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Ben-Hur Poster

(1959)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1960

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Sam Zimbalist
Postumously. Sam Zimbalist died during filming. Mrs. Zimbalist accepted the award on his behalf.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Charlton Heston
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith was not present at the awards ceremony. Director William Wyler accepted the award on ... More

Hugh Griffith was not present at the awards ceremony. Director William Wyler accepted the award on his behalf.

Best Director
William Wyler
Best Cinematography, Color
Robert Surtees
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
William A. Horning
Edward C. Carfagno
Hugh Hunt
In case of Horning the Oscar win was posthumously.
Best Costume Design, Color
Elizabeth Haffenden
Best Sound
Franklin Milton (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer SSD)
Best Film Editing
Ralph E. Winters
John D. Dunning
Best Effects, Special Effects
A. Arnold Gillespie (visual)
Robert MacDonald (visual)
Milo B. Lory (audible)
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Miklós Rózsa
Nominated
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Karl Tunberg

Golden Globes, USA 1960

Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Motion Picture Director
William Wyler
Best Supporting Actor
Stephen Boyd
Won
Special Award
Andrew Marton
For directing the chariot race in Ben-Hur.
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Charlton Heston

BAFTA Awards 1960

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film from any Source
William Wyler
USA.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2006

Nominated
Saturn Award
Best Classic Film DVD Release
For "Ben-Hur: Four-Disc 45th Anniversary Collector's Edition".

Bambi Awards 1961

3rd place
Bambi
Best Actor - International
Charlton Heston

David di Donatello Awards 1961

Won
David
Best Foreign Production (Migliore Produzione Straniera)
Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)
Charlton Heston

Directors Guild of America, USA 1960

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
William Wyler
Gus Agosti (assistant director) (plaque)
Alberto Cardone (assistant director) (plaque)

Grammy Awards 1961

Nominated
Grammy
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Music Score from Motion Picture or Television
Miklós Rózsa

Laurel Awards 1960

Won
Golden Laurel
Special Award
2nd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Charlton Heston
3rd place
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Stephen Boyd
Top Male Supporting Performance
Hugh Griffith

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1960

Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Feature Film

National Board of Review, USA 1959

Won
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Hugh Griffith
Top Ten Films
Won
Special Citation
Andrew Marton
Yakima Canutt
For directing the chariot race in the film.

National Film Preservation Board, USA 2004

Won
National Film Registry

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1959

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Film
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Karl Tunberg

Writers Guild of America, USA 1960

Nominated
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
Karl Tunberg

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