Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2017)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

La La Land (2016)

Oscar [Nominee] (2007)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Half Nelson (2006)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (2017)

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

La La Land (2016)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2012)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Ides of March (2011)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2012)

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

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2011)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Blue Valentine (2010)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2008)

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

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Leading Actor

La La Land (2016)

AACTA International Awards

AACTA International Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Lead Actor

La La Land (2016)

AACTA International Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Actor

The Ides of March (2011)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

Movies for Grownups Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Buddy Picture

The Nice Guys (2016)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

EDA Special Mention Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or Seduction

Blue Valentine (2010)

EDA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Performance by an Actress or Actor in Support of a Female Protagonist or Female Perspective

Half Nelson (2006)

Austin Film Critics Association

Austin Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

La La Land (2016)

ACCA [Nominee] (2015)

Best Cast Ensemble

The Big Short (2015)

ACCA [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Drive (2011)

ACCA [Nominee] (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Blue Valentine (2010)

Davis Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Blue Valentine (2010)

ACCA [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

ACCA [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Half Nelson (2006)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

BSFC Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Actor

First Man (2018)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor in a Comedy

The Nice Guys (2016)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Actor

Drive (2011)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Cannes Film Festival

Un Certain Regard Award [Nominee] (2014)


Lost River (2014)

Golden Camera [Nominee] (2014)


Lost River (2014)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Actor of the Year

La La Land (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Ensemble

The Ides of March (2011)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2012)

Actor of the Year

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Drive (2011)
The Ides of March (2011)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Actor

Drive (2011)

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2003)

Most Promising Performer

The Believer (2001)
Murder by Numbers (2002)

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

CIFCC Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Actor

First Man (2018)

CIFCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor
4th place

La La Land (2016)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Deauville Film Festival

New Hollywood Award [Winner] (2011)


Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Supporting Actor

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Detroit Film Critics Society, US

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Empire Awards, UK

Empire Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Actor

Drive (2011)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Male Lead

Drive (2011)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2007)

Best Male Lead

Half Nelson (2006)

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Male Lead

The Believer (2001)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2017)

Film Performance of the Year - Actor

La La Land (2016)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

GAFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2017)

Lead Actor

La La Land (2016)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2017)

Ensemble Cast

La La Land (2016)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2016)

Ensemble Cast

The Big Short (2015)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2011)

Lead Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2007)

Lead Actor
As Dan Dunne

Half Nelson (2006)

Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor of the Year

The Nice Guys (2016)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2016)

Favorite Celebrity of the Year

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2011)

Best Actor of the Year

Drive (2011)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2011)

Favorite Celebrity of the Year

Guild of Music Supervisors Awards

GMS Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Song/Recording Created for a Film
Song: "City of Stars"

La La Land (2016)

Hawaii Film Critics Society

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)

HMMA Award [Winner] (2016)

Best Original Song - Feature Film
For the song "City of Stars".

La La Land (2016)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

IGN Summer Movie Awards

IGN Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Lead Performer in a Movie

First Man (2018)

IGN Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Movie Actor

Drive (2011)
The Ides of March (2011)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

ICP Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Lead Actor
7th place.

La La Land (2016)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Lead Performance
10th place.

Blue Valentine (2010)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Lead Performance
2nd place.

Half Nelson (2006)

International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

ICS Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor
Runner-Up.

Half Nelson (2006)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2019)

Best Actor

First Man (2018)

INOCA [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Halfway Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

The Nice Guys (2016)

Halfway Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Supporting Actor

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

INOCA [Nominee] (2012)

Best Actor

Drive (2011)

INOCA [Winner] (2011)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

INOCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Actor

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

INOCA [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Internet Film Critic Society

IFCS Award [Winner] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

IFC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Irish Film and Television Awards

IFTA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best International Actor

La La Land (2016)

IFTA Award [Winner] (2012)

Best International Actor

Drive (2011)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

IOMA [Nominee] (2013)

Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)

Blue Valentine (2010)

IOMA [Nominee] (2012)

Best Actor (Miglior attore protagonista)

Drive (2011)

Las Palmas Film Festival

Best Actor [Winner] (2007)


Half Nelson (2006)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2012)

Actor of the Year

Drive (2011)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Actor of the Year

Blue Valentine (2010)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie + TV Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Kiss

La La Land (2016)

MTV Movie + TV Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Musical Moment
For "City of Stars"

La La Land (2016)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Kiss

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Male Performance

Drive (2011)

MTV Movie Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Gut-Wrenching Performance

Drive (2011)

MTV Movie Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Kiss

The Notebook (2004)

National Board of Review, USA

NBR Award [Winner] (2006)

Breakthrough Performance - Male

Half Nelson (2006)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

New Mexico Film Critics

NMFC Award [Winner] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

NCFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

NTFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Actor
4th place

First Man (2018)

NTFCA Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor
2nd place

La La Land (2016)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Chairman's Vanguard Award [Winner] (2017)


La La Land (2016)

Ensemble Cast Award [Winner] (2016)


The Big Short (2015)

People's Choice Awards, USA

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2017)

Favorite Comedic Movie Actor

People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2014)

Favorite Dramatic Movie Actor

Phoenix Critics Circle

PCC Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor in a Leading Role

La La Land (2016)

Prism Awards

Prism Award [Nominee] (2011)

Performance in a Feature Film

All Good Things (2010)

Prism Award [Nominee] (2008)

Performance in a Feature Film

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Rembrandt Awards

Rembrandt Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best International Actor (Beste Buitenlandse Acteur)

Drive (2011)

Russian Guild of Film Critics

Golden Aries [Winner] (2001)

Best Foreign Actor

The Believer (2001)

Russian National Movie Awards

Georges Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Foreign Actor of the Decade

Georges Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Foreign Actor of the Year

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Winner] (2016)

Best Comedic Performance

The Nice Guys (2016)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

SFFCC Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Outstanding Performer of the Year Award [Winner] (2017)


La La Land (2016)

Cinema Vanguard Award [Winner] (2008)


Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2019)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

First Man (2018)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture

La La Land (2016)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Satellite Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture

Drive (2011)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Blue Valentine (2010)

Satellite Award [Winner] (2007)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Half Nelson (2006)

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Actor [Nominee] (2017)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

La La Land (2016)

Actor [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Big Short (2015)

Actor [Nominee] (2008)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

Actor [Nominee] (2007)

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Half Nelson (2006)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

Seattle Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Seattle International Film Festival

Golden Space Needle Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

ShoWest Convention, USA

ShoWest Award [Winner] (2004)

Male Star of Tomorrow

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2013)

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

For the opening scene where Ryan Gosling is ... More

For the opening scene where Ryan Gosling is walking through the carnival.


The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)
For the elevator beating sequence.

Drive (2011)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Special Merit (for best scene, cinematic technique or other memorable aspect or moment)
For the opening get-away scene.

Drive (2011)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Drive (2011)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Lars and the Real Girl (2007)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Stockholm Film Festival

Best Actor [Winner] (2006)


Half Nelson (2006)

Teen Choice Awards

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Choice Movie Actor: Drama

Drive (2011)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Choice Movie Actor: Comedy

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Choice Male Hottie

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Film - Choice Chemistry

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2012)

Choice Movie Liplock

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2007)

Choice Movie Actor: Horror/Thriller

Fracture (2007)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Choice Movie Actor: Drama

The Notebook (2004)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Choice Movie Love Scene
Noah and Allie on the bridge.

The Notebook (2004)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Male

The Notebook (2004)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Choice Movie Liplock

The Notebook (2004)

Teen Choice Award [Winner] (2005)

Choice Movie Chemistry

The Notebook (2004)

Teen Choice Award [Nominee] (2005)

Choice Movie Dance Scene
Noah and Allie dance in the street.

The Notebook (2004)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TFCA Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Performance, Male

Half Nelson (2006)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

UFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor

Blue Valentine (2010)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor
9th place.

Drive (2011)

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Actor
4th place.

Blue Valentine (2010)

VVFP Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Actor

Half Nelson (2006)

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Performance
10th place.

The Believer (2001)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Actor

La La Land (2016)

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

WFCC Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Actor

Drive (2011)
The Ides of March (2011)

World Soundtrack Awards

World Soundtrack Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
For the song "City of Stars".

La La Land (2016)

Yoga Awards

Yoga Award [Winner] (2014)

Worst Foreign Actor

Only God Forgives (2013)