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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1972

Won
Oscar
Best Picture
Philip D'Antoni
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Gene Hackman
Best Director
William Friedkin
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Ernest Tidyman
Best Film Editing
Gerald B. Greenberg
Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Roy Scheider
Best Cinematography
Owen Roizman
Best Sound
Theodore Soderberg
Christopher Newman

Golden Globes, USA 1972

Won
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director - Motion Picture
William Friedkin
Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama
Gene Hackman
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Screenplay
Ernest Tidyman

BAFTA Awards 1973

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film Editing
Gerald B. Greenberg
Best Actor
Gene Hackman
For The Poseidon Adventure
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
William Friedkin
Best Film
Best Sound Track
Christopher Newman
Theodore Soderberg

American Cinema Editors, USA 1972

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Feature Film
Gerald B. Greenberg

David di Donatello Awards 1972

Won
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Philip D'Antoni (producer)

Directors Guild of America, USA 1972

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
William Friedkin
Paul Ganapoler (unit production manager) (plaque)
William C. Gerrity (assistant director) (plaque)
Terence A. Donnelly (assistant director) (plaque)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1972

Won
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Ernest Tidyman

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 1971

Won
KCFCC Award
Best Film
Best Actor
Gene Hackman
Tied with Walter Matthau for Kotch (1971).

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1972

Won
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Feature Film

National Board of Review, USA 1972

Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
Gene Hackman
Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board, USA 2005

Won
National Film Registry

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1972

3rd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Gene Hackman

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1971

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Gene Hackman
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Film

Writers Guild of America, USA 1972

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium
Ernest Tidyman

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