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'Little Miss Sunshine' Awards and Nominations

Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine
Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine

Unless otherwise stated, all Little Miss Sunshine awards/nominations are for the year 2006.

Academy Awards: 4 nominations (best film; best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; best original screenplay, Michael Arndt)

American Cinema Editors: 1 nomination (best edited feature film, comedy or musical, Pamela Martin)

British Academy Awards: 2 wins (best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best original screenplay, Michael Arndt)

  • 4 additional nominations (best film; best directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris; best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; best supporting actress, Toni Collette)

Broadcast Film Critics Association: 4 wins (best acting ensemble; best writing, Michael Arndt; best young actor, Paul Dano; best young actress, Abigail Breslin)

  • 3 additional nominations (best film; best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best comedy)

Central Ohio Film Critics Association: Runner-up for best supporting actor (Alan Arkin), best ensemble, and best original screenplay (Michael Arndt)

  • Additionally, fifth place for best film

César (French Academy) Awards: 1 win (best foreign film)

Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, Steve Carell, Greg Kinnear in Little Miss Sunshine

Chicago Film Critics Association: 5 nominations (best film; best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; best supporting actress, Toni Collette; best original screenplay, Michael Arndt; most promising director, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Costume Designers Guild: 1 nomination (best costume design, contemporary film, Nancy Steiner)

Dallas-Ft. Worth Film Critics Association: 1 win (best screenplay, Michael Arndt)

  • Additionally, third place for best film

David di Donatello: 1 nomination (best foreign film)

Directors Guild of America: 1 nomination (best directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

Golden Globes: 2 nominations (best film - comedy or musical; best actress - comedy or musical, Toni Collette)

Gotham Awards: 2 nominations (best ensemble; breakthrough actor, Abigail Breslin)

Independent Spirit Awards: 4 wins (best film; best directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris; best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best first screenplay, Michael Arndt)

  • 1 additional nomination (best supporting actor, Paul Dano)

Iowa Film Critics Association: 1 win (best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin)

Irish Film Awards: 1 win (best international film)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle: 1 win (best original screenplay, Michael Arndt)

Las Vegas Film Critics Society: 1 win (youth in film, Abigail Breslin)

London Film Critics' Circle: 2 nominations (best film; best screenplay, Michael Arndt)

Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin in Little Miss Sunshine
Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Toni Collette in Little Miss Sunshine

Los Angeles Film Critics Association: 1 win (New Generation award, Michael Arndt, Jonathan Dayton, and Valerie Faris)

  • Additionally, runner-up for best screenplay (Michael Arndt)

Nastri d'Argento (Italian Film Critics Awards): 1 nomination (best non-European film)

National Board of Review: One of the year's top-ten films

National Society of Film Critics: Third place for best supporting actor (Alan Arkin)

New York Film Critics Circle: Runner-up for best first film and best supporting actor (Steve Carell)

  • Additionally, third place for best screenplay (Michael Arndt)

New York Film Critics Online: 2 wins (best ensemble cast; best debut directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

  • Additionally, one of the year's top-ten films

Oklahoma Film Critics Circle: 1 win (best first film)

  • Additionally, one of the year's top-ten film

Online Film Critics Society: 2 wins (best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; breakthrough filmmaker, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris)

  • 2 additional nominations (best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best original screenplay, Michael Arndt)

Palm Springs Film Festival (2007): 1 win (Vanguard award)

Phoenix Film Critics Society: 3 wins (best original screenplay, Michael Arndt; best ensemble cast; best young actress, Abigail Breslin)

  • Additionally, one of the year's top-ten films

Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Toni Collette in Little Miss Sunshine

Producers Guild of America: 1 win (best producer)

San Sebastian Film Festival: 1 win (audience award)

Satellite Awards: 5 nominations (best film - comedy or musical; best actress - comedy or musical, Toni Collette; best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; best original song, “Till the End of Time” by Nick Urata and Devotchkaby)

Screen Actors Guild: 3 nominations (best supporting actor, Alan Arkin; best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; best ensemble)

Southeastern Film Critics Association: 1 win (best screenplay, Michael Arndt)

  • Additionally, fifth place for best film

St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association: 1 win (best comedy or musical)

  • 4 additional nominations (best supporting actor, Steve Carell; best supporting actress, Abigail Breslin; best screenplay, Michael Arndt; most original film)

Stockholm Film Festival: 1 win (audience award)

Sydney Film Festival: 1 win (audience award)

Toronto Film Critics Association: 1 nomination (best first film)

Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin in Little Miss Sunshine
Alan Arkin, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear in Little Miss Sunshine

Tokyo Film Festival: 3 wins (best directors, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris; best actress, Abigail Breslin; audience award)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle: 1 win (best supporting actor, Alan Arkin)

  • 1 additional nomination (best supporting actor, Steve Carell)

Washington DC Area Film Critics Association: 2 wins (best screenplay, Michael Arndt; best ensemble)

Writers Guild of America: 1 win (best original screenplay, Michael Arndt)

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2 Comments to 'Little Miss Sunshine' Awards and Nominations

  1. elizabeth

    This was such a great film!
    I loved every moment of it, especially the part when the family gets together to dance at the end. It was very funny and very famly-oriented the kind of moive that studios should make.

  2. Greggy

    Greg Kinner shouulda been best actor.