Academy Awards, USA (1987)

Oscar [Winner]

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Marlee Matlin

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Picture

Burt Sugarman
Patrick J. Palmer

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Actor in a Leading Role

William Hurt

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Piper Laurie

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Hesper Anderson
Mark Medoff

Golden Globes, USA (1987)

Golden Globe [Winner]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Marlee Matlin

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

William Hurt

BAFTA Awards (1987)

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Screenplay - Adapted

Hesper Anderson
Mark Medoff

Berlin International Film Festival (1987)

Reader Jury of the "Berliner Morgenpost" [Winner]


Randa Haines

Silver Berlin Bear [Winner]


Randa Haines

Golden Berlin Bear [Nominee]


Randa Haines

Directors Guild of America, USA (1987)

DGA Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Randa Haines

Guild of German Art House Cinemas (1988)

Guild Film Award - Silver [Winner]

Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)

Randa Haines

National Board of Review, USA (1986)

NBR Award [Winner]

Top Ten Films

Writers Guild of America, USA (1987)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee]

Best Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Hesper Anderson
Mark Medoff