awards & nominations

Lincoln (2012)

David Strathairn as "Secretary of State William Seward"

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)

David Strathairn as "John Dos Passos"

Writer Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman).

Emmy (Primetime) (2012)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Temple Grandin (2010)

David Strathairn as "Dr. Carlock"

Before enrolling in college, famed animal husbandry expert Temple Grandin (Claire Danes) visits a cattle ranch owned by her aunt Ann (Catherine O'Hara) and demonstrates a brilliance for all things mechanical. Once classes begin, the autistic Grandin rises to meet the intellectual challenges -- though the social ones are a bit more difficult. Grandin triumphs over prejudice to become an innovator in the field of animal care, and a lifelong advocate for humane slaughtering practices.

Emmy (Primetime) (2010)WonOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (2010)NominatedBest Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

David Strathairn as "Edward R. Murrow"

When Senator Joseph McCarthy begins his foolhardy campaign to root out Communists in America, CBS News impresario Edward R. Murrow (David Strathairn) dedicates himself to exposing the atrocities being committed by McCarthy's Senate "investigation." Murrow is supported by a news team that includes long-time friend and producer Fred Friendly (George Clooney). The CBS team does its best to point out the senator's lies and excesses, despite pressure from CBS' corporate sponsors to desist.

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