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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1986 Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Murphy's Romance (1985)

Golden Globes, USA

1995 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Breathing Lessons (1994)
1994 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
1991 Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Decoration Day (1990)
1987 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Promise (1986)
1986 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Murphy's Romance (1985)
1985 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Heartsounds (1984)
1982 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or Musical
Bret Maverick (1981)
1980 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The Rockford Files (1974)
1979 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The Rockford Files (1974)
1978 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
The Rockford Files (1974)
1964 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Actor - Comedy or Musical
The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
1958 Won
Golden Globe
Most Promising Newcomer - Male
Sayonara (1957)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1994 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Breathing Lessons (1994)
For playing "Ira Moran".
1993 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)
For playing "F.Ross Johnson".
1991 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Decoration Day (1990)
For playing "Albert Sidney Finch".
1989 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Shared with:
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
For playing "Bob Smith".
1987 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Drama/Comedy Special
Promise (1986)
Shared with:
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Promise (1986)
For playing "Bob Beuhler".
1985 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Heartsounds (1984)
For playing "Harold Lear".
1982 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bret Maverick (1981)
For playing: "Bret Maverick".
1980 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Rockford Files (1974)
For playing "Jim Rockford".
1979 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Rockford Files (1974)
For playing: "Jim Rockford".
1978 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Rockford Files (1974)
For playing: "Jim Rockford".
1977 Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Rockford Files (1974)
For playing: "Jim Rockford".
1976 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Rockford Files (1974)
For playing: "Jim Rockford".
1959 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series
Maverick (1957)

AARP Movies for Grownups Awards

2005 Won
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Grownup Love Story
The Notebook (2004)
Shared with:
2003 Nominated
Movies for Grownups Award
Best Grownup Love Story
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Shared with:

American Television Awards

1993 Nominated
American Television Award
Best Actor in a Made for TV Movie
Barbarians at the Gate (1993)

Bambi Awards

1999 Won
Honorary Bambi
Lifetime Achievement
1977 Won
Bambi
TV Series International
The Rockford Files (1974)
James Garner was not present at the Awards ceremony.

Blockbuster Entertainment Awards

2001 Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Award
Favorite Action Team (Internet Only)
Space Cowboys (2000)
Shared with:

Golden Apple Awards

1987 Won
Golden Apple
Male Star of the Year
Together with James Woods.

Golden Boot Awards

1999 Won
Golden Boot

Laurel Awards

1970 2nd place
Golden Laurel
Male Comedy Performance
Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
1966 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Male Star
13th place.
1965 2nd place
Golden Laurel
Dramatic Performance, Male
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
1964 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Top Male Star
9th place.
Top Action Performance
The Great Escape (1963)
4th place.

Online Film & Television Association

2006 Won
OFTA TV Hall of Fame
Actors and Actresses

People's Choice Awards, USA

1982 Won
People's Choice Award
Favorite Male Performer in a New TV Program
1978 Won
People's Choice Award
Favorite Male TV Performer

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2005 Won
Life Achievement Award
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
The Notebook (2004)
1999 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Legalese (1998)
1996 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The Rockford Files: A Blessing in Disguise (1995)
1995 Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The Rockford Files: I Still Love L.A. (1994)

Television Critics Association Awards

2010 Won
Career Achievement Award
2008 Nominated
Career Achievement Award

TV Land Awards

2005 Nominated
TV Land Award
Favorite Private Eye
The Rockford Files (1974)

Walk of Fame

1960 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Television
On 8 February 1960. At 6927 Hollywood Blvd.

Western Heritage Awards

1996 Won
Bronze Wrangler
Television Feature Film
Streets of Laredo (1995)
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