1961 The Boy and the Dove (coursework with E. Ostashenko). Top prize (in debutants' competition) at the Children and Youth Film Festival in Venice (Italy), 1962.
1965 The First Teacher (thesis). “Volpi Cup” for Best Actress (N. Arinbasarova) at the Venice International Film Festival (Italy), 1966. Jussi Award for Best Foreign Director, Finland, 1973.
1967 The Story of Asya Klyachina, Who Loved But Did Not Marry. International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) award – Honorable Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1988. The Nika Award (Soviet Union) for Best Director, 1989.
1969 A Nest of Gentlefolk. Jussi Award for Best Foreign Director at the International Film Festival in Finland, 1973.
1970 Uncle Vanya. Silver Seashell at the San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain), 1971. The Jussi Award for Best Foreign Director at the International Film Festival in Finland, 1973.
1974 A Lover's Romance. Crystal Globe at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechoslovakia), 1974.
1979 Siberiade. Special Jury Prize at the Cannes International Film Festival (France), 1979.
1982 Split Cherry Tree (USA). Best Short Film Academy Award nomination.
1984 Maria's Lovers (USA). Silver Ribbon from the Italian National Syndicate of Film Critics and Journalists (Italy), 1985. Nominated for the “César” to Best Foreign Film, 1985.
1985 Runaway Train (USA). Golden Globes Award for Best Actor (drama) to Jon Voight (USA), 1986. Academy Award nominations for Best Film Editing, Best Actor (Jon Voight) and Best Supporting Actor (Eric Roberts), USA, 1986.
1994 Ryaba, My Chicken. Import Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival (Norway), 1995. Golden Palm nomination at the Cannes International Film Festival, 1994. Nika Award nomination for Best Film and Best Actress (Inna Churikova), 1995. Kinoshock Film Festival Award (Russia), 1994.
1997 The Odyssey (TV miniseries) (USA). Emmy Awards for Best Director of TV Miniseries and Best Special Effects for TV Miniseries (Mike McGee), 1997. Golden Globes nomination for Best TV Miniseries and Best Actor in TV Miniseries (Armand Assante), 1998.
2002 House of Fools. Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival 2002 (Italy). UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Award (2002). Jury Award – Honourable Mention at the 2002 Bergen International Film Festival (Norway).
2003 The Lion in Winter TV (USA). Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television award (Glenn Close) at the "2005 Golden Globes" (USA). Outstanding Director of a Mini-Series award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (Monaco). Winner of the 2004 Emmy award for Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (C. Boyle, M. Rubalcava, R. McGuirke). Golden Globe nomination in 2005 for Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television award and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Patrick Stewart).
2007 Gloss. Best Actress prize at the 2008 MTV-Russia film awards.
2007 In the Dark (Dans le noir) in the collective film "To Each His Own Cinema" (Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence).