awards for Empire of the Sun on AllMovie

Empire of the Sun (1987)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Nominated Best Art Direction 1987
Nominated Best Cinematography 1987
Nominated Best Costume Design 1987
Nominated Best Editing 1987
Nominated Best Score 1987
Nominated Best Sound 1987

American Society of Cinematographers

Won Best Cinematography 1987

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Won Best Score 1988

Directors Guild of America

Nominated Best Director 1987

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Nominated Best Picture - Drama

National Board of Review

Won Best Director 1987
Won Best Picture
Won Outstanding Juvenile Performance 1987