awards & nominations

True Detective (2014)

Law enforcement officers navigate a web of conspiracy to deal with a bizarre murder.

Golden Globe (2015)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2014)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Game Change (2012)

Woody Harrelson as "Steve Schmidt"

Gov. Sarah Palin (Julianne Moore) of Alaska becomes Sen. John McCain's (Ed Harris) running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

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

The Messenger (2009)

Woody Harrelson as "Tony Stone"

After being injured in Iraq, soldier Will Montgomery (Ben Foster) returns home to finish the rest of his tour of duty in the Army's Casualty Notification service. Teamed with veteran officer Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), Will tries to come to terms with his own pain while dealing with the cold realities of his new mission. Will finds himself in the grip of an ethical problem when he becomes involved with Olivia (Samantha Morton), the widow of a fallen soldier.

Academy Award (2009)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Woody Harrelson as "Carson Wells"

While out hunting, Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) finds the grisly aftermath of a drug deal. Though he knows better, he cannot resist the cash left behind and takes it with him. The hunter becomes the hunted when a merciless killer named Chigurh (Javier Bardem) picks up his trail. Also looking for Moss is Sheriff Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), an aging lawman who reflects on a changing world and a dark secret of his own, as he tries to find and protect Moss.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Woody Harrelson as "Larry Flynt"

Pursued by opponents who say his "Hustler" magazine breaks decency laws, pornographer Larry Flynt (Woody Harrelson) hires lawyer Alan Isaacman (Edward Norton) to help fight his legal battles. A zealot shoots the men near a Georgia courthouse, and though Flynt discovers he'll never walk again, his fighting spirit -- like his love for stripper Althea Leasure (Courtney Love) -- stays strong. Ultimately, the unlikely free speech warrior takes his biggest case to a showdown at the Supreme Court.

Academy Award (1996)NominatedActor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1996)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Cheers (1982)

Woody Harrelson as "Woody Boyd"

Laid-back Sam Malone, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in Boston. He hires smart, uptight -- and jilted -- Diane Chambers as a server, out of sympathy, but their attraction causes constant bickering. Wacky characters fill the bar: sarcastic waitress Carla, beer-loving accountant Norm, know-it-all postman Cliff. When Diane leaves Boston much later, Sam sells the bar, buys a boat and sails the world, but his boat sinks, so he returns. New, ambitious manager Rebecca Howe hires him back, but they love to hate each other too.

Emmy (Primetime) (1991)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1990)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1989)WonOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1988)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1987)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series