in chronological order:

  • 1979     Jacob’s Awards: Jacob’s Award for Best Actor in a TV Series (Drama) in “Bracken”–Won
  • 1987     Fantasporto: International Fantasy Film Award for Best Actor, “Gothic” and “Defence of the Realm”–Won
  • 1995     National Board of Review of Motion Pictures: NBR Award for Best Acting by an Ensemble in “The Usual Suspects”–Won
  • 1998     Satellite Awards: Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television–Nominated for “Weapons of Mass Distraction”
  • 1998     Grammy Awards: Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album (Children)– Nominated for Oscar Wilde’s “The Star-Child and The Nightingale and the Rose”
  • 1999      Cinequest Film Festival: Maverick Tribute Award–Won
  • 2000     Theatre World Awards: Theatre World Award for Acting in “A Moon for the Misbegotten”–Won
  • 2000     Tony Awards : Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play–Nominated for “A Moon for the Misbegotten”
  • 2000     Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favourite Actor (Horror)–Nominated for “Stigmata”
  • 2005     Irish Film and Television Awards: IFTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film–Nominated for “Wah Wah”
  • 2006     Inside Film Awards: IF Award for Best Actor–Nominated  for “Jindabyne”
  • 2006     Australian Film Institute Awards: AFI Award for Best Lead Actor–Nominated for “Jindabyne”
  • 2006     Outer Critics Circle Awards: Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play in “A Touch of the Poet”–Won
  • 2007     Jameson Dublin International Film Festival: Volta Award for Lifetime Achievement in Acting (first year of presentation)–Won
  • 2008     Irish Film and Television Awards: IFTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Feature Film–Nominated  for “Jindabyne”
  • 2008     Primetime Emmy Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series–Nominated  for “In Treatment”
  • 2008     Dingle Film Festival: Gregory Peck Excellence in the Art of Film Award–Won [First year of presentation, in honor of the late Gregory Peck]
  • 2008     Satellite Awards: Golden Satellite Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama–Nominated for “In Treatment”
  • 2009     Golden Globe Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama–Won for “In Treatment”
  • 2009     Primetime Emmy Awards: Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series–Nominated for “In Treatment”
  • 2013     10th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards: Actor in a Lead Role Television–Nominated for “Secret State”
  • 2014     11th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards: Actor in a Lead Role Television–Nominated for “Quirke–Elegy for April”
  • 2016     Tony Awards : Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play–Nominated for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”