2015 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTA Awards)
Best Film (shared with The Babadook): The Water Diviner
Nominated for Best Lead Actor: for The Water Diviner

2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture (with 11 others): for Les Miserables

2012 National Board of Review (United States)
Acting by an Ensemble (shared with 12 others): for Les Miserables
Best Ensemble (shared with 9 others): Les Miserables

2009 Australian Film Institute Awards
International Award for Best Actor: for State of Play

2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards (United States)
Nominated twice for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: for his parts in American Gangster and 3.10 to Yuma

2008 Australian Institute Awards
Nominated for International Award for Best Actor: for American Gangster

2006 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: for Cinderella Man

2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (United States)
Nominated for Best Actor: for Cinderella Man

2005 Australian Institute Awards
International Award for Best Actor: for Cinderella Man

2004 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

2004 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for Master and Commander

2004 London Critics Circle Film Awards
Nominated for Actor of the Year: for Master and Commander

2002 Bafta Awards
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: for A Beautiful Mind

2002 Golden Globe Awards
Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: for A Beautiful Mind

2002 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actor: for A Beautiful Mind

2002 Academy Awards
Nominated for Actor in a Leading Role: for A Beautiful Mind

2002 American Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Male Actor of the Year - Movies: for A Beautiful Mind

2002 Online Film Critics Society Awards (United States)
Nominated for Best Actor: for A Beautiful Mind

2001 Academy Awards
Actor in a Leading Role: for Gladiator

2001 Australian Institute Awards
Global Achievement Award

2001 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actor: for Gladiator

2001 Online Film Critics Society Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for Gladiator 

2001 London Critics Circle Film Awards
Actor of the Year: for Gladiator and The Insider

2001 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: for Gladiator

2001 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: for Gladiator

2000 National Society of Film Critics Awards (United States)
Best Actor: for The Insider

2000 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actor: for The Insider

2000 Academy Awards
Nominated for Actor in a Leading Role: for The Insider

2000 Bafta Awards
Nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: for The lnsider

2000 Golden Globe Awards
Nominated for Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: for The Insider

2000 Online Film Critics Society Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for The Insider

1999 National Board of Review (United States)
Best Actor: for The Insider

1999 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
Best Actor: The Insider

1999 New York Film Critics Circle Awards
Runner-up for Best Actor: for The Insider

1998 Chlotrudis Awards (for independent/international film) (United States)
Best Actor: for LA Confidential

1993 Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards
Best Male Actor: for Romper Stomper

1992 Australian Institute Awards
Actor in a Lead Role: for Romper Stomper

1991 Australian Institute Awards
Actor in a Supporting Role: for Proof

1991 Australian Institute Awards
Nominated for Actor in a Lead Role: for The Crossing