Peter Farrelly – Awards
Peter Farrelly won the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay Oscars at the 2019 Academy Awards for his movie Green Book. At the 2019 Golden Globe Awards, Green Book and Farrelly won the Best Motion Picture Award and the Best Screenplay Award. In 2016 he was nominated for an Edgar Award for his short story The Saturday Night Before Easter Sunday, losing out to Stephen King.
His 1998 film There’s Something About Mary was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture.
In 2015, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Media Access Awards, which aims to recognize depictions of disability that are accurate, inclusive, and multi-faceted.
Green Book was chosen as the National Board of Review’s Best Film of the Year for 2018. The Producer Guild of America also chose Green Book as the year’s best film. It was nominated for, and won, a vast array of other awards, including the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival; the St. Louis International Film Festival for Best Feature Film; the Philadelphia Film Festival for Best Feature; the Detroit Film Critics Society for Best Screenplay and the Denver Film Festival for best Narrative Feature. Green Book was also recognized at the Austin Film Festival for Marquee Feature and at the Boston Film Festival for Best Film that year. In 2018 he won the Screenwriter Award from the Hollywood Film Awards for Green Book.
Peter and his brother Bobby have two scripts listed on the Writer’s Guild of America’s TOP 100 FUNNIEST SCREENPLAYS OF ALL TIME — There’s Something About Mary, 18; Dumb and Dumber, 54. They are among only three writing teams to have number-one box-office films in three different decades.