awards & nominations

The Descendants (2011)

Beau Bridges as "Cousin Hugh"

Native islander Matt King (George Clooney) lives with his family in Hawaii. Their world shatters when a tragic accident leaves his wife in a coma. Not only must Matt struggle with the stipulation in his wife's will that she be allowed to die with dignity, but he also faces pressure from relatives to sell their family's enormous land trust. Angry and terrified at the same time, Matt tries to be a good father to his young daughters, as they too try to cope with their mother's possible death.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

We Were the Mulvaneys (2002)

Beau Bridges as "Michael Mulvaney, Sr."

The Mulvaneys, a seemingly perfect family, are nearly destroyed after daughter Marianne (Tammy Blanchard) is raped at the school prom. Patriarch Michael (Beau Bridges) descends into alcoholism afterward, while mother Corinne (Blythe Danner) tries to deny the incident happened. As her relationship with her parents becomes cold and distant, Marianne is sent away to a relative's home, and her once-pristine reputation is left to be dragged through the mud until one of her brothers takes action.

Emmy (Primetime) (2002)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Hidden in America (1996)

Beau Bridges as "Bill Januson"

A kindly doctor (Bruce Davison) tries to help a downsized assembly-line worker (Beau Bridges) and his starving children.

Emmy (Primetime) (1997)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries