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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1990 Won
Honorary Award

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For cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world.

1986 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Ran (1985)

BAFTA Awards

1987 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Ran (1985)
Shared with:
France/Japan.
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Ran (1985)
Shared with:
1981 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
Kagemusha (1980)
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)
Shared with:

Amanda Awards, Norway

1986 Won
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Ran (1985)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2001 Won
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Screenplay
Ame agaru (1999)
1999 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
1992 Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Director
Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku (1991)
Best Screenplay
Hachi-gatsu no kyôshikyoku (1991)
1991 Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Director
Dreams (1990)

Berlin International Film Festival

1961 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)
1959 Won
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Director
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
1954 Won
Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin
Ikiru (1952)

Blue Ribbon Awards

1999 Won
Special Award
For his work.
1986 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Ran (1985)
1981 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)
1966 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Akahige (1965)
1959 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
1951 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Screenplay
Rashômon (1950)
Shared with:

Bodil Awards

1986 Won
Bodil
Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
Ran (1985)

British Film Institute Awards

1986 Won
BFI Fellowship

Cannes Film Festival

1980 Won
Palme d'Or
Kagemusha (1980)
Tied with All That Jazz (1979).
1956 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Ikimono no kiroku (1955)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1999 Nominated
CFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Madadayo (1993)

César Awards, France

1986 Nominated
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Ran (1985)
1981 Won
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Kagemusha (1980)

David di Donatello Awards

1986 Won
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Ran (1985)
Nominated
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Ran (1985)
1981 Won
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Kagemusha (1980)
1977 Won
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Dersu Uzala (1975)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1992 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
1986 Won
Golden Jubilee Special Award
1953 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Rashômon (1950)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1964 Nominated
Edgar
Best Foreign Film
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Shared with:

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

1978 Won
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Soviet Union

Hochi Film Awards

1980 Won
Hochi Film Award
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1981 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Kagemusha (1980)
1977 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Dersu Uzala (1975)

Jussi Awards

1959 Won
Diploma of Merit
Foreign Director
Shichinin no samurai (1954)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1966 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Film
Akahige (1965)
Best Director
Akahige (1965)
1953 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Film
Ikiru (1952)
1949 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Film
Yoidore tenshi (1948)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1987 Won
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Ran (1985)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1985 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Foreign Film
Ran (1985)
Tied with The Official Story (1985).
Won
Career Achievement Award
2nd place
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)

Mainichi Film Concours

1999 Won
Special Award
For his work.
1986 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Ran (1985)
Best Director
Ran (1985)
1981 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)
Best Director
Kagemusha (1980)
Won
Readers' Choice Award
Kagemusha (1980)
1966 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Akahige (1965)
1964 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Best Screenplay
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Shared with:
1953 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Ikiru (1952)
Best Screenplay
Ikiru (1952)
Shared with:
1949 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Yoidore tenshi (1948)
1948 Won
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Director
Subarashiki nichiyôbi (1947)

Moscow International Film Festival

1979 Won
Honorary Prize
For the contribution to the cinema.
1975 Won
Golden Prize
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Won
FIPRESCI Prize
Dersu Uzala (1975)

National Board of Review, USA

1985 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)
1951 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Rashômon (1950)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1986 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)

Nikkan Sports Film Awards

1998 Won
Special Award
For his work.

San Francisco International Film Festival

1986 Won
Akira Kurosawa Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1985 Won
OCIC Award
Ran (1985)

Venice Film Festival

1982 Won
Career Golden Lion
1965 Won
OCIC Award
Akahige (1965)
Won
San Giorgio Prize
Akahige (1965)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Akahige (1965)
1963 Nominated
Golden Lion
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
1961 Nominated
Golden Lion
Yôjinbô (1961)
1957 Nominated
Golden Lion
Kumonosu-jô (1957)
1954 Won
Silver Lion
Shichinin no samurai (1954)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Shichinin no samurai (1954)
1951 Won
Golden Lion
Rashômon (1950)
Won
Italian Film Critics Award
Rashômon (1950)

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