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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1989 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Little Dorrit (1988)
1980 Won
Honorary Award
For advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances.
1978 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Star Wars (1977)
1959 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1958 Won
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness was not present at the awards ceremony. Jean Simmons accepted the award on his behalf.
1953 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Golden Globes, USA

1989 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Little Dorrit (1988)
1978 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role
Star Wars (1977)
1958 Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1983 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Smiley's People (1982)
1960 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support)
Startime (1959)
For episode "The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (#1.6)". (Shown within Startime (1959)).

BAFTA Awards

1989 Won
Academy Fellowship
1986 Nominated
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Great Performances (1971)
For episode "Monsignor Quixote (#15.1)".
1983 Won
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Smiley's People (1982)
1980 Won
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
1961 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
Tunes of Glory (1960)
1960 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Screenplay
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1958 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1956 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
The Prisoner (1955)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

1978 Won
Saturn Award
Best Supporting Actor
Star Wars (1977)

Berlin International Film Festival

1988 Won
Honorary Golden Berlin Bear

British Film Institute Awards

1991 Won
BFI Fellowship

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

1980 Won
Broadcasting Press Guild Award
Best Actor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

European Film Awards

1996 Won
Life Achievement Award

Evening Standard British Film Awards

1995 Won
Special Award
1979 Won
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Actor
Star Wars (1977)

Film Society of Lincoln Center

1987 Won
Gala Tribute

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1952 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

1967 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
The Comedians (1967)
Tied with Robert Shaw for A Man for All Seasons (1966).

Laurel Awards

1959 3rd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male Comedy Performance
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1958 2nd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1990 Won
Special Achievement Award

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1988 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Little Dorrit (1988)

National Board of Review, USA

1957 Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1950 Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1989 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Little Dorrit (1988)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1988 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Little Dorrit (1988)
A Handful of Dust (1988)
1958 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1957 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1955 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Prisoner (1955)
1950 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Sant Jordi Awards

1961 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
The Prisoner (1955)
1959 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Utah Film Critics Association Awards

1977 Won
UFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Star Wars (1977)
1957 2nd place
UFCA Award
Best Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Venice Film Festival

1958 Won
Volpi Cup
Best Actor
The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Walk of Fame

1960 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 8 February 1960. At 1559 Vine Street.

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