List of awards and nominations received by True Detective
True Detective is an American television crime drama that premiered on January 12, 2014 on the HBO network. It was created and written by Nic Pizzolatto. Conceived as an anthology, each season will be engineered as a disparate, self-contained narrative, employing new cast ensembles and following various sets of characters and settings.
True Detective was a candidate for television awards in a variety of categories recognizing its writing, acting, production, and direction. The show received eleven Primetime Emmy nominations heading into the 2014 Emmy season, scooping up five wins, among them being Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Cary Fukunaga. At the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, the show scored three Golden Globe nominations, including Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film for Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson and Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for Michelle Monaghan. Other substantial nominations include four TCA Awards (two wins), three Satellite Awards, and a BAFTA (one win).
McConaughey is the most decorated of the show's actors, with ten nominations. Pizzolatto earned two Writers Guild of America Awards (WGAs) for his work as a writer for the series. To date, True Detective has been nominated for 37 awards and has won 24.
British Academy Television AwardsEdit
The British Academy Television Awards, presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), recognize distinguished artistic achievement in British television. True Detective has won one award.
|2015||Best International Programme||Won|
The Primetime Emmy Awards are awarded annually by members of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for excellence and outstanding achievements in American primetime television. The branch of awards recognizing technical and production-based work (such as cinematography, editing, and music) are designated as Creative Arts Emmy Awards. True Detective has received five awards from thirteen nominations.
Primetime Emmy AwardsEdit
|2014||Outstanding Drama Series||Nominated|
|Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series||Matthew McConaughey||Nominated|
|Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series||Cary Joji Fukunaga for "Who Goes There"||Won|
|Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||Nic Pizzolato for "The Secret Fate of All Life"||Nominated|
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy AwardsEdit
|2014||Outstanding Music Composition for a Series||T Bone Burnett for "Form and Void"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series||Alexa L. Fogel, Christine Kromer and Meagan Lewis||Won|
|Outstanding Make-up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)||Felicity Bowring, Wendy Bell, Ann Pala, Kim Perrodin, Linda Dowds for "The Secret Fate of All Life"||Won|
|Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series||Adam Arkapaw for "Who Goes There"||Won|
|Outstanding Main Title Design||Patrick Clair, Raoul Marks, Jennifer Sofio Hall||Won|
|Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series||Alex DiGerlando, Mara LePere-Schloop, Tim Beach, Cynthia Slagter for "Form and Void"||Nominated|
|Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series||Affonso Goncalves for "Who Goes There"||Nominated|
|2016||Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie||Daniel J. Leahy, Steve Pederson, Geoffrey Patterson, Ron Bedrosian for "Down Will Come"||Nominated|
Golden Globe AwardsEdit
Awarded since 1944, the Golden Globe Award is an annual accolade bestowed by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honoring outstanding achievements in television and film. True Detective received four nominations.
|2015||Best Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film||Matthew McConaughey||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film||Michelle Monaghan||Nominated|
Producers Guild of America AwardsEdit
The Producers Guild of America Awards were created in 1990 by the Producers Guild of America to acknowledge the contributions of film and television producers in American entertainment. True Detective has been nominated once.
|2015||Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||Nominated|
|2015||Best Drama Series||Nominated|
|Best Actor in a Drama Series||Woody Harrelson||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film||Michelle Monaghan||Nominated|
Screen Actors Guild AwardsEdit
Presented since 1995, the Screen Actors Guild Award is an annual accolade honoring excellence and outstanding achievement in television acting. Winners are chosen by members of the Screen Actors Guild. True Detective has been nominated twice.
|2015||Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series||Matthew McConaughey||Nominated|
Television Critics Association AwardsEdit
The TCA Awards are distributed by the Television Critics Association in recognition of distinguished artistic contribution in the television industry. True Detective has won two awards from four nominations.
|2014||Outstanding New Program||True Detective||Nominated|
|Program of the Year||Nominated|
|Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries, and Specials||Won|
|Individual Achievement in Drama||Matthew McConaughey||Won|
Writers Guild of America AwardsEdit
The Writers Guild of America Awards are presented annually to writers to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in American entertainment. Winners are chosen jointly by the Writers Guild of America, East and the Writers Guild of America, West. True Detective has won two awards.
|2015||Dramatic Series||Nic Pizzolato||Won|
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