awards & nominations

Too Big to Fail (2011)

James Woods as "Dick Fuld"

Financial leaders (William Hurt, Billy Crudup) spring into action when the U.S. economy falters in 2008.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Emmy (Primetime) (2011)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)

James Woods as "Byron De La Beckwith"

In this film based on actual events, black activist Medgar Evers (James Pickens Jr.) is murdered in 1963, and much of the evidence points toward white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods). However, after two trials, De La Beckwith is acquitted twice by a jury of whites. Now, decades later in 1989, Evers' widow, Myrlie (Whoopi Goldberg), thinks she has evidence to finally convict him. But no lawyer will touch the case except the young and brash Bobby DeLaughter (Alec Baldwin).

Academy Award (1996)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1996)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)

James Woods as "Danny Davis"

Based on a real-life court case, the film finds members of the McMartin family on trial for alleged sexual molestation and abuse of children at their well-regarded preschool. Publicity-seeking attorney Danny Davis (James Woods) initially defends the McMartins for selfish reasons, but he slowly begins to believe that they are innocent. Davis has his work cut out for him, however, since the media have demonized the family, and prosecuting lawyer Lael Rubin (Mercedes Ruehl) is a tough opponent.

Emmy (Primetime) (1995)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Golden Globe (1995)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

My Name Is Bill W. (1989)

James Woods as "Bill Wilson"

This film reconstructs the true story of stockbroker William Griffith Wilson (James Woods), a World War I veteran whose small drinking problem becomes a serious addiction after he loses his fortune in the stock market collapse of 1929. Wilson's career and his domestic life are in tatters when he meets Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith (James Garner), also struggling with a drinking problem. The two form a support group that becomes the basis for the organization Alcoholics Anonymous.

Golden Globe (1989)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television