Aaron Sorkin awards and nominations

Sorkin in 2016
Award Wins Nominations
Academy Awards
1 4
British Academy Film Award
1 5
Golden Globe Award
3 9
Primetime Emmy Awards
5 20
Writers Guild Awards
2 14

Aaron Sorkin is an American writer, director and producer known for his work in film, television and theatre.

Sorkin is known for the television series, Sports Night (1998-2000), The West Wing (1999-2006), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007), and The Newsroom (2013-2015). For The West Wing, Sorkin received five Primetime Emmy Awards. He is also known for writing the screenplays for the films, A Few Good Men (1992), The American President (1995), Charlie Wilson's War (2007), The Social Network (2010), Moneyball (2011), and Steve Jobs (2015). Sorkin received the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network. Sorkin wrote and directed Molly's Game (2017), and The Trial of the Chicago Seven (2020).

Sorkin made his Broadway debut in 1989 with A Few Good Men. He followed it up with his original play The Farnsworth Invention (2007) and with the stage adaptation of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird in 2018 starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch. The latter play ran for a year with Daniels in the lead role and received nine Tony Award nominations.

Major associations

Academy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 Best Adapted Screenplay The Social Network Won [1]
2011 Moneyball Nominated [2]
2017 Molly's Game Nominated [3]
2020 Best Original Screenplay The Trial of the Chicago 7 Nominated

British Academy Film Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 Best Adapted Screenplay The Social Network Won [4]
2012 Moneyball Nominated [5]
2016 Steve Jobs Nominated [6]
2018 Molly's Game Nominated [7]
2021 Best Original Screenplay The Trial of the Chicago 7 Nominated

Golden Globe Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1993 Best Screenplay – Motion Picture A Few Good Men Nominated [8]
1996 The American President Nominated
2008 Charlie Wilson's War Nominated
2011 The Social Network Won
2012 Moneyball Nominated
2016 Steve Jobs Won
2018 Molly's Game Nominated
2021 The Trial of the Chicago 7 Won
Best Director – Motion Picture Nominated

Primetime Emmy Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1999 Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series ("The Apology") Sports Night Nominated [9]
2000 Outstanding Drama Series The West Wing Won
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series ("In Excelsis Deo" & "Pilot") Won
2001 Outstanding Drama Series Won
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series ("In the Shadow of Two Gunmen") Nominated
2002 Outstanding Drama Series Won
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series ("Posse Comitatus") Nominated
2003 Outstanding Drama Series Won
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series ("Twenty Five") Nominated

Guild awards

Directors Guild of America Award

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2021 Outstanding Directional Achievement in Feature Film The Trial of the Chicago Seven Nominated [10]

Writers Guild of America Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1995 Best Original Screenplay The American President Nominated [11]
2000 Episodic Drama ("In Excelsis Deo") The West Wing Won
Episodic Drama ("Take This Sabbath Day") Nominated
2001 Episodic Drama ("Two Cathedrals" &
"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail")
Nominated
2002 Episodic Drama ("Game On") Nominated
2005 Dramatic Series Nominated
2006 New Series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Nominated [12]
Episodic Drama ("Pilot") Nominated
2010 Best Adapted Screenplay The Social Network Won
2011 Moneyball Nominated
2012 New Series The Newsroom Nominated [13]
2015 Best Adapted Screenplay Steve Jobs Nominated
2017 Best Adapted Screenplay Molly's Game Nominated
2020 Best Original Screenplay The Trial of the Chicago 7 Nominated [14]

Critics awards

Critics' Choice Movie Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2008 Best Writer Charlie Wilson's War Nominated
2011 Best Adapted Screenplay The Social Network Won [15]
2012 Moneyball Won [16]
2016 Steve Jobs Nominated [17]
2018 Molly's Game Nominated [18]
2021 Best Director The Trial of the Chicago 7 Nominated [19]
Best Original Screenplay Nominated

Detroit Film Critics Society Awards

Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2011 Best Screenplay (shared with Steven Zaillian) Moneyball Won [20]
2021 Best Director The Trial of the Chicago 7 Nominated [21]
Best Original Screenplay Nominated

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