awards & nominations

Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

Kevin Costner as "Devil Anse Hatfield"

The rivalry between the Hatfields and the McCoys is one of the oldest and best-known family feuds in American history. This miniseries, featuring a cast led by Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as the family patriarchs, tells the story of the feud that nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy were close friends until near the end of the Civil War, when they return to their homes -- Hatfield in Kentucky and McCoy in West Virginia -- to increasing tensions and misunderstandings that quickly lead to all-out warfare between the clans (partially caused by a stolen pig). As hostilities grow and outside forces join the fight, the states where the families live are brought to the brink of another war as the feud makes international headlines, the states' governors clash and the U.S. Supreme Court eventually intervenes.

Golden Globe (2013)WonBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Emmy (Primetime) (2012)WonOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)WonOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Tin Cup (1996)

Kevin Costner as "Roy McAvoy"

Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) was a golf pro with a bright future, but his rebellious nature and bad attitude cost him everything. Now working as a golf instructor, he falls for his newest pupil, Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a psychiatrist who happens to be the girlfriend of PGA Tour star and Roy's rival, David Simms (Don Johnson). After he is humiliated by Simms at a celebrity golf tournament, McAvoy decides to make a run for the PGA Tour, as well as Molly's heart.

Golden Globe (1996)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

JFK (1991)

Kevin Costner as "Jim Garrison"

This acclaimed Oliver Stone drama presents the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy led by New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Kevin Costner). When Garrison begins to doubt conventional thinking on the murder, he faces government resistance, and, after the killing of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Gary Oldman), he closes the case. Later, however, Garrison reopens the investigation, finding evidence of an extensive conspiracy behind Kennedy's death.

Golden Globe (1991)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Dances With Wolves (1990)

Kevin Costner as "Lieutenant John Dunbar/Dances with Wolves"

A Civil War soldier develops a relationship with a band of Lakota Indians. Attracted by the simplicity of their lifestyle, he chooses to leave his former life behind to be with them. Having observed him, they give the name Dances With Wolves. Soon he is a welcomed member of the tribe and falls in love with a white woman who has been raised in the tribe. Tragedy results when Union soldiers arrive with designs on the land.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1991)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1990)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1990)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama