Nominated - Outstanding Actor in a Drama, Monaco TV Festival (2009) for: "21, Liberdade Avenue" (Mini-series, Portugal).
Winner - Best Actor (2009) - Ibero Brasil Cine Festival for English language film "Arte De Roubar" ("Art of Stealing").
Winner - Best Actor 2010 Festival Dos Caminhos Do Cinema Portugues, for his lead role in "Desesperadamente Real (Desperately Real)".
Starred as the lead in 8 of Portugal's top 40 grossing films released between 2004-2011.
Officially Portugal's #1 Box Office star 2004-2012. According to an official document released by Portugal's Cinema Institute (ICA - Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual) in April 2012. He has toplined more of the top box office earners than any other actor over this 7 year period; 8 of the 40 films listed in the report.
Winner - 2012, Golden Globe (Portugal) for his portrayal of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in "Amadeus" (10 week sold out show at Lisbon's National Theatre).