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Berlin International Film Festival

2008

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Dramatic (Cinematography Award)

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Dramatic (Directing Award)

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Directing Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition)

Sundance Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Cinematography Award (U.S. Dramatic Competition)

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Feature

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Female Lead

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Supporting Male

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Director

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best First Screenplay

Independent Spirit Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Cinematography

Village Voice Film Poll

2008 | Winner: Best First Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2008 | Winner: Best First Feature

BFI London Film Festival

2008

San Francisco International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | Winner: Best Director

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | Winner: Best Director (International Competition)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize (International Competition)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | Winner: SIGNIS Award (International Competition)

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente

2008 | Winner: SIGNIS Award

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 | 2nd place: Best First Film

Chicago International Film Festival

2008

Stockholm International Film Festival

2008

IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival

2009 | Winner: Grand Prize City of Lisbon

Jeonju International Film Festival

2008

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards

2009 | Winner: Best First Feature

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2008 | Nominee: Most Promising Filmmaker

Gijón International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best Actor

Gijón International Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Best Actress

Deauville Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Jury Special Prize

Deauville Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Revelations Prize

Zurich Film Festival

2008

Gotham Awards

2008 | Winner: Breakthrough Director

Gotham Awards

2008 | Nominee: Best Feature

Gotham Awards

2008 | Nominee: Best Ensemble Performance

Gotham Awards

2008 | Nominee: Breakthrough Actor

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2008 | Winner: Josephine Baker Award