Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2001)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Gladiator (2000)

Oscar [Nominee] (1994)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Shadowlands (1993)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1997)

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Special

Crime of the Century (1996)

BAFTA Awards

Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film [Nominee] (2014)


Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film [Nominee] (2013)


Les Misérables (2012)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Screenplay - Original

Gladiator (2000)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (1994)

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Shadowlands (1993)

BAFTA TV Award [Nominee] (1989)

Best Single Drama
For episode "Sweet as You Are (#4.3)".

Screen Two (1985)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Writing

Gladiator (2000)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2000)

Best Original Screenplay

Gladiator (2000)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Unbroken (2014)

CableACE Awards

CableACE [Nominee] (1997)

Writing a Movie or Miniseries

Crime of the Century (1996)

CableACE [Nominee] (1993)

Movie or Miniseries

A Private Matter (1992)

CableACE [Nominee] (1993)

Writing a Movie or Miniseries

A Private Matter (1992)

ACE [Nominee] (1989)

Writing a Movie or Miniseries

Life Story (1987)

ACE [Nominee] (1988)

Documentary Series

Lovelaw (1986)

Cabourg Romantic Film Festival

Grand Prix [Nominee] (2020)

Best Film

Hope Gap (2019)

Christopher Awards

Christopher Award [Winner] (2013)

Feature Films

Les Misérables (2012)

Humanitas Prize

Humanitas Prize [Nominee] (1997)

PBS/Cable Category

Crime of the Century (1996)

Humanitas Prize [Nominee] (1994)

Feature Film Category

Shadowlands (1993)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Screenplay, Original

Gladiator (2000)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Screenplay Adapted from Another Medium

Les Misérables (2012)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Unbroken (2014)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

Special Prize of the Jury [Winner] (1997)


Firelight (1997)

Golden Seashell [Nominee] (1997)


Firelight (1997)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Unbroken (2014)