List of awards and nominations received by Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

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This page is a list of awards and nominations received by the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit has been nominated and won numerous awards received by the series' actors, writers, and producers since the show's inception. Star Mariska Hargitay has been nominated for an Emmy Award many times but eventually winning it in 2006 for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, and a Golden Globe in the category for Best Actress in a Television Drama Series, for her portrayal of Detective Olivia Benson in 2005. Hargitay also won a Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Series in 2009. Hargitay is the first cast member from any member of the Law & Order franchise to win an Emmy (as well as a Golden Globe) for her role on the show.

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Group Award Result Recipient(s)
2000 Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Jane Alexander
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Tracy Pollan
2001 Edgar Award Best Episode in a Television Series - Teleplay Won Michael R. Perry
for "Limitations"
Best Episode in a Television Series - Teleplay Nominated Michael R. Perry
for "Remorse"
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
2002 NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Won Ice-T
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Martha Plimpton
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Nominated Lisa Marie Petersen and Dawn DeNoon
for "Countdown"
2003 Edgar Award Best Episode in a Television Series - Teleplay Won Dawn DeNoon and Lisa Marie Petersen
for "Waste"
Satellite Award Best Television Series - Drama Nominated Regular Cast
Emmy Award Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Barbara Barrie
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
2004 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Marlee Matlin
for "Painless"
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mare Winningham
for "Manic"
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Ice-T
Screen Actors Guild Best Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Eddie Award Best Edited One-Hour Series for Television Nominated Douglas Ibold and Bonnie Koehler
for "Loss"
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Teleplay Nominated Jonathan Greene
for "Coerced"
2005 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Angela Lansbury
for "Coerced" and the Law & Order: Trial by Jury crossover episode, "Day"
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won Amanda Plummer
for "Weak"
Golden Globe Award Best Actress in a Television Drama Series Won Mariska Hargitay
first Golden Globe to be won by any cast member of the Law & Order franchise
ASCAP Award Top TV Series Won Atli Örvarsson
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
2006 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Won Mariska Hargitay
first Emmy to be won by any cast member of the Law & Order franchise
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Christopher Meloni
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Ice-T
Screen Actors Guild Best Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
ALMA Award Outstanding Script for a Television Drama or Comedy Won José Molina
for "Alien"
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
ASCAP Award Top TV Series Won Atli Örvarsson
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Teleplay Nominated Patrick Harbinson
for "911"
2007 Screen Actors Guild Best Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
People's Choice Award Favorite Scene Stealer in a Drama Series Nominated Richard Belzer
Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Marcia Gay Harden
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won Leslie Caron
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
2008 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Robin Williams
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won Cynthia Nixon
People's Choice Award Favorite Female TV Star Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Golden Globe Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
ALMA Award Outstanding Writing for a Television Series Nominated Mick Betancourt
for "Fight"
Eddie Award Best Edited One-Hour Series for Television Nominated Karen Stern
for "Paternity"
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
2009 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won Ellen Burstyn
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Brenda Blethyn
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Carol Burnett
Screen Actors Guild Best Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
PRISM Awards Drama Series-Mental Health Won
Peoples Choice Awards Favorite Scene Stealing Guest Star Won Robin Williams
Image Awards Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Nominated Jonathan Greene for "Ripped"
Gracie Allen Awards Outstanding Female Lead in a Drama Series Won Mariska Hargitay
Eddie Award Best Edited One-Hour Series for Television Nominated Karen Stern
for "Authority"
BMI TV Music Award Won Mike Post
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Teleplay Nominated Paul Grellong
for "Streetwise"
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Teleplay Nominated Judith McCreary
for "Signature"
2010 People's Choice Award Favorite Female TV Star Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Won Ann-Margret
Screen Actors Guild Best Female Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
NAACP Image Award Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Won Delroy Lindo
for "Baggage"
PRISM Awards Drama Series Episode Won "Hammered"
Eddie Award Best Edited One-Hour Series for Television Nominated Karen Stern
for "Hardwired"
2011 The Genesis Awards Dramatic Series Episode Nominated "Beef"
Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Mariska Hargitay
2012 NAACP Image Award[1] Outstanding Drama Series Won
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominated Ice-T
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated Anika Noni Rose
for "Scorched Earth"
Edgar Award Best Television Episode Teleplay Nominated Speed Weed
for "Mask"
Imagen Award[2] Best Primetime Television Program Pending N/A
ALMA Award[3] Outstanding Actor in a Drama Television Series Pending Danny Pino

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