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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1997 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Lone Star (1996)
1993 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Passion Fish (1992)

Golden Globes, USA

1997 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Lone Star (1996)

BAFTA Awards

1997 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Original
Lone Star (1996)

20/20 Awards

2017 Nominee
Felix
Best Original Screenplay
Lone Star (1996)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2004 Nominee
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Screenwriter
Casa de los babys (2003)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

1981 Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Writing
Alligator (1980)

Black Reel Awards

2014 Nominee
Black Reel
Outstanding Independent Feature
Go for Sisters (2013)

Cannes Film Festival

1999 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Limbo (1999)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1997 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
Lone Star (1996)
Best Screenplay
Lone Star (1996)
1992 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Director
City of Hope (1991)
Best Screenplay
City of Hope (1991)

Chlotrudis Awards

1999 Winner
Taskforce Award

Deauville Film Festival

1991 Nominee
Critics Award
City of Hope (1991)
1987 Nominee
Critics Award
Matewan (1987)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1990 Winner
Edgar
Best Television Feature or Miniseries
Shannon's Deal (1989)

Film Independent Spirit Awards

1997 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Screenplay
Lone Star (1996)
1996 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
Best Screenplay
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
1988 Nominee
Independent Spirit Award
Best Director
Matewan (1987)
Best Screenplay
Matewan (1987)

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards

2003 Winner
Golden Orange Award
Sunshine State (2002)

For his witty satire that insightfully examines Florida's historic past, expanding present and ... More

For his witty satire that insightfully examines Florida's historic past, expanding present and uncertain future.


Gawad Urian Awards

2011 Nominee
Gawad Urian Award
Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon)
Amigo (2010)

Ghent International Film Festival

1993 Winner
Grand Prix
Passion Fish (1992)

Gotham Awards

1996 Winner
Filmmaker Award

Gérardmer Film Festival

1996 Winner
International Critics Award
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

Image Awards (NAACP)

2008 Nominee
Image Award
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television)
Honeydripper (2007)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

1991 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Screenplay
City of Hope (1991)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1992 Winner
Special Achievement Award
For services to the American independent cinema.

Lone Star Film & Television Awards

1996 Winner
Lone Star Film & Television Award
Best Director
Lone Star (1996)
Best Screenplay
Lone Star (1996)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1980 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Screenplay
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1981 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1980 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2007 Winner
Best Screenplay
Honeydripper (2007)
2004 Nominee
Golden Seashell
Silver City (2004)
1997 Winner
Solidarity Award
Men with Guns (1997)
Winner
OCIC Award
Men with Guns (1997)
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Men with Guns (1997)
Nominee
Golden Seashell
Men with Guns (1997)

Satellite Awards

1997 Winner
Golden Satellite Award
Best Screenplay, Original
Lone Star (1996)

Scottsdale International Film Festival

2011 Winner
Artistic Diversity Award

Seattle International Film Festival

1999 Winner
Golden Space Needle Award
Best Director
Limbo (1999)

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

1984 Winner
Caixa de Catalunya
Best Screenplay
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

Society of Texas Film Critics Awards

1996 Winner
STFC Award
Best Director
Lone Star (1996)
Best Screenplay, Original
Lone Star (1996)

Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards

1997 Winner
SEFCA Award
Best Director
Lone Star (1996)

St. Louis International Film Festival

2007 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
Shared with:

Sundance Film Festival

1985 Winner
Special Jury Recognition
Dramatic Non-Competition
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Dramatic
The Brother from Another Planet (1984)

SXSW Film Festival

2013 Nominee
Audience Award
Narrative Spotlight
Go for Sisters (2013)

Taos Talking Picture Festival

2002 Winner
Storyteller Award
Shared with:

Tokyo International Film Festival

1994 Nominee
Tokyo Grand Prix
The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
1991 Winner
Tokyo Grand Prix
City of Hope (1991)

USC Scripter Award

1990 Nominee
USC Scripter Award
Eight Men Out (1988)
Shared with:

Writers Guild of America, USA

2005 Winner
Ian McLellan Hunter Award
1997 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Lone Star (1996)
1993 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen
Passion Fish (1992)
1987 Winner
WGA Award (TV)
Original Long Form
Unnatural Causes (1986)
Shared with:
1981 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

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