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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1958

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Sam Spiegel
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness was not present at the awards ceremony. Jean Simmons accepted the award on his behalf.
Best Director
David Lean
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Pierre Boulle
Carl Foreman
Michael Wilson

Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and received no screen credit. They ... More

Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and received no screen credit. They were posthumously awarded Oscars in 1984. Pierre Boulle was not present at the awards ceremony. Kim Novak accepted the award on his behalf.

Best Cinematography
Jack Hildyard
Best Film Editing
Peter Taylor
Best Music, Scoring
Malcolm Arnold
Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Sessue Hayakawa

Golden Globes, USA 1958

Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Alec Guinness
Best Motion Picture Director
David Lean
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Supporting Actor
Sessue Hayakawa

BAFTA Awards 1958

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
Alec Guinness
Best British Film
Best British Screenplay
Pierre Boulle
Best Film from any Source

British Society of Cinematographers 1958

Won
Best Cinematography Award
Jack Hildyard

DVD Exclusive Awards 2001

Nominated
Video Premiere Award
Best DVD Menu Design
Best DVD Original Retrospective Documentary/Featurette
Laurent Bouzereau
For "The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'".

David di Donatello Awards 1958

Won
David
Best Foreign Production (Migliore Produzione Straniera)
Sam Spiegel

Directors Guild of America, USA 1958

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
David Lean
Gus Agosti (assistant director) (plaque)
Ted Sturgis (assistant director) (plaque)

Golden Screen, Germany 1984

Won
Golden Screen
Won
Golden Screen with 1 Star

Grammy Awards 1959

Nominated
Grammy
Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast
Malcolm Arnold

Laurel Awards 1958

2nd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Alec Guinness
3rd place
Golden Laurel
Top Drama

National Board of Review, USA 1957

Won
NBR Award
Best Film
Best Director
David Lean
Best Actor
Alec Guinness
Best Supporting Actor
Sessue Hayakawa
Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board, USA 1997

Won
National Film Registry

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1957

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
David Lean
Best Actor
Alec Guinness

Online Film & Television Association 2013

Won
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Motion Picture

Sant Jordi Awards 1959

Won
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Alec Guinness

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