Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (1992)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

Carol Sobieski's nomination was posthumous, for ... More

Carol Sobieski's nomination was posthumous, for she died from liver disease the year before the film's release.


Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1991)

Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or a Special

Sarah, Plain and Tall (1991)

Primetime Emmy [Nominee] (1977)

Outstanding Writing in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy - Adaptation

Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking (1976)

20/20 Awards

Felix [Nominee] (2012)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Razzie Awards

Razzie Award [Nominee] (1983)

Worst Screenplay

Annie (1982)

USC Scripter Award

USC Scripter Award [Winner] (1992)


Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Writers Guild of America, USA

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (1992)

Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Laurel Award for TV Writing Achievement [Winner] (1991)


WGA Award (TV) [Nominee] (1984)

Episodic Drama
For Two Marriages: Pilot (1983).

Two Marriages (1983)