List of accolades received by The X-Files

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This is a list of awards and nominations received by the American science fiction television series, The X-Files.

American Cinema Editors[edit]

Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1996 Best Edited One-Hour Series Heather MacDougall "Unruhe" Nominated
1997 Best Edited One-Hour Series Lynne Willingham "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated

Directors Guild of America[edit]

Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1995 Outstanding Directing – Drama Series (Night) Chris Carter "The List" Nominated
1997 Outstanding Directing – Drama Series (Night) Chris Carter "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
1998 Outstanding Directing – Drama Series (Night) Chris Carter "Triangle" Nominated

Emmy Awards[edit]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

3 wins out of 21 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1995 Outstanding Actress in a Guest Role – Drama Series C. C. H. Pounder Lucy Kazdin in "Duane Barry" Nominated
Outstanding Series – Drama See below Nominated
Outstanding Writing – Drama Series Chris Carter "Duane Barry" Nominated
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Guest Role – Drama Series Peter Boyle Clyde Bruckman in "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Won
Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Dana Scully Nominated
Outstanding Series – Series See below Nominated
Outstanding Writing – Drama Series Darin Morgan "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Won
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Fox Mulder Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Won
Outstanding Directing – Drama Series James Wong "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" Nominated
Outstanding Series – Drama See below Nominated
Outstanding Writing – Drama Series John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan "Memento Mori" Nominated
1998 Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Guest Role – Drama Series Veronica Cartwright Cassandra Spender in "Patient X"/"The Red and the Black" Nominated
Lili Taylor Marty Glenn in "Mind's Eye" Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Outstanding Directing – Drama Series Chris Carter "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
Outstanding Series – Drama See below Nominated
Outstanding Writing – Drama Series Chris Carter "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
1999 Outstanding Actress in a Guest Role – Drama Series Veronica Cartwright Cassandra Spender in "Two Fathers"/"One Son" Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated

^1995 "Best Drama Series" nominees Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin, James Wong, Glen Morgan, Howard Gordon, Rob Bowman, David Nutter, Joseph Patrick Finn, Kim Manners and Paul Rabwin
^1996 "Best Drama Series" nominees Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin, Howard Gordon, Joseph Patrick Finn, Rob Bowman, Kim Manners and Paul Rabwin
^1997 "Best Drama Series" nominees Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin, Howard Gordon, James Wong, Glen Morgan, Ken Horton, Joseph Patrick Finn, Rob Bowman, Kim Manners, Paul Rabwin, Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, Lori Jo Nemhauser
^1998 "Best Drama Series" nominees Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin, Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, Ken Horton, Joseph Patrick Finn, Rob Bowman, Kim Manners, Paul Rabwin, Lori Jo Nemhauser, John Shiban

Creative Emmy Awards[edit]

13 wins out of 40 nominations

Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1994 Outstanding Graphic Design and Title Sequences James Castle, Bruce Bryant, Carol Johnsen Won
1995 Outstanding Cinematography – Series John S. Bartley "One Breath" Nominated
Outstanding Editing – Series (Single-Camera Production) James Coblentz "Duane Barry" Nominated
Stephen Mark "Sleepless" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Series "Duane Barry" Nominated
1996 Outstanding Art Direction – Series Graeme Murray, Shirley Inget "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography – Series John S. Bartley "Grotesque" Won
Outstanding Sound Editing – Series "Nisei" Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Drama Series "Nisei" Won
1997 Outstanding Art Direction – Series "Memento Mori" Won
Outstanding Sound Editing – Series "Tempus Fugit" Won
Outstanding Editing – Series (Single-Camera Production) Jim Gross "Terma" Nominated
Heather MacDougall "Tempus Fugit" Nominated
Outstanding Makeup – Series Laverne Basham, Toby Lindala "Leonard Betts" Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition – Series (Dramatic Underscore) Mark Snow "Paper Hearts" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Drama Series "Tempus Fugit" Nominated
1998 Outstanding Art Direction – Series "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Won
Outstanding Cinematography – Series Joel Ransom "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
Outstanding Editing – Series (Single-Camera Production) Heather MacDougall "Kill Switch" Won
Casey O. Rohrs "Mind's Eye" Nominated
Lynne Willingham "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
Outstanding Makeup – Series "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition – Series (Dramatic Underscore) Mark Snow "The Post-Modern Prometheus" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Series "The Red and the Black" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Drama Series "The Red and the Black" Nominated
1999 Outstanding Art Direction – Series "One Son" Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography – Series Bill Roe "The Unnatural" Nominated
Outstanding Editing – Series (Single-Camera Production) Heather MacDougall "S.R. 819" Nominated
Outstanding Makeup – Series "Two Fathers" / "One Son" Won
Outstanding Music Composition – Series (Dramatic Underscore) Mark Snow "S.R. 819" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing – Series "Triangle" Nominated
2000 Outstanding Makeup – Series "Theef" Won
Outstanding Music Composition – Series (Dramatic Underscore) Mark Snow "Theef" Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing – Drama Series "First_Person_Shooter_(The_X-Files)" Won
Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Series "First_Person_Shooter_(The_X-Files)" Won
Outstanding Sound Editing – Series "[First_Person_Shooter_(The_X-Files)]]" Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Series "Rush" Nominated
2001 Outstanding Cinematography – Series (Single-Camera Production) Bill Roe "This Is Not Happening" Nominated
Outstanding Makeup – Series "Deadalive" Won
2002 Outstanding Music Composition – Series (Dramatic Underscore) Mark Snow "The Truth" Nominated

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

5 wins out of 12 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1994 Best Series – Drama Won
1995 Best Actor in Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Fox Mulder Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Dana Scully Nominated
1996 Best Actor in Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Won
Best Actress in Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Won
Best Series – Drama Won
1997 Best Actor in Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Best Actress in Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Best Series – Drama Won
1998 Best Actor in Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Best Actress in Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Best Series – Drama Nominated

Satellite Awards[edit]

2 wins out of 9 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1996 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Fox Mulder Won
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Dana Scully Nominated
Best Series – Drama Won
1997 Best Actor in a Leading Role – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Best Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Best Series – Drama Nominated
1998 Best Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Best Series – Drama Nominated
2000 Best Actress in a Leading Role – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated

Screen Actors Guild[edit]

2 wins out of 14 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1995 Outstanding Actor – Drama Series David Duchovny Fox Mulder Nominated
Outstanding Actress – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Dana Scully Won
1996 Outstanding Actor – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Outstanding Actress – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Won
Outstanding Cast – Drama Series Nominated
1997 Outstanding Actor – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Outstanding Actress – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Outstanding Cast – Drama Series Nominated
1998 Outstanding Actor – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Outstanding Actress – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
Outstanding Cast – Drama Series Nominated
1999 Outstanding Actor – Drama Series David Duchovny Nominated
Outstanding Actress – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated
2000 Outstanding Actress – Drama Series Gillian Anderson Nominated

Television Critics Association Awards[edit]

9 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1994 Outstanding Achievement in Drama Nominated
1995 Program of the Year Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Drama Nominated
1996 Outstanding Achievement in Drama Nominated
1997 Program of the Year Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Drama Nominated
Individual Achievement in Drama Gillian Anderson Dana Scully Nominated
Individual Achievement in Drama David Duchovny Fox Mulder Nominated
1998 Outstanding Achievement in Drama Nominated

Writers Guild of America[edit]

2 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1995 Best Writing – Episodic Drama Chris Carter "Duane Barry" Nominated
1996 Best Writing – Episodic Drama Darin Morgan "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Nominated

Young Artist Awards[edit]

1 win out of 2 nominations
Year Category Recipients and nominees Role/Episode Result
1999 Best Young Actor (age 10 and under) – Drama Series Jeffrey Schoeny Trevor in "Trevor" Nominated
2002 Best Young Actor in a Guest Role (age 10 and under) – Series Gavin Fink Tommy Conlon in "Scary Monsters" Won

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