenix Critics Circle

PCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

The Disaster Artist (2017)

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

127 Hours (2010)

Queer Lisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer

Jury Prize [Nominee] (2013)

Best Documentary

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Razzie Awards

Razzie Award [Nominee] (2012)

Worst Supporting Actor

Your Highness (2011)

Rembrandt Awards

Rembrandt Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best International Actor (Beste Buitenlandse Acteur)

127 Hours (2010)

Rome Film Fest

CinemaXXI Award for Short and Medium Films [Nominee] (2012)


Dream (2012)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Comedic Performance

The Disaster Artist (2017)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

SFFCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

SFFCC Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

San Sebasti√°n International Film Festival

Golden Seashell [Winner] (2017)

Best Film

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Feroz Zinemaldia Award [Winner] (2017)


The Disaster Artist (2017)

Sant Jordi Awards

Sant Jordi [Winner] (2018)

Best Actor in a Foreign Film (Mejor Actor en Película Extranjera)

The Disaster Artist (2017)
Why Him? (2016)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Outstanding Performer of the Year Award [Winner] (2011)


127 Hours (2010)

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

127 Hours (2010)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Milk (2008)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Actor [Nominee] (2011)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

127 Hours (2010)

Actor [Nominee] (2009)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Milk (2008)

Actor [Nominee] (2002)

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

James Dean (2001)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

Seattle Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

SLFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)

For the the zoom-up scene which begins with a ... More

For the the zoom-up scene which begins with a tight shot on Aron (James Franco) as he is screaming and pulls out to a wide shot of a large land area, showing how isolated he was from other humans. Tied with Inception (2010).


127 Hours (2010)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

SXSW Film Festival

Audience Award [Nominee] (2010)

Spotlight Premiere

Saturday Night (2010)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Choice Movie Actor: Drama

True Story (2015)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2013)

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2007)

Choice Movie: Rumble

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2000)

Film - Choice Sleazebag

Whatever It Takes (2000)

The Streamy Awards

Streamy Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Actor

Making a Scene with James Franco (2014)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TFCA Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

TFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Toronto International Film Festival

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2017)

Midnight Madness

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

UFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

UFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Venice Film Festival

Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award [Winner] (2016)


In Dubious Battle (2016)

Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award [Winner] (2014)


Golden Lion [Nominee] (2013)


Child of God (2013)

Queer Lion [Nominee] (2011)


Sal (2011)

Venice Horizons Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Film

Sal (2011)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

Walk of Fame

Star on the Walk of Fame [Winner] (2013)

Motion Picture
On March 7, 2013. At 6838 Hollywood Blvd.

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

The Disaster Artist (2017)

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

Spring Breakers (2012)

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

127 Hours (2010)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Just Kidding Award [Winner] (2014)

Merry Macho Award

For advancing the cause of world peace with their... More

For advancing the cause of world peace with their presidential assassination comedy, The Interview. And who knows, while possibly mulling the Interview II sequel comedy, the assassination of US President Obama. And for further extending Hollywood as a wing of the US military and CIA, following leaked email revelations that the US State Department advocated Sony to use the film to help bring down the DPRK government.


Young Artist Awards

Young Artist Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

Young Hollywood Awards

Young Hollywood Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Bromance