2010 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: for True Blood
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series of Motion Picture made for Television: for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler

2009 Golden Globe Awards
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: for True Blood

2008 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series of Motion Picture made for Television: for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

2007 Emmy Awards (United States)
Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini-Series or (Tele) Movie: for Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

1994 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Best Performance by a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: for The Piano

1994 Academy Awards
Best Performance in a Supporting Role: for The Piano