Academy Awards, USA (1993)

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Mary McDonnell

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

John Sayles

Golden Globes, USA (1993)

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Mary McDonnell

Golden Globe [Nominee]

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

Alfre Woodard

Film Independent Spirit Awards (1993)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner]

Best Supporting Female

Alfre Woodard

Independent Spirit Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Male

David Strathairn

Image Awards (1995)

Image Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Alfre Woodard

New York Film Critics Circle Awards (1992)

NYFCC Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Actress

Alfre Woodard

Writers Guild of America, USA (1993)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee]

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

John Sayles