List of accolades received by In Bruges
In Bruges is a 2008 British-American black comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two Irish hitmen in hiding, with Ralph Fiennes as their gangster boss. The film takes place—and was filmed—in the Belgian city of Bruges. The film opened on limited release in the United States on 8 February 2008. It premiered at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on 15 February 2008, and later went on full release in Ireland on 8 March 2008. The film opened 18 April 2008, in the United Kingdom.
In Bruges was nominated for seven awards by the British Independent Film Awards, including the Douglas Hickox Award (Debut Director), Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film and Best Screenplay, the latter of which it won. It was also nominated for two Satellite Awards: for Best Actor (Brendan Gleeson) and Best Film.
The film was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and both Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell were nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, which Farrell won at the 66th Golden Globe Awards ceremony, broadcast on 11 January 2009. McDonagh won the Best Original Screenplay award at the 62nd British Academy Film Awards in February 2009.
The film was nominated for Best Original Screenplay award at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009, but lost to Milk. In the same year, it won the Best International Film award at the 6th Irish Film & Television Awards.
Awards and nominations
|Award||Date of ceremony||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|Academy Awards||22 February 2009||Best Original Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|American Cinema Editor Awards||15 February 2009||Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical||Jon Gregory||Nominated|
|Boston Society of Film Critics Awards||14 December 2008||Best New Filmmaker||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|British Academy Film Awards||8 February 2009||Best Actor in a Supporting Role||Brendan Gleeson||Nominated|
|Best Original Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|Best British Film||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Jon Gregory||Nominated|
|British Independent Film Awards||30 November 2008||Best British Independent Film||Nominated|
|Douglas Hickox Award||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film||Brendan Gleeson||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Ralph Fiennes||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|Best Technical Achievement (for film editing)||Jon Gregory||Nominated|
|Chicago Film Critics Awards||18 December 2008||Best Original Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Most Promising Filmmaker||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Edgar Awards||30 April 2009||Best Motion Picture Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|Empire Awards||29 March 2009||Best British Film||Nominated|
|Evening Standard British Film Awards||1 February 2009||Best Original Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards||13 February 2009||Best Foreign Film — English Language||Nominated|
|Florida Film Critics Circle Awards||18 December 2008||Pauline Kael Breakout Award||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|Golden Globe Awards||11 January 2009||Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Brendan Gleeson||Nominated|
|Golden Reel Awards||21 February 2009||Best Sound Editing — Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue and ADR in a Foreign Feature Film||Julian Slater, Dan Morgan, Robert Brazier, James Harrison, Arthur Graley, Peter Burgis, Andie Derrick, Sue Harding, and Rowena Wilkinson||Nominated|
|Golden Trailer Awards||8 May 2008||Most Original||Won|
|Most Original TV Spot||"Hideout"||Nominated|
|Best Comedy Poster||Nominated|
|Irish Film & Television Awards||14 February 2009||Best Film Director||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Best Film Script||Martin McDonagh||Won|
|Best Actor||Colin Farrell||Nominated|
|Best International Film||Won|
|London Film Critics' Circle Awards||4 February 2009||British Film of the Year||Nominated|
|Screenwriter of the Year||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Breakthrough British Filmmaker||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|National Board of Review Awards||12 January 2008||Top Independent Films||Won|
|Online Film Critics Society Awards||19 January 2009||Best Original Screenplay||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Breakthrough Filmmaker||Martin McDonagh||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||14 December 2008||Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Brendan Gleeson||Nominated|
|Stockholm International Film Festival||27 November 2009||Bronze Horse||Nominated|
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