awards & nominations

The Sessions (2012)

John Hawkes as "Mark O'Brien"

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver (Annika Marks) scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Golden Globe (2012)NominatedBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Winter's Bone (2010)

John Hawkes as "Teardrop"

Faced with an unresponsive mother and a criminal father, Ozark teenager Ree Dolly (Jennifer Lawrence) does what she can to manage the household and take care of her two younger siblings. Informed by the sheriff (Garret Dillahunt) that their father put their home up for bond and then disappeared, Ree sets out on a dangerous quest to find him. Her entire family's fate now in her hands, Ree challenges her outlaw kin's code of silence and risks her life to learn her father's fate.

Academy Award (2010)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

American Gangster (2007)

John Hawkes as "Freddie Spearman"

Frank Lucas (Denzel Washington) earns his living as a chauffeur to one of Harlem's leading mobsters. After his boss dies, Frank uses his own ingenuity and strict business code to become one of the inner city's most powerful crime bosses. Meanwhile, veteran cop Richie Roberts (Russell Crowe) senses a change in the mob's power structure and looks for ways to bring his opponent to justice.

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