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Academy Awards, USA

1999 Won
Honorary Award

In appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the... More

In appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the very nature of filmmaking through his creation of cinematic masterpieces. (Oscar statuette). A great deal of controversy surrounded the presentation of this award to Elia Kazan, as there was still lingering resentment over his appearances before the House of Un-American Activities Committee 47 years earlier. In addition to a handful of protesters outside the theater, many attendees remained seated when he received his award, even refusing to applaud. The executive council of the Eastern unit of the Writers Guild of America voted to protest against the Academy's decision to present an honorary Oscar to Elia Kazan, accusing Kazan of causing irrevocable harm to the lives and careers of several professional colleagues by informing the House of Un-American Activities Committee that they had once belonged to the Communist Party.

1964 Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
America America (1963)
Best Director
America America (1963)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
America America (1963)
1956 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
East of Eden (1955)
1955 Won
Oscar
Best Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
1952 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1948 Won
Oscar
Best Director
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Golden Globes, USA

1964 Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Director
America America (1963)
1957 Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Director
Baby Doll (1956)
1955 Won
Golden Globe
Best Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
1948 Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Director
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Berlin International Film Festival

1996 Won
Honorary Golden Berlin Bear
1960 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Wild River (1960)
1953 Won
Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin
Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Blue Ribbon Awards

1956 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Language Film
East of Eden (1955)

Bodil Awards

1958 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
East of Eden (1955)
1955 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
On the Waterfront (1954)

Cannes Film Festival

1972 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Visitors (1972)
1955 Won
Award
Best Dramatic Film
East of Eden (1955)
Nominated
Palme d'Or
East of Eden (1955)
1952 Nominated
Grand Prize of the Festival
Viva Zapata! (1952)
1947 Nominated
Award
Feature films
Boomerang! (1947)

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

1959 Won
CEC Award
Best Foreign Director (Mejor Director Extranjero)
East of Eden (1955)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1987 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
1983 Won
DGA Honorary Life Member Award
1964 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
America America (1963)
1962 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
1958 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
1956 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
East of Eden (1955)
1955 Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
On the Waterfront (1954)
Shared with:
1953 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Viva Zapata! (1952)
1952 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Istanbul International Film Festival

1997 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1955 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
On the Waterfront (1954)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1956 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
East of Eden (1955)

Laurel Awards

1971 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Best Producer-Director
9th place.
1967 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Producer-Director
10th place.
1962 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
8th place.
1961 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
10th place.

National Board of Review, USA

1996 Won
Special Citation
For lifetime achievement in direction.
1947 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
Boomerang! (1947)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1956 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Baby Doll (1956)
1954 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
1951 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1947 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Boomerang! (1947)

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1964 Won
Golden Seashell
America America (1963)

Sant Jordi Awards

1965 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
America America (1963)

Stockholm Film Festival

1997 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Venice Film Festival

1954 Won
OCIC Award
On the Waterfront (1954)
Won
Silver Lion
On the Waterfront (1954)
Won
Pasinetti Award
On the Waterfront (1954)
Nominated
Golden Lion
On the Waterfront (1954)
1951 Won
Special Jury Prize
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

For having produced a stage play on screen, poetically interpreting the humanity of the characters,... More

For having produced a stage play on screen, poetically interpreting the humanity of the characters, thanks to masterly direction.

Nominated
Golden Lion
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1950 Won
International Award
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Panic in the Streets (1950)
1948 Nominated
Grand International Award
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Walk of Fame

1960 Won
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 8 February 1960. At 6800 Hollywood Blvd.

Writers Guild of America, USA

1964 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
America America (1963)

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