2017 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas)
Best Supporting Actor: for Hunt for the Wilderpeople

2017 Emmy Awards (United States)
Nominated for Outstanding Narrator: for New Zealand: Earth's Mythical Islands

2016 Logie Awards (Australia)
Nominated for Most Outstanding Actor: for House of Hancock

2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (Australia)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for The Daughter

2012 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for The Hunter

2016 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (Australia)
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor: for The Hunter

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film: for Under The Mountain

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Actor - Film: for Dean Spanley

2008 Gemini Awards (Canadian Television Awards)
Nominated for Best Peformance by an Actor in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series: for The Tudors, episodes 108 and 110

2008 Monte-Carlo TV Festival (Monaco)
Nominated for Outstanding Actor - Dramatic Series: for The Tudors

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Nominated for Best Actor: for Perfect Strangers

2005 Logie Awards 
Silver Logie - Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: for Jessica
Nominated for Most Outstanding Mini-Series/Telemovie: The Brush Off

2004 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role - Television Drama or Comedy: for Jessica
Nominated for Best Director - Television: for The Brush Off
Nominated for Best Telefeature or Mini-Series: The Brush Off

2000 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Film: for My Mother Frank

1999 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV: for Merlin

1998 Emmy Awards
Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie: for Merlin

1993 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Supporting Actor - Film: for The Piano

1992 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV: for One Against the Wind

1991 Australian Film Institute Awards
Nominated for Best Leading Actor - Film: for Death in Brunswick

1989 Australian Film Institute Awards
Best Actor in a Lead Role: for Evil Angels

1985 Golden Globes
Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for TV: for Reilly: Ace of Spies