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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1957

Nominated
Oscar
Best Picture
William Wyler
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Anthony Perkins
Best Director
William Wyler
Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted
Michael Wilson

Due to being blacklisted Michael Wilson did not receive a screen credit, which under special ... More

Due to being blacklisted Michael Wilson did not receive a screen credit, which under special Academy by-law made him ineligible personally although the writing achievement itself could be eligible. In early 1957 AMPAS instructed Price Waterhouse & Co. not to list any nomination declared ineligible under the by-law and thus this nomination was not included on the final voting ballot. The by-law was laster declared unworkable in January 1959. In December 2002 the Academy reinstated Mr. Wilson's nomination.

Best Sound, Recording
Gordon R. Glennan (Westrex Sound Services)
Gordon Sawyer (Samuel Goldwyn SSD)
Best Music, Original Song
Dimitri Tiomkin (music)
Paul Francis Webster (lyrics)
For the song "Friendly Persuasion (Thee I Love)".

Golden Globes, USA 1957

Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Gary Cooper
Best Supporting Actress
Marjorie Main
Best Film Promoting International Understanding

Cannes Film Festival 1957

Won
Palme d'Or
William Wyler

Directors Guild of America, USA 1957

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
William Wyler

National Board of Review, USA 1956

Won
NBR Award
Best Actress
Dorothy McGuire
Top Ten Films

Writers Guild of America, USA 1957

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
Michael Wilson

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