Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (2018)

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Dunkirk (2017)

Oscar [Nominee] (2018)

Best Achievement in Directing

Dunkirk (2017)

Oscar [Nominee] (2011)

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Inception (2010)

Oscar [Nominee] (2011)

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Oscar [Nominee] (2002)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Memento (2000)

BAFTA Awards

David Lean Award for Direction [Nominee] (2018)


Dunkirk (2017)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Film

Dunkirk (2017)

David Lean Award for Direction [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Screenplay (Original)

Inception (2010)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Film

Inception (2010)

AACTA International Awards

AACTA International Award [Winner] (2018)

Best Direction

Dunkirk (2017)

AACTA International Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Screenplay

Dunkirk (2017)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Director

Tenet (2020)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Writing

Tenet (2020)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Writing

Interstellar (2014)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Director

Interstellar (2014)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Director

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Writing

Inception (2010)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Writing

The Dark Knight (2008)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Saturn Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Writing

Batman Begins (2005)

Saturn Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Director

Batman Begins (2005)

AFI Awards, USA

AFI Award [Winner] (2002)

Screenwriter of the Year

Memento (2000)

African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)

AAFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

EDA Special Mention Award [Winner] (2021)

Hall of Shame

For insisting that TENET be screened exclusively ... More

For insisting that TENET be screened exclusively in theaters during a pandemic.


EDA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

EDA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Picture

Inception (2010)

EDA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

EDA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Amanda Awards, Norway

Amanda [Nominee] (2015)

Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
USA

Interstellar (2014)

Amanda [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)

Inception (2010)

American Cinema Editors, USA

Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award [Winner] (2011)


American Screenwriters Association, USA

Discover Screenwriting Award [Nominee] (2002)


Memento (2000)

American Society of Cinematographers, USA

Board of the Governors Award [Winner] (2009)


Art Directors Guild

Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award [Winner] (2015)


ASECAN

ASECAN Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Foreign Film

Dunkirk (2017)

Atlanta Film Critics Circle

AFCC Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Austin Film Critics Association

AFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

AFCA Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

AFCA Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

Awards Circuit Community Awards

ACCA [Nominee] (2017)

Best Motion Picture

Dunkirk (2017)

ACCA [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

ACCA [Nominee] (2014)

Best Motion Picture

Interstellar (2014)

ACCA [Nominee] (2014)

Best Original Screenplay

Interstellar (2014)

ACCA [Winner] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Davis Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

ACCA [Nominee] (2010)

Best Motion Picture

Inception (2010)

ACCA [Nominee] (2010)

Best Achievement in Directing

Inception (2010)

Davis Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Motion Picture

Inception (2010)

ACCA [Winner] (2008)

Best Motion Picture

The Dark Knight (2008)

ACCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

ACCA [Nominee] (2008)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

ACCA [Nominee] (2006)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Prestige (2006)

ACCA [Winner] (2001)

Best Original Screenplay

Memento (2000)

ACCA [Nominee] (2001)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

BAFTA/LA Britannia Awards

Britannia Award [Winner] (2010)

Artistic Excellence in Directing

Blue Ribbon Awards

Blue Ribbon Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Foreign Film

The Dark Knight (2008)

Bodil Awards

Bodil [Nominee] (2018)

Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)

Dunkirk (2017)

Bodil [Nominee] (2011)

Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)

Inception (2010)

Bodil [Nominee] (2009)

Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards

BSFC Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Bram Stoker Awards

Bram Stoker Award [Winner] (2001)

Screenplay

Memento (2000)

British Independent Film Awards

British Independent Film Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Foreign Independent Film - English Language

Memento (2000)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Action Movie

Inception (2010)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Screenplay, Original

Inception (2010)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Action Movie

The Dark Knight (2008)

Critics Choice Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Critics Choice Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Capri, Hollywood

Capri Director Award [Winner] (2017)


Dunkirk (2017)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

COFCA Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

CFCA Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2014)

Best Director

Interstellar (2014)

CFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Screenplay, Original

Inception (2010)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Screenplay, Adapted

The Dark Knight (2008)

CFCA Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

CFCA Award [Nominee] (2002)

Most Promising Director

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle Awards

CIFCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Chicago International Film Festival

Career Achievement Award [Winner] (2008)


Chinese American Film Festival (C.A.F.F.)

Golden Angel Award [Winner] (2020)

Most Popular U.S. Film in China

Tenet (2020)

Chlotrudis Awards

Chlotrudis Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal

Cinema Bloggers Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Director - International Competition

Interstellar (2014)

Cinema Bloggers Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Screenplay - International Competition

Interstellar (2014)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize [Nominee] (2018)

Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
USA.

Dunkirk (2017)

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign-Language Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
USA/UK

Inception (2010)

Cinema for Peace Awards

Cinema for Peace Award [Nominee] (2018)

Most Valuable Film of the Year

Dunkirk (2017)

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

CEC Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Dunkirk (2017)

CEC Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Interstellar (2014)

CEC Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Inception (2010)

CEC Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

The Dark Knight (2008)

CinEuphoria Awards

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2013)

Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2011)

Best Film - Audience Award

Inception (2010)

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2011)

Top Ten of the Year - Audience Award

Inception (2010)

CinEuphoria [Winner] (2011)

Best Screenplay - International Competition

Inception (2010)

Columbus Film Critics Association

COFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Czech Lions

Czech Lion [Winner] (2011)

Best Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)

Inception (2010)

César Awards, France

César [Nominee] (2018)

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Dunkirk (2017)

César [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Inception (2010)

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director
3rd place

Dunkirk (2017)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay

Inception (2010)

DFWFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Russell Smith Award [Winner] (2002)


Memento (2000)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

Robert [Nominee] (2018)

Best Non-American Film (Årets ikke-amerikanske film)

Dunkirk (2017)

Robert [Nominee] (2015)

Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)

Interstellar (2014)

Robert [Nominee] (2013)

Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Robert [Winner] (2011)

Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)

Inception (2010)

Robert [Nominee] (2009)

Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Robert [Nominee] (2003)

Best American Film (Årets amerikanske film)

Insomnia (2002)

David di Donatello Awards

David [Winner] (2018)

Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)

Dunkirk (2017)

David [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)

Inception (2010)

Deauville Film Festival

Jury Special Prize [Winner] (2000)


Memento (2000)

Critics Award [Winner] (2000)


Memento (2000)

CinéLive Award [Winner] (2000)


Memento (2000)

Grand Special Prize [Nominee] (2000)


Memento (2000)

Denver Film Critics Society

DFCS Award [Winner] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Director

Interstellar (2014)

DFCS Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

DFCS Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Dinard British Film Festival

Silver Hitchcock [Winner] (1999)


Following (1998)

Golden Hitchcock [Nominee] (1999)


Following (1998)

Directors Guild of America, USA

DGA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film

Dunkirk (2017)

DGA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Inception (2010)

DGA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

The Dark Knight (2008)

DGA Award [Nominee] (2002)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Memento (2000)

Dragon Awards

Dragon Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

Tenet (2020)

Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

DFCC [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

DFCC [Nominee] (2017)

Best Screenplay
7th place

Dunkirk (2017)

DFCC [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director
4th place

Inception (2010)

DFCC [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director
5th place

The Dark Knight (2008)

DVD Exclusive Awards

DVD Premiere Award [Nominee] (2003)

Best Audio Commentary, New Release
For the Limited Edition.

Memento (2000)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Edgar [Winner] (2002)

Best Motion Picture

Memento (2000)

Empire Awards, UK

Empire Award [Winner] (2015)

Best Director

Interstellar (2014)

Inspiration Award [Winner] (2015)


Empire Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Director

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Empire Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Film

Inception (2010)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Empire Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Empire Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Film

The Dark Knight (2008)

Empire Award [Winner] (2007)

Best Director

The Prestige (2006)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2006)

Best Director

Batman Begins (2005)

Empire Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

European Film Awards

EFA People's Choice Award [Nominee] (2018)


Dunkirk (2017)

Evening Standard British Film Awards

Special Award [Winner] (2011)


Faro Island Film Festival

Golden Train Award [Nominee] (2000)

Best Film

Memento (2000)

Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards

FCCA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Film - English Language

Inception (2010)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

FFCC Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

FFCC Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

FFCC Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Fotogramas de Plata

Fotogramas de Plata [Winner] (2018)

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Dunkirk (2017)

GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2018)

Director of the Year

Dunkirk (2017)

Gaudí Awards

Gaudí Award [Winner] (2018)

Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
UK

Dunkirk (2017)

Gaudí Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best European Film (Millor Pel·lícula Europea)
USA/UK

Inception (2010)

Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA)

GAFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Globes de Cristal Awards, France

Globe de Cristal [Nominee] (2018)

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Dunkirk (2017)

Gold Derby Awards

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2020)

Original Screenplay of the Decade

Inception (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2020)

Motion Picture of the Decade
3rd place

Inception (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2020)

Director of the Decade
3rd place

Inception (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2018)

Motion Picture

Dunkirk (2017)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2018)

Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2015)

Motion Picture

Interstellar (2014)

Gold Derby Award [Winner] (2011)

Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2011)

Director

Inception (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2011)

Motion Picture

Inception (2010)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Director of the Decade

The Dark Knight (2008)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Creative Person of the Decade

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2010)

Original Screenplay of the Decade

Memento (2000)

Gold Derby Award [Winner] (2009)

Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2009)

Motion Picture

The Dark Knight (2008)

Gold Derby Award [Nominee] (2009)

Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

Golden Eagle Awards, Russia

Golden Eagle [Nominee] (2013)

Best Foreign Film

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director - Motion Picture

Dunkirk (2017)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director - Motion Picture

Inception (2010)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2011)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Inception (2010)

Golden Globe [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Memento (2000)

Golden Schmoes Awards

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director of the Year

Dunkirk (2017)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2014)

Best Director of the Year

Interstellar (2014)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2012)

Best Director of the Year

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2010)

Best Director of the Year

Inception (2010)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay of the Year

Inception (2010)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2008)

Best Director of the Year

The Dark Knight (2008)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2008)

Best Screenplay of the Year

The Dark Knight (2008)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2006)

Best Director of the Year

The Prestige (2006)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2006)

Best Screenplay of the Year

The Prestige (2006)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2005)

Best Director of the Year

Batman Begins (2005)

Golden Schmoes [Nominee] (2005)

Best Screenplay of the Year

Batman Begins (2005)

Golden Schmoes [Winner] (2001)

Best Screenplay of the Year

Memento (2000)

Goya Awards

Goya [Nominee] (2009)

Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Heartland Film

Truly Moving Picture Award [Winner] (2014)


Interstellar (2014)

Hochi Film Awards

Hochi Film Award [Winner] (2020)

Best Foreign Language Film

Tenet (2020)

Hochi Film Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Foreign Language Film

The Dark Knight (2008)

Hollywood Film Awards

Hollywood Movie of the Year [Winner] (2010)


Inception (2010)

Hollywood Movie of the Year [Winner] (2008)


The Dark Knight (2008)

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay

Inception (2010)

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

HFCS Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

Huading Award

Huading Award [Nominee] (2015)

Best Global Director for a Motion Picture

Interstellar (2014)

Hugo Awards

Hugo [Nominee] (2021)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Tenet (2020)

Hugo [Nominee] (2015)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Interstellar (2014)

Hugo [Winner] (2011)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Inception (2010)

Hugo [Nominee] (2009)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

The Dark Knight (2008)

Hugo [Nominee] (2007)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

The Prestige (2006)

Hugo [Nominee] (2006)

Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form

Batman Begins (2005)

IGN Summer Movie Awards

IGN People's Choice Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Movie Director

Dunkirk (2017)

IGN Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Indiana Film Journalists Association, US

IFJA Award [Nominee] (2012)

Best Director

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

IFJA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

IFJA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay

Inception (2010)

International Cinephile Society Awards

ICS Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Director
Tied with Gus Van Sant for Milk (2008)

The Dark Knight (2008)

ICS Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

INOCA [Winner] (2011)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

INOCA [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

INOCA [Nominee] (2009)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

INOCA [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

International Online Film Critics' Poll

IOFCP Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Iowa Film Critics Awards

IFC Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

IFC Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Irish Film and Television Awards

IFTA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best International Film

Dunkirk (2017)

IFTA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best International Film

Inception (2010)

IFTA Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best International Film

Batman Begins (2005)

Audience Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best International Film

Batman Begins (2005)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

Silver Ribbon [Nominee] (2011)

Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)

Inception (2010)

Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)

IOMA [Winner] (2011)

Best Director (Miglior regia)

Inception (2010)

IOMA [Winner] (2011)

Best Picture (Miglior film)

Inception (2010)

IOMA [Winner] (2011)

Best Original Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura originale)

Inception (2010)

IOMA [Winner] (2007)

Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)

The Prestige (2006)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

KCFCC Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

KCFCC Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Screenplay, Original

Inception (2010)

Kinema Junpo Awards

Kinema Junpo Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Language Film

Inception (2010)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Sierra Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Sierra Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2018)

Director of the Year

Dunkirk (2017)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Director of the Year

Inception (2010)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2011)

British Director of the Year

Inception (2010)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2009)

British Director of the Year

The Dark Knight (2008)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2007)

British Director of the Year

The Prestige (2006)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2006)

British Director of the Year

Batman Begins (2005)

ALFS Award [Winner] (2003)

British Director of the Year

Insomnia (2002)

ALFS Award [Winner] (2001)

British Screenwriter of the Year

Memento (2000)

ALFS Award [Nominee] (2001)

British Director of the Year

Memento (2000)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

LAFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

LAFCA Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

LAOFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Male Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Mainichi Film Concours

Mainichi Film Concours [Winner] (2009)

Best Foreign Film

The Dark Knight (2008)

MTV Movie + TV Awards

MTV Movie Award [Winner] (2002)

Best New Filmmaker

Memento (2000)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

NSFC Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

NYFCC Award [Nominee] (2001)

Best Screenplay
Tied with The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Memento (2000)

Newport International Film Festival, Rhode Island

Best Director Award [Winner] (1999)


Following (1998)

Jury Award [Nominee] (1999)

Best Film

Following (1998)

Nikkan Sports Film Awards

Nikkan Sports Film Award [Nominee] (2020)

Best Foreign Film

Tenet (2020)

North Carolina Film Critics Association

NCFCA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

North Texas Film Critics Association, US

NTFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director
3rd place

Dunkirk (2017)

NTFCA Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards

OFCC Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Picture

Dunkirk (2017)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Inception (2010)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Picture

Inception (2010)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Picture

The Dark Knight (2008)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

OFTA Film Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Memento (2000)

OFTA Film Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

Online Film Critics Society Awards

OFCS Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2009)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Prestige (2006)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Memento (2000)

OFCS Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Breakthrough Filmmaker

Memento (2000)

OFCS Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Sonny Bono Visionary Award [Winner] (2003)


PGA Awards

PGA Award [Nominee] (2018)

Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Dunkirk (2017)

PGA Award [Nominee] (2011)

Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Inception (2010)

PGA Award [Nominee] (2009)

Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

The Dark Knight (2008)

Phoenix Critics Circle

PCC Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

PFCS Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

PFCS Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Screenplay - Original

Inception (2010)

PFCS Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Screenplay - Original

Memento (2000)

PFCS Award [Winner] (2002)

Best Newcomer

Memento (2000)

PFCS Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

Prémios Fantastic

Fantastic Award (Prémios Fantastic) [Nominee] (2021)

Best International Film (Melhor Filme Internacional)

Tenet (2020)

Prêmio Guarani

Premio Guarani [Nominee] (2011)

Best Foreign Film

Inception (2010)

Rembrandt Awards

Rembrandt Award [Winner] (2011)

Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)

Inception (2010)

Rembrandt Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best International Film (Beste Buitenlandse Film)

The Dark Knight (2008)

Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

Rondo Statuette [Nominee] (2014)

Best Film

Interstellar (2014)

Rondo Statuette [Nominee] (2012)

Best Film

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Rondo Statuette [Nominee] (2010)

Best Film

Inception (2010)

Rondo Statuette [Winner] (2008)

Best Film

The Dark Knight (2008)

Rondo Statuette [Nominee] (2005)

Best Film

Batman Begins (2005)

Rotterdam International Film Festival

Tiger Award [Winner] (1999)


Following (1998)

San Diego Film Critics Society Awards

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Original Screenplay

Dunkirk (2017)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

SDFCS Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay, Original

Inception (2010)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

SFFCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

San Francisco International Film Festival

SKYY Prize [Winner] (1998)

Best First Feature

Following (1998)

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Modern Master Award [Winner] (2011)


Satellite Awards

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2018)

Best Screenplay, Original

Dunkirk (2017)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay, Original

Inception (2010)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Satellite Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Director

Memento (2000)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee] (2002)

Best Screenplay, Original

Memento (2000)

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Bradbury Award [Nominee] (2015)


Interstellar (2014)

Bradbury Award [Winner] (2011)


Inception (2010)

Nebula Award [Nominee] (2009)

Best Script

The Dark Knight (2008)

Nebula Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Script

The Prestige (2006)

Nebula Award [Nominee] (2007)

Best Script

Batman Begins (2005)

Scream Awards

Scream Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Scream Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Scream-Play

Inception (2010)

Scream Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Scream Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Scream-Play

The Dark Knight (2008)

Scream Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Director

Batman Begins (2005)

Scream Award [Winner] (2006)

Best Scream-Play

Batman Begins (2005)

Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online

Screenplay Competition [Nominee] (2014)

Best Original Screenplay

Interstellar (2014)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

Audience Award [Winner] (2013)

Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

SFX Awards, UK

SFX Award [Nominee] (2013)

Best Director

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

SFX Award [Winner] (2011)

Best Film

Inception (2010)

SFX Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Film Director

Inception (2010)

SFX Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Film Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

SFX Award [Winner] (2008)

Best Film

The Dark Knight (2008)

SFX Award [Winner] (2007)

Best Film Director

The Prestige (2006)

SFX Award [Nominee] (2005)

Best Director

Batman Begins (2005)

ShoWest Convention, USA

ShoWest Award [Winner] (2008)

Director of the Year

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

Prize of the Catalan Screenwriter's Critic and Writer's Association [Winner] (2000)


Memento (2000)

Slamdance Film Festival

Founder's Award [Winner] (2014)


Black & White Award [Winner] (1999)


Following (1998)

Grand Jury Prize [Nominee] (1999)


Following (1998)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

SEFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

SEFCA Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Original Screenplay

Memento (2000)

St. Louis Film Critics Association, US

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

SLFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Sundance Film Festival

Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award [Winner] (2001)


Memento (2000)

Grand Jury Prize [Nominee] (2001)

Dramatic

Memento (2000)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

TFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

TFCA Award [Winner] (2001)

Best Screenplay

Memento (2000)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

UFCA Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

UFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Director

Tied with David Fincher for The Social Network (... More

Tied with David Fincher for The Social Network (2010).


Inception (2010)

UFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Screenplay

Inception (2010)

UFCA Award [Nominee] (2008)

Best Director

The Dark Knight (2008)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

VFCC Award [Nominee] (2011)

Best Screenplay

Inception (2010)

Village Voice Film Poll

VVFP Award [Nominee] (2017)

Best Director
4th place.

Dunkirk (2017)

Visual Effects Society Awards

Visionary Award [Winner] (2011)


Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards

WAFCA Award [Winner] (2017)

Best Director

Dunkirk (2017)

WAFCA Award [Winner] (2010)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

WAFCA Award [Nominee] (2010)

Best Director

Inception (2010)

Writers Guild of America, USA

WGA Award (Screen) [Winner] (2011)

Best Original Screenplay

Inception (2010)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (2009)

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Dark Knight (2008)