List of accolades received by the Alien, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator franchises

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List of accolades received by the Alien, Predator and Alien vs. Predator franchises
Sigourney Weaver 1989 Academy Awards.jpg

Sigourney Weaver has been critically lauded for her portrayal of Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise and has been nominated for both Academy and Golden Globe Awards for her performance in Aliens. Her success is considered as a milestone of the recognition to the science fiction genre.

Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 37 105
Footnotes

Alien, Predator, and Alien vs. Predator are three science fiction action/horror film franchises. The four Alien films were released respectively in 1979, 1986, 1992 and 1997, the three Predator films in 1987, 1990 and 2010, and the two crossover films in 2004 and 2007.

Aliens is the most awarded of the three franchises, with nominations in categories ranging from recognition of the visual and sound effects, the design of the recurring alien creature to the critically acclaimed performance of Sigourney Weaver in the role of Ellen Ripley, for which she earned nine nominations and two wins (Saturn Award for Best Actress and Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Award).[1]

The Alien vs. Predator films did not receive the same critical acclaim, and were both nominated for Golden Raspberry Awards. The Alien Quadrilogy and Alien Anthology DVD and Blu-ray Disc collections have both won medium-specific awards.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Alien franchise[edit]

Alien[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Awards[2] Best Art Direction Michael Seymour, Leslie Dilley, Roger Christian, and Ian Whittaker Nominated
Visual Effects H.R. Giger, Carlo Rambaldi, Brian Johnson, Nick Allder and Denys Ayling Won
British Academy Film Awards Anthony Asquith Award for Film Music Jerry Goldsmith Nominated
Best Costume Design John Mollo Nominated
Best Editing Terry Rawlings Nominated
Best Production Design Michael Seymour Won
Best Supporting Actor John Hurt Nominated
Best Sound Derrick Leather, Jim Shields and Bill Rowe Won
Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Role Sigourney Weaver Nominated
British Society of Cinematographers Best Cinematography Award Derek Vanlint Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Original Score Jerry Goldsmith Nominated
Grammy Awards Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special Jerry Goldsmith Nominated
Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Won
San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Cinematography and Special Effects Won
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film Won
Best Actress Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Best Director Ridley Scott Won
Best Writing Dan O'Bannon Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Veronica Cartwright Won
Best Make-up Pat Hay Nominated
Best Special Effects Brian Johnson and Nick Allder Nominated

Aliens[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Awards Top Box Office Film James Horner Won
Academy Awards[1] Best Actress in a Leading Role Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Best Art Direction Peter Lamont and Crispian Sallis Nominated
Best Editing Ray Lovejoy Nominated
Best Original Score James Horner Nominated
Best Sound Graham V. Hartstone, Nicolas le Messurier, Michael A. Carter and Roy Charman Nominated
Best Sound Editing Don Sharpe Won
Best Visual Effects Robert Skotak, Stan Winston, John Richardson and Suzanne Benson Won
British Academy Film Awards[3] Best Sound Don Sharpe, Roy Charman and Graham V. Hartstone Nominated
Best Production Design Peter Lamont Nominated
Best Special Visual Effects Robert Skotak, Brian Johnson, John Richardson and Stan Winston Won
Best Makeup Peter Robb-King Nominated
Artios Awards Best Casting for Feature Film, Drama Mike Fenton, Jane Feindberg and Judy Taylor Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing Don Sharpe Won
Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Won
Japanese Academy Awards Outstanding Foreign Language Film Nominated
Kinema Junpo Awards Readers' Choice Award for Best Foreign Language Film James Cameron Won
Saturn Awards[4] Best Science Fiction Film Won
Best Actor Michael Biehn Nominated
Best Actress Sigourney Weaver Won
Best Supporting Actor Bill Paxton Won
Best Supporting Actress Jenette Goldstein Won
Best Performance by a Younger Actor Carrie Henn Won
Best Director James Cameron Won
Best Writing Won
Best Costume Emma Porteus Nominated
Best Make-Up Peter Robb-King Nominated
Best Special Effects Stan Winston, Robert Skotak and Dennis Skotak Won
Young Artist Awards Exceptional Performance by a Young Actress, Supporting Role in a Feature Film - Comedy, Fantasy or Drama Carrie Henn Nominated

Alien 3[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Richard Edlund, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and George Gibbs Nominated
British Academy Film Awards Best Special Effects Nominated
Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Nominated
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing Won
MTV Movie Awards[5] Best Action Sequence Aliens chase through a tunnel Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Best Actress Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Charles S. Dutton Nominated
Best Director David Fincher Nominated
Best Writing David Giler, Walter Hill and Larry Ferguson Nominated
Best Costume Rob Ringwood and David Perry Nominated
Best Special Effects Richard Edlund, Alec Gillis, Tom Woodruff Jr. and George Gibbs Nominated

Alien Resurrection[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress - Sci-Fi Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Favorite Supporting Actress - Sci-Fi Winona Ryder Won
Bogey Awards Bogey Award 20th Century Fox Won
Golden Satellite Awards Best Animated or Mixed Media Feature Bill Badalato, Gordon Carroll, David Giler and Walter Hill Nominated
Hasty Pudding Theatricals Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year Sigourney Weaver (also for The Ice Storm and Snow White: A Tale of Terror) Won
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Best Actress Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Winona Ryder Nominated
Best Director Jean-Pierre Jeunet Nominated
Best Costume Rob Ringwood Nominated
Best Special Effects Pitof, Eric Henry, Alec Gillis and Tom Woodruff Jr. Nominated
Stinkers Bad Movie Awards[6]
Worst Actress Sigourney Weaver Nominated
Worst Supporting Actress Winona Ryder Nominated
Worst Sequel Nominated
The Sequel Nobody Was Clamoring For Nominated

DVD and Blu-ray Disc re-issues[edit]

Alien Quadrilogy[edit]
Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
DVD Exclusive Awards DVDX Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD)
Ridley Scott, Ronald Shusett, Terry Rawlings, Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton and John Hurt
(only for Alien)
Won
James Cameron, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, Carrie Henn, Christopher Henn, Lance Henriksen, Gale Anne Hurd, Pat McClung, Bill Paxton, Dennis Skotak, Robert Skotak and Stan Winston
(only for Aliens)
Nominated
Best Overall DVD, Classic Movie (Including All Extra Features) Charles de Lauzirika Won
Best New Movie Scenes (Finished-Edited Into Movie or Stand-Alone) Charles de Lauzirika and David Crowther
(only for Alien 3 and Alien Resurrection)
Nominated
Sierra Awards Best DVD Won
Satellite Awards Best DVD Extra Nominated
Best Overall DVD Nominated
Saturn Awards Best DVD Collection Nominated
Alien Anthology[edit]
Organization Award category Result
IGN Movie Awards[7] Best Blu-ray Won
Sierra Awards Best DVD Won
Saturn Awards Best DVD Collection Won

Predator franchise[edit]

Predator[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Joel Hynek, Robert M. Greenberg, Richard Greenberg and Stan Winston Nominated
BMI Film Music Awards BMI Film Music Award Alan Silvestri Won
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects Richard Shorr Won
Hugo Awards Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Best Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger Nominated
Best Music Alan Silvestri Won
Best Special Effects Joel Hynek, Robert M. Greenberg, Richard Greenberg and Stan Winston Nominated

Predator 2[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
Australian Cinematographers Society Best Cinematographer Peter Levy Won
Fantasporto Best Film Stephen Hopkins Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film Nominated
Best Make-up Stan Winston and Scott H. Eddo Nominated
Best Special Effects Stan Winston and Joel Hynek Nominated

Predators[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
Black Reel Awards Best Supporting Actor Laurence Fishburne Nominated
Taurus World Stunt Awards Best High Work The stunt team fell off an 80' cliff, crashing to the water below. No CGI or wires were used.
(rewarded stunts: Heidi Pascoe, Bob Brown, Jeremy Fitzgerald, Ryan Ryusaki and Troy Robinson)
Won
Best Specialty Stunt Five people tumble and fall down a steep hill about 100' and end up going over an 80' cliff and freefall into the water. No CGI was used for this stunt. Won

Alien vs. Predator franchise[edit]

Alien vs. Predator[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
BMI Film Music Award BMI Film Music Award Harald Kloser Won
Golden Raspberry Awards[8] Worst Prequel or Sequel Nominated

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem[edit]

Organization Award category Recipients and nominees Result
MTV Movie Awards[9] Best Fight The Alien vs. the Predator Nominated
Golden Raspberry Awards[10] Worst Prequel or Sequel Nominated
Worst Excuse for a Horror Movie Nominated

Prometheus[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
2012 Golden Trailer Awards Summer 2012 Blockbuster Trailer Prometheus / "Not Alone", 20th Century Fox, Wild Card Nominated [11]
Best Sound Editing Prometheus, 20th Century Fox, Skip Film Nominated
Key Art Awards Digital "Weyland Industries" website Won [12]
Innovative Media Prometheus Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Art Direction Alex Cameron Won
Phoenix Film Critics Society Best Visual Effects Richard Stammers, Charley Henley and Martin Hill Nominated
Satellite Awards Visual Effects Richard Stammers, Charley Henley and Martin Hill Nominated [13]
Sound (Editing and Mixing) Victor Ray Ennis, Ann Scibelli, John Cucci and Mark P. Stoeckinger Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Noomi Rapace Nominated [14]
Choice Summer Movie – Action Prometheus Nominated
Choice Summer Movie Star – Female Charlize Theron (also for Snow White & the Huntsman) Nominated
2013 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Richard Stammers, Trevor Wood, Charley Henley and Martin Hill Nominated [15]
ADG Excellence in Production Design Award Fantasy Film Arthur Max Nominated [16]
BAFTA Awards Special Visual Effects Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth Nominated [17]
Critic's Choice Award Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Prometheus Nominated [18]
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing — Sound Effects and Foley in a Feature Film Prometheus Nominated [19]
Visual Effects Society Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture Xavier Bourque, Sam Cole, Simone Riginelli, Denis Scolan for "Engineers & the Orrery" Nominated [20]
Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture Julien Bolbach, Marco Genovesi, Martin Riedel, Marco Rolandi for "LV-233" Nominated
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture Paul Butterworth, Charley Henley, Allen Maris, Richard Stammers for Prometheus Nominated
London Film Critics' Circle Awards Supporting Actor of the Year Michael Fassbender Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Science Fiction Film Prometheus Nominated [21]
Best Supporting Actor Michael Fassbender Nominated

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