Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2016)

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Anomalisa (2015)

Oscar [Winner] (2005)

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Oscar [Nominee] (2003)

Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

The second nominee was actually Kaufman, Donald, ... More

The second nominee was actually Kaufman, Donald, the (fictitious) twin brother of Charlie.


Adaptation. (2002)

Oscar [Nominee] (2000)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Being John Malkovich (1999)

BAFTA Awards

BAFTA Film Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Screenplay - Original

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

BAFTA Film Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Adaptation. (2002)

BAFTA Film Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Screenplay - Original

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Writer

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Writer

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Annie Awards

Annie [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Achievement in Directing in an Animated Feature Production

Anomalisa (2015)

Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards

Honorable Mention [Winner] (2016)

Best Foreign Film

Anomalisa (2015)

Austin Fantastic Fest

Best Director [Winner] (2015)

Fantastic Features

Anomalisa (2015)

Austin Film Critics Association

AFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

AFCA Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Original Screenplay

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2015)

Best Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa (2015)

ACCA [Winner] (2012)

Best Original Screenplay of the Decade

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

ACCA [Nominee] (2012)

Best Adapted Screenplay of the Decade
Runner-Up

Adaptation. (2002)

ACCA [Winner] (2004)

Best Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

ACCA [Winner] (2002)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

ACCA [Nominee] (1999)

Best Original Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Boston Online Film Critics Association

BOFCA Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

BSFC Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

BSFC Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

BSFC Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

BSFC Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Bram Stoker Awards

Bram Stoker Award [Winner] (2004)

Screenplay

Tied with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright for Shaun ... More

Tied with Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright for Shaun of the Dead (2004).


Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Writer

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Writer

Adaptation. (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Bruin Film Society Awards

BFS Award [Winner] (2021)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Cannes Film Festival

Palme d'Or [Nominee] (2008)


Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Golden Camera [Nominee] (2008)


Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

COFCA Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Screenplay, Adapted

Adaptation. (2002)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Screenplay, Original

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

CFCA Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

CFCA Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Chicago Indie Critics Awards (CIC)

CIC Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

Audience Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Original Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Original Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Chlotrudis Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

CinEuphoria Awards

CinEuphoria [Nominee] (2021)

Best Screenplay - International Competition

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Columbus Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

Robert [Nominee] (2017)

Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)

Anomalisa (2015)

Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

DiscussingFilm Critics Awards

Jury Award [Winner] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Faro Island Film Festival

Golden Carp Film Award - International [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Golden Animation Train Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Director

Anomalisa (2015)

Golden Animation Train Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa (2015)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Feature

Anomalisa (2015)

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Director

Anomalisa (2015)

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2009)

Best First Feature

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Robert Altman Award [Winner] (2009)


Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Screenplay

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2000)

Best First Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

FFCC Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

GAFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2021)

Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2021)

Motion Picture

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2020)

Animated Feature of the Decade

Anomalisa (2015)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2016)

Animated Feature

Anomalisa (2015)

Gold Derby Award [Winner] (2010)

Original Screenplay of the Decade

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Creative Person of the Decade

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Adapted Screenplay of the Decade

Adaptation. (2002)

Gold Derby Award [Winner] (2005)

Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Gold Derby Award [Winner] (2003)

Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2005)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2003)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Adaptation. (2002)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2000)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay of the Year

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay of the Year

Adaptation. (2002)

Gotham Awards

Gotham Independent Film Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Feature

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Greater Western New York Film Critics Association Awards

GWNYFCA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Göteborg Film Festival

Honorary Dragon Award [Winner] (2011)


Hugo Awards

Hugo [Nominee] (2005)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Hugo [Nominee] (2000)

Best Dramatic Presentation

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

IFJA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Director

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

IFJA Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Indiewire Critics' Poll

ICP Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Director

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Director
8th place.

Anomalisa (2015)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Screenplay
3rd place.

Anomalisa (2015)

ICP Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Screenplay

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

ICP Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best First Feature
4th place.

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

ICS Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

ICS Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

INOCA [Nominee] (2016)

Best Animated Feature
2nd place.

Anomalisa (2015)

INOCA [Winner] (2005)

Best Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

INOCA [Winner] (2003)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

IOMA [Winner] (2005)

Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

KCFCC Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

KCFCC Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay, Original

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

President's Award [Winner] (2016)


Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Sierra Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Screenplay, Original

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Latino Entertainment Journalists Association Film Awards

LEJA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Screenwriter of the Year

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

ALFS Award [Winner] (2005)

Screenwriter of the Year

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2004)

Screenwriter of the Year

Adaptation. (2002)

ALFS Award [Winner] (2001)

Screenwriter of the Year

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Animation

Anomalisa (2015)

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Screenplay

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

LAFCA Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Mill Valley Film Festival

Audience Award [Winner] (2015)

Animation

Anomalisa (2015)

Munich Film Festival

High Hopes Award [Winner] (2002)


Human Nature (2001)

Music City Film Critics' Association Awards

MCFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

MCFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Film

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

National Board of Review, USA

NBR Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

NBR Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Human Nature (2001)
Adaptation. (2002)
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Screenplay

Tied with Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for The... More

Tied with Charles Randolph and Adam McKay for The Big Short (2015) in 2nd place.


Anomalisa (2015)

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Screenplay

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

NSFC Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Nominee] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

NYFCC Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

New York Film Critics, Online

NYFCO Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

NCFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

North Dakota Film Society

NDFS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Director

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

NDFS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Picture

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

NDFS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

OFCC Award [Winner] (2008)

Best First Film

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

Online Association of Female Film Critics

OAFFC Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Animated Picture

Anomalisa (2015)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best First Feature

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Adaptation. (2002)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Being John Malkovich (1999)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best First Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Original Screenplay

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Breakthrough Filmmaker

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2005)

Best Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Original Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Debut

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Creative Impact in Directing Award [Winner] (2016)


Anomalisa (2015)

PEN Center USA West Literary Awards

Literary Award [Winner] (2006)

Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Literary Award [Winner] (2003)

Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

PGA Awards

PGA Award [Nominee] (2016)

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

Anomalisa (2015)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Adaptation. (2002)

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

MovieZone Award [Nominee] (2016)


Anomalisa (2015)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

SDFCS Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay, Adapted

Adaptation. (2002)

SDFCS Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Screenplay, Original

Being John Malkovich (1999)

San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle

SFBAFCC Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Film of the Year [Nominee] (2016)


Anomalisa (2015)

Santa Fe Film Critics Circle Awards

SFFCC Award [Winner] (2000)

Best Original Screenplay

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Satellite Awards

Golden Satellite Award [Winner] (2003)

Best Screenplay, Adapted

Adaptation. (2002)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Screenplay, Original

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Nebula Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Script

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Nebula Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Script

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Seattle Film Critics Awards

Seattle Film Critics Award [Nominee] (2016)

Best Animated Feature

Anomalisa (2015)

Seattle Film Critics Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay, Original

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

Time-Machine Honorary Award [Winner] (2008)


Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

SEFCA Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Winner] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Based on the novel by Iain Reid.

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TFCA Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original

Anomalisa (2015)

TFCA Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

TFCA Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

TFCA Award [Winner] (1999)

Best Screenplay
Tied with Paul Thomas Anderson for Magnolia (1999).

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Tromsø International Film Festival

FIPRESCI Prize [Winner] (2016)


Anomalisa (2015)

Aurora Award [Nominee] (2016)


Anomalisa (2015)

USC Scripter Award

USC Scripter Award [Nominee] (2003)


Adaptation. (2002)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

UFCA Award [Winner] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

UFCA Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

UFCA Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Screenplay

Anomalisa (2015)

Venice Film Festival

Grand Special Jury Prize [Winner] (2015)


Anomalisa (2015)

Future Film Festival Digital Award [Winner] (2015)


Anomalisa (2015)

Golden Lion [Nominee] (2015)


Anomalisa (2015)

Green Drop Award [Nominee] (2015)


Anomalisa (2015)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Screenplay
4th place.

Anomalisa (2015)

VVFP Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

VVFP Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Adapted Screenplay

I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

WAFCA Award [Winner] (2004)

Best Screenplay, Original

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

WAFCA Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

World Soundtrack Awards

World Soundtrack Award [Winner] (2016)

Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film
For the song "None Of Them Are You".

Anomalisa (2015)

Writers Guild of America, USA

WGA Award (Screen) [Winner] (2005)

Best Original Screenplay

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (2003)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Adaptation. (2002)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (2000)

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Being John Malkovich (1999)