John Sayles's Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Artistic Diversity Award Scottsdale International Film Festival
2007 Best Screenplay San Sebastián International Film Festival Honeydripper (2007)
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award St. Louis International Film Festival Maggie Renzi,
2005 Ian McLellan Hunter Award Writers Guild of America, USA
2003 Golden Orange Award Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Sunshine State (2002)
2002 Storyteller Award Taos Talking Picture Festival Maggie Renzi,
1999 Taskforce Award Chlotrudis Awards
1999 Golden Space Needle Award Seattle International Film Festival Best Director Limbo (1999)
1997 Solidarity Award San Sebastián International Film Festival Men with Guns (1997)
1997 OCIC Award San Sebastián International Film Festival Men with Guns (1997)
1997 FIPRESCI Prize San Sebastián International Film Festival Men with Guns (1997)
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Screenplay, Original Lone Star (1996)
1997 SEFCA Award Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Lone Star (1996)
1996 Filmmaker Award Gotham Awards
1996 International Critics Award Gérardmer Film Festival The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
1996 Lone Star Film & Television Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Best Director Lone Star (1996)
1996 Lone Star Film & Television Award Lone Star Film & Television Awards Best Screenplay Lone Star (1996)
1996 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Director Lone Star (1996)
1996 STFC Award Society of Texas Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay, Original Lone Star (1996)
1993 Grand Prix Ghent International Film Festival Passion Fish (1992)
1992 Special Achievement Award London Critics Circle Film Awards For services to the American independent cinema.
1991 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay City of Hope (1991)
1991 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival City of Hope (1991)
1990 Edgar Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Television Feature or Miniseries Shannon's Deal (1989)
1987 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Original Long Form Unnatural Causes (1986) Martin M. Goldstein, (story) Stephen Doran, (story) Robert Jacobs, (story)
1985 Special Jury Recognition Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Non-Competition The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
1984 Caixa de Catalunya Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Best Screenplay The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
1980 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Outstanding Independent Feature Go for Sisters (2013)
2013 Audience Award SXSW Film Festival Narrative Spotlight Go for Sisters (2013)
2011 Gawad Urian Award Gawad Urian Awards Best Direction (Pinakamahusay na Direksyon) Amigo (2010)
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Theatrical or Television) Honeydripper (2007)
2004 Movies for Grownups Award AARP Movies for Grownups Awards Best Screenwriter Casa de los babys (2003)
2004 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Silver City (2004)
1999 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Limbo (1999)
1997 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Lone Star (1996)
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Lone Star (1996)
1997 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Screenplay - Original Lone Star (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Lone Star (1996)
1997 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay Lone Star (1996)
1997 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Lone Star (1996)
1997 Golden Seashell San Sebastián International Film Festival Men with Guns (1997)
1997 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Lone Star (1996)
1996 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
1996 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
1994 Tokyo Grand Prix Tokyo International Film Festival The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)
1993 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Passion Fish (1992)
1993 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Passion Fish (1992)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director City of Hope (1991)
1992 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Screenplay City of Hope (1991)
1991 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival City of Hope (1991)
1990 USC Scripter Award USC Scripter Award Eight Men Out (1988) Eliot Asinof, (author)
1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Director Matewan (1987)
1988 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Matewan (1987)
1987 Critics Award Deauville Film Festival Matewan (1987)
1985 Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival Dramatic The Brother from Another Planet (1984)
1981 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Alligator (1980)
1981 WGA Award (Screen) Writers Guild of America, USA Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)

3rd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1980 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979)
Sources:
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