Academy Awards, USA (1985)

Oscar [Winner]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Haing S. Ngor

Oscar [Winner]

Best Cinematography

Chris Menges

Oscar [Winner]

Best Film Editing

Jim Clark

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Picture

David Puttnam

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Sam Waterston

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Director

Roland Joffé

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Bruce Robinson

Golden Globes, USA (1985)

Golden Globe [Winner]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Haing S. Ngor

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Director - Motion Picture

Roland Joffé

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Sam Waterston

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Bruce Robinson

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Mike Oldfield

BAFTA Awards (1985)

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Actor

Haing S. Ngor

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Bruce Robinson

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Cinematography

Chris Menges

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Editing

Jim Clark

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Film

David Puttnam

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Most Outstanding Newcomer to Film

Haing S. Ngor

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Production Design/Art Direction

Roy Walker

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Sound

Ian Fuller
Clive Winter
Bill Rowe

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Actor

Sam Waterston

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Direction

Roland Joffé

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Make Up Artist

Tommie Manderson

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Score

Mike Oldfield

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Special Visual Effects

Fred Cramer

American Cinema Editors, USA (1985)

Eddie [Nominee]

Best Edited Feature Film

Jim Clark

Awards of the Japanese Academy (1986)

Award of the Japanese Academy [Nominee]

Best Foreign Language Film

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (1985)

BSFC Award [Winner]

Best Film

BSFC Award [Winner]

Best Actor

Haing S. Ngor

BSFC Award [Winner]

Best Supporting Actor

John Malkovich
For Places in the Heart

BSFC Award [Winner]

Best Cinematography

Chris Menges

César Awards, France (1986)

César [Nominee]

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Roland Joffé

David di Donatello Awards (1985)

David [Winner]

Best Foreign Producer (Migliore Produttore Straniero)

David Puttnam

David [Nominee]

Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)

Roland Joffé

David [Nominee]

Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)

Roland Joffé

Directors Guild of America, USA (1985)

DGA Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Roland Joffé

Guild of German Art House Cinemas (1986)

Guild Film Award - Silver [Winner]

Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)

Roland Joffé

London Critics Circle Film Awards (1986)

ALFS Award [Winner]

Director of the Year

Roland Joffé

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (1984)

LAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Cinematography

Chris Menges

LAFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Actor

John Malkovich
For Places in the Heart

National Board of Review, USA (1984)

NBR Award [Winner]

Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA (1985)

NSFC Award [Winner]

Best Supporting Actor

John Malkovich
For Places in the Heart

NSFC Award [Winner]

Best Cinematography

Chris Menges
For Comfort and Joy

New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1984)

NYFCC Award [Winner]

Best Cinematographer

Chris Menges

NYFCC Award [Nominee]

Best Film

Writers Guild of America, USA (1985)

WGA Award (Screen) [Winner]

Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Bruce Robinson