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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1988 Won
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
1967 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Shared with:
1961 Won
Oscar
Best Picture
The Apartment (1960)
Best Director
The Apartment (1960)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
The Apartment (1960)
Shared with:
1960 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Shared with:
1958 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
1955 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Sabrina (1954)
Best Writing, Screenplay
Sabrina (1954)
Shared with:
1954 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Stalag 17 (1953)
1952 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Shared with:
1951 Won
Oscar
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
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Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1949 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay
A Foreign Affair (1948)
Shared with:
1946 Won
Oscar
Best Director
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Best Writing, Screenplay
The Lost Weekend (1945)
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1945 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Double Indemnity (1944)
Best Writing, Screenplay
Double Indemnity (1944)
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1942 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Original Story
Ball of Fire (1941)
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Best Writing, Screenplay
Hold Back the Dawn (1941)
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1940 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay
Ninotchka (1939)
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Golden Globes, USA

1973 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Avanti! (1972)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Avanti! (1972)
Shared with:
1961 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director
The Apartment (1960)
1958 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
1955 Won
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay
Sabrina (1954)
Shared with:
1951 Won
Golden Globe
Best Director
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Shared with:
1946 Won
Golden Globe
Best Director
The Lost Weekend (1945)

BAFTA Awards

1995 Won
Academy Fellowship
1961 Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film from any Source
The Apartment (1960)
USA.
1960 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film from any Source
Some Like It Hot (1959)
USA.

American Film Institute, USA

1986 Won
Life Achievement Award

Berlin International Film Festival

1993 Won
Honorary Golden Berlin Bear

Blue Ribbon Awards

1952 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Bodil Awards

1951 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Boxoffice Magazine Awards

1957 Won
Boxoffice Blue Ribbon Award
Best Picture of the Month for the Whole Family (April)
The Spirit of St. Louis (1957)

Cannes Film Festival

1946 Won
Grand Prize of the Festival
The Lost Weekend (1945)

Chicago International Film Festival

1978 Nominated
Gold Hugo
Best Feature
Fedora (1978)

David di Donatello Awards

1975 Won
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
The Front Page (1974)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1991 Won
Preston Sturges Award
1985 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
1961 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The Apartment (1960)
Shared with:
1960 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Some Like It Hot (1959)
1958 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
1956 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
1955 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Sabrina (1954)
1954 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Stalag 17 (1953)
1951 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1958 Nominated
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
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European Film Awards

1992 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Film Society of Lincoln Center

1982 Won
Gala Tribute

Flaiano International Prizes

2000 Won
Career Award
Cinema

Fotogramas de Plata

1982 Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Fedora (1978)
Tied with Atlantic City (1980).

German Film Awards

1997 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Billy Wilder was not present at the award's ceremony. The presentation was made at his home in Los ... More

Billy Wilder was not present at the award's ceremony. The presentation was made at his home in Los Angeles and taped for inclusion in the broadcast.

1973 Won
Honorary Award
For his continued outstanding individual contributions to the german film over the years.

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1951 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Laurel Awards

1971 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Best Producer-Director
4th place.
1970 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Producer-Director
7th place.
1965 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Producer-Director
9th place.
1964 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
4th place.
1963 Won
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
1962 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
5th place.
1961 2nd place
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
1960 3rd place
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
1959 2nd place
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
1958 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
7th place.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1994 Won
Career Achievement Award

National Board of Review, USA

1994 Won
Billy Wilder Award
For excellence in directing

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1961 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
One, Two, Three (1961)
Shared with:
1960 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
The Apartment (1960)
Tied with Jack Cardiff for Sons and Lovers (1960).
Best Screenplay
The Apartment (1960)
Shared with:
1950 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
1946 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
The Lost Weekend (1945)
1944 3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Double Indemnity (1944)

Online Film & Television Association

2002 Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative
1999 Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative

PGA Awards

2000 Won
PGA Hall of Fame - Motion Pictures
Some Like It Hot (1959)
1997 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award in Motion Pictures

Venice Film Festival

1972 Won
Career Golden Lion
1960 Nominated
Golden Lion
The Apartment (1960)
1959 Nominated
Golden Lion
Some Like It Hot (1959)
1951 Won
International Award
Ace in the Hole (1951)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Ace in the Hole (1951)

Walk of Fame

1960 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 8 February 1960. At 1751 Vine Street.

Writers Guild of America, USA

1980 Won
Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement
1975 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium
The Front Page (1974)
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1973 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium
Avanti! (1972)
Shared with:
1971 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970)
Shared with:
1967 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
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1964 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
Irma la Douce (1963)
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1962 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
One, Two, Three (1961)
Shared with:
1961 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
The Apartment (1960)
Shared with:
1960 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Shared with:
1958 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
Love in the Afternoon (1957)
Shared with:
1957 Won
Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement
1956 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
Shared with:
1955 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
Sabrina (1954)
Shared with:
1954 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
Stalag 17 (1953)
Shared with:
1951 Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Shared with:
1949 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Comedy
A Foreign Affair (1948)
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Best Written American Musical
The Emperor Waltz (1948)
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