Academy Awards, USA (1997)

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Picture

Simon Channing Williams

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Brenda Blethyn

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

Oscar [Nominee]

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Mike Leigh

Golden Globes, USA (1997)

Golden Globe [Winner]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Brenda Blethyn

Golden Globe [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture - Drama

Golden Globe [Nominee]

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

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

BAFTA Awards (1997)

Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film [Winner]


Simon Channing Williams
Mike Leigh

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Screenplay - Original

Mike Leigh

BAFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Brenda Blethyn

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Film

Simon Channing Williams
Mike Leigh

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Timothy Spall

BAFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

David Lean Award for Direction [Nominee]


Mike Leigh

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997)

Actor [Nominee]

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Brenda Blethyn

20/20 Awards (2017)

Felix [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

Felix [Nominee]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

Felix [Nominee]

Best Supporting Actress

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Felix [Nominee]

Best Original Screenplay

Mike Leigh

Felix [Nominee]

Best Picture

Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards (1998)

Silver Condor [Nominee]

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Mike Leigh

ASECAN (1997)

ASECAN Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Film

Mike Leigh

Association of Polish Filmmakers Critics Awards (1997)

Honorable Mention [Winner]

Best Foreign Film

Mike Leigh

Awards Circuit Community Awards (1996)

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture

Simon Channing Williams

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Brenda Blethyn

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

ACCA [Nominee]

Best Original Screenplay

Mike Leigh

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards (1996)

BSFC Award [Winner]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

BSFC Award [Winner]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

Camerimage (1996)

Golden Frog [Winner]


Dick Pope

Cannes Film Festival (1996)

Best Actress [Winner]


Brenda Blethyn

Palme d'Or [Winner]


Mike Leigh

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury [Winner]


Mike Leigh

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards (1997)

CFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

CFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

CFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

Chlotrudis Awards (1997)

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee]

Best Movie

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee]

Best Supporting Actress

Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Chlotrudis Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

César Awards, France (1997)

César [Nominee]

Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)

Mike Leigh

Directors Guild of America, USA (1997)

DGA Award [Nominee]

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Mike Leigh

Empire Awards, UK (1997)

Empire Award [Winner]

Best British Actress

Brenda Blethyn

European Film Awards (1996)

European Film Award [Nominee]

European Film of the Year

Simon Channing Williams

Film Independent Spirit Awards (1997)

Independent Spirit Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Film

Mike Leigh

Fotogramas de Plata (1997)

Fotogramas de Plata [Winner]

Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)

Mike Leigh

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics (1997)

Critics Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Film

Mike Leigh

Goya Awards (1997)

Goya [Winner]

Best European Film (Mejor Película Europea)

Mike Leigh

Guild of German Art House Cinemas (1997)

Guild Film Award - Silver [Winner]

Foreign Film (Ausländischer Film)

Mike Leigh

Humanitas Prize (1997)

Humanitas Prize [Winner]

Feature Film Category

Mike Leigh

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists (1997)

Silver Ribbon [Winner]

Best Female Dubbing (Migliore Doppiaggio Femminile)

Aurora Cancian

Silver Ribbon [Winner]

Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)

Mike Leigh

Kinema Junpo Awards (1998)

Kinema Junpo Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Language Film

Mike Leigh

Readers' Choice Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Language Film

Mike Leigh

London Critics Circle Film Awards (1997)

ALFS Award [Winner]

British Film of the Year

ALFS Award [Winner]

British Actress of the Year

Brenda Blethyn

ALFS Award [Winner]

British Director of the Year

Mike Leigh

ALFS Award [Nominee]

British Actor of the Year

Timothy Spall

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (1996)

LAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Picture

LAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

LAFCA Award [Winner]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

National Board of Review, USA (1996)

NBR Award [Winner]

Top Ten Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA (1997)

NSFC Award [Nominee]

Best Film

NSFC Award [Nominee]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

NSFC Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

Online Film & Television Association (1997)

OFTA Film Award [Winner]

Best Drama Actress

Brenda Blethyn

OFTA Film Award [Nominee]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

Prêmio Guarani (1998)

Premio Guarani [Winner]

Best Foreign Film

Mike Leigh

Sant Jordi Awards (1997)

Sant Jordi [Winner]

Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera)

Brenda Blethyn

Satellite Awards (1997)

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Simon Channing Williams

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Brenda Blethyn

Golden Satellite Award [Nominee]

Best Director

Mike Leigh

SESC Film Festival, Brazil (1997)

Audience Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)

Mike Leigh

Critics Award [Winner]

Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)

Mike Leigh

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards (1997)

SEFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Actress

Brenda Blethyn

SEFCA Award [Nominee]

Best Picture

Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Awards (1997)

SIYAD Award [Nominee]

Best Foreign Film

Writers Guild of America, USA (1997)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee]

Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Mike Leigh