Being There Poster

(1979)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1980

Won
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Melvyn Douglas

Melvyn Douglas was not present at the awards ceremony. Co-presenter Liza Minnelli accepted the ... More

Melvyn Douglas was not present at the awards ceremony. Co-presenter Liza Minnelli accepted the award on his behalf.

Nominated
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Peter Sellers

Golden Globes, USA 1980

Won
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Peter Sellers
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Melvyn Douglas
Tied with Robert Duvall for Apocalypse Now (1979).
Nominated
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Best Director - Motion Picture
Hal Ashby
Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Shirley MacLaine
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Jerzy Kosinski

BAFTA Awards 1981

Won
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay
Jerzy Kosinski
Nominated
BAFTA Film Award
Best Actor
Peter Sellers
Best Actress
Shirley MacLaine
Best Film
Andrew Braunsberg

Awards of the Japanese Academy 1982

Nominated
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Foreign Language Film

Cannes Film Festival 1980

Nominated
Palme d'Or
Hal Ashby

Fotogramas de Plata 1981

Won
Fotogramas de Plata
Best Foreign Performer (Mejor intérprete de cine extranjero)
Peter Sellers

London Critics Circle Film Awards 1981

Won
Special Achievement Award
Peter Sellers
For his performance in the movie.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1979

Won
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Melvyn Douglas
For The Seduction of Joe Tynan

National Board of Review, USA 1979

Won
NBR Award
Best Actor
Peter Sellers
Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board, USA 2015

Won
National Film Registry
National Film Preservation Board

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA 1980

Won
NSFC Award
Best Cinematography
Caleb Deschanel
For The Black Stallion
2nd place
NSFC Award
Best Actor
Peter Sellers
2nd place
Best Supporting Actor
Melvyn Douglas
For The Seduction of Joe Tynan
2nd place
Nominated
NSFC Award
Best Screenplay
Jerzy Kosinski
Robert C. Jones
4th Place

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1979

Won
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Melvyn Douglas
2nd place
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Peter Sellers
3rd place
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Jerzy Kosinski

Writers Guild of America, USA 1980

Won
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium
Jerzy Kosinski

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