awards & nominations

Young Adult (2011)

Charlize Theron as "Mavis Gary"

Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) is a successful writer of teen literature who returns to her hometown with a dual mission: to relive her glory days and steal away her now-married high-school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). However, her mission does not go exactly to plan, and she finds her homecoming more problematic than she expected. Instead, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt), who has also found it difficult to move past high school.

Golden Globe (2011)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

North Country (2005)

Charlize Theron as "Josey Aimes"

Single mother Josey Aimes (Charlize Theron) is part of a group of the first women to work at a local iron mine in Minnesota. Offended that they have to work with women, male workers at Eveleth Mines lash out at them and subject them to sexual harassment. Appalled by the constant stream of insults, sexually explicit language and physical abuse, Josey -- despite being cautioned against it by family and friends -- files a historic sexual harassment lawsuit.

Academy Award (2005)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2005)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2005)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2005)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Monster (2003)

Charlize Theron as "Aileen Wuornos"

Shortly after moving to Florida, longtime prostitute Aileen Wuornos (Charlize Theron) meets young and reserved Selby Wall (Christina Ricci) and a romance blossoms. When a john (Lee Tergesen) attempts to brutalize Aileen, she kills him and resolves to give up prostitution. But supporting herself and her new girlfriend through legitimate means proves extremely difficult, and she soon falls back on old ways. More johns die, and Selby can't help but think her new friend is responsible.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)WonActress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (2003)WonActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2003)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)WonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Cider House Rules (1999)

Charlize Theron as "Candy Kendall"

The film follows the life of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a precocious orphan who leaves his lifelong home and his loving tutor, Dr. Larch (Michael Caine) to explore the world. While Homer struggles to make a life for himself on his own, he must make monumental decisions that will change the course of his future and deeply affect the lives of those around him.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture