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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

2005 Won
Honorary Award
1983 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
The Verdict (1982)
1982 Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Prince of the City (1981)
Shared with:
1977 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Network (1976)
1976 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1958 Nominated
Oscar
Best Director
12 Angry Men (1957)

Golden Globes, USA

1989 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Running on Empty (1988)
1983 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
The Verdict (1982)
1982 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Prince of the City (1981)
1977 Won
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Network (1976)
1976 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director - Motion Picture
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1958 Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Director
12 Angry Men (1957)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1961 Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Drama
Sunday Showcase (1959)
For episode "The Sacco-Vanzetti Story: Part 1".

BAFTA Awards

1978 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
Network (1976)
1976 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Serpico (1973)
1968 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Film
The Deadly Affair (1966)
1967 Nominated
UN Award
The Pawnbroker (1964)
1966 Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Film
The Hill (1965)
Best Film from any Source
The Hill (1965)
Nominated
UN Award
Fail-Safe (1964)
USA.

Berlin International Film Festival

2006 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
Find Me Guilty (2006)
1966 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
The Group (1966)
1964 Won
FIPRESCI Prize - Honorable Mention
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
The Pawnbroker (1964)
1959 Nominated
Golden Berlin Bear
That Kind of Woman (1959)
1957 Won
Golden Berlin Bear
12 Angry Men (1957)
Won
OCIC Award
12 Angry Men (1957)

Blue Ribbon Awards

1960 Won
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Language Film
12 Angry Men (1957)

Bodil Awards

1966 Won
Bodil
Best Non-European Film (Bedste ikke-europæiske film)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
1960 Won
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
12 Angry Men (1957)

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards

2008 Nominated
Critics Choice Award
Best Director
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Cannes Film Festival

1992 Nominated
Palme d'Or
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
1969 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Appointment (1969)
1965 Nominated
Palme d'Or
The Hill (1965)
1962 Nominated
Palme d'Or
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)

Director's View Film Festival

2004 Won
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Excellence in Filmmaking Award

Directors Guild of America, USA

1993 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
1989 Won
DGA Honorary Life Member Award
1977 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Network (1976)
1976 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1975 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
1974 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Serpico (1973)
1966 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
The Pawnbroker (1964)
1963 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962)
1958 Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
12 Angry Men (1957)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1982 Nominated
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Prince of the City (1981)
Shared with:

Evening Standard British Film Awards

1976 Won
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Film
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)

Fantasporto

1993 Nominated
International Fantasy Film Award
Best Film
A Stranger Among Us (1992)

Fotogramas de Plata

2009 Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Gold Derby Awards

2009 Won
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Other)
2007 Nominated
Gold Derby Award
Life Achievement (Other)

Gotham Awards

1998 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award

Houston Film Critics Society Awards

2008 Nominated
HFCS Award
Best Director
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

2008 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Non-European Director (Regista del Miglior Film Non-Europeo)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
1958 Won
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
12 Angry Men (1957)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

1981 Won
KCFCC Award
Best Director
Prince of the City (1981)

Kinema Junpo Awards

2009 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Film Director
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Tied with Sean Penn for Into the Wild (2007).
1960 Won
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
12 Angry Men (1957)

Laurel Awards

1966 Nominated
Golden Laurel
Director
8th place.

Locarno International Film Festival

1957 Won
Special Mention
12 Angry Men (1957)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

2007 Won
Career Achievement Award
1976 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
1976 Won
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Network (1976)

Mystfest

1983 Nominated
Best Film
Deathtrap (1982)

National Board of Review, USA

1996 Won
Billy Wilder Award
1982 Won
NBR Award
Best Director
The Verdict (1982)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1982 2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Director
Prince of the City (1981)
3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Prince of the City (1981)
Shared with:
Tied with Dennis Potter for Pennies from Heaven (1981) in 3rd place.

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

2007 Won
Lifetime Achievement Award
1981 Won
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Prince of the City (1981)
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Prince of the City (1981)
Shared with:
1957 2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Director
12 Angry Men (1957)

Online Film & Television Association

2013 Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative

PGA Awards

2001 Won
New Technology Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1960 Won
Silver Seashell
The Fugitive Kind (1959)

Sant Jordi Awards

2009 Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Satellite Awards

2007 Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Director
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Turia Awards

2009 Won
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Venice Film Festival

1981 Won
Pasinetti Award
Best Film
Prince of the City (1981)
Nominated
Golden Lion
Prince of the City (1981)

Writers Guild of America, USA

1997 Won
Evelyn F. Burkey Award
1982 Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
Prince of the City (1981)
Shared with:

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