awards & nominations

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Ed Norton as "Mike"

Former cinema superhero Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) is mounting an ambitious Broadway production that he hopes will breathe new life into his stagnant career. It's risky, but he hopes that his creative gamble will prove that he's a real artist and not just a washed-up movie star. As opening night approaches, a castmate is injured, forcing Riggan to hire an actor (Edward Norton) who is guaranteed to shake things up. Meanwhile, Riggan must deal with his girlfriend, daughter and ex-wife.

Academy Award (2014)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)NominatedSupporting Actor
Golden Globe (2014)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

Ed Norton as "Henckels"

In the 1930s, the Grand Budapest Hotel is a popular European ski resort, presided over by concierge Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes). Zero, a junior lobby boy, becomes Gustave's friend and protege. Gustave prides himself on providing first-class service to the hotel's guests, including satisfying the sexual needs of the many elderly women who stay there. When one of Gustave's lovers dies mysteriously, Gustave finds himself the recipient of a priceless painting and the chief suspect in her murder.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

American History X (1998)

Ed Norton as "Derek Vinyard"

Living a life marked by violence and racism, neo-Nazi Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) finally goes to prison after killing two black youths who tried to steal his car. Upon his release, Derek vows to change his ways; he hopes to prevent his younger brother, Danny (Edward Furlong), who idolizes Derek, from following in his footsteps. As he struggles with his own deeply ingrained prejudices and watches their mother grow sicker, Derek wonders if his family can overcome a lifetime of hate.

Academy Award (1998)NominatedActor in a Leading Role

Primal Fear (1996)

Ed Norton as "Aaron Stampler"

Defense attorney Martin Vail takes on jobs for money and prestige rather than any sense of the greater good. His latest case involves an altar boy, accused of brutally murdering the archbishop of Chicago. Vail finds himself up against his ex-pupil and ex-lover, but as the case progresses and the Church's dark secrets are revealed, Vail finds that what appeared a simple case takes on a darker, more dangerous aspect.

Academy Award (1996)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1996)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture