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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1989 Nominee
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Little Dorrit (1987)
1980 Winner
Honorary Award
For advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances.
1978 Nominee
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Star Wars (1977)
1959 Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1958 Winner
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Alec Guinness was not present at the awards ceremony. Jean Simmons accepted the award on his behalf.
1953 Nominee
Oscar
Best Actor in a Leading Role
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Golden Globes, USA

1989 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Little Dorrit (1987)
1978 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture
Star Wars (1977)
1958 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Actor - Drama
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1983 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special
Smiley's People (1982)
For playing "George Smiley".
1960 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor (Lead or Support)
Startime (1959)
For episode "The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks (#1.6)". (Shown within Startime (1959)).

BAFTA Awards

1989 Winner
Academy Fellowship
1986 Nominee
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Great Performances (1971)
For episode "Monsignor Quixote (#15.1)".
1983 Winner
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Smiley's People (1982)
1980 Winner
BAFTA TV Award
Best Actor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
1961 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
Tunes of Glory (1960)
1960 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Screenplay
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1958 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1956 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
The Prisoner (1955)

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA

1978 Winner
Saturn Award
Best Supporting Actor
Star Wars (1977)

Berlin International Film Festival

1988 Winner
Honorary Golden Berlin Bear

British Film Institute Awards

1991 Winner
BFI Fellowship

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

1980 Winner
Broadcasting Press Guild Award
Best Actor
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)

European Film Awards

1996 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Evening Standard British Film Awards

1995 Winner
Special Award
1979 Winner
Evening Standard British Film Award
Best Actor
Star Wars (1977)

Film Society of Lincoln Center

1987 Winner
Gala Tribute

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1952 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards

1967 Winner
KCFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
The Comedians (1967)
Tied with Robert Shaw for A Man for All Seasons (1966).

Laurel Awards

1959 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Male Comedy Performance
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1958 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1990 Winner
Special Achievement Award

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1988 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Supporting Actor
Little Dorrit (1987)

National Board of Review, USA

1957 Winner
NBR Award
Best Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1950 Winner
NBR Award
Best Actor
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1989 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Little Dorrit (1987)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1988 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Supporting Actor
Little Dorrit (1987)
A Handful of Dust (1988)
1958 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
1957 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
1955 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
The Prisoner (1955)
1950 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Actor
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Online Film & Television Association

2001 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Acting

Picturegoer Awards

1951 Winner
Gold Medal
Best Actor
The Mudlark (1950)

Sant Jordi Awards

1961 Winner
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
The Prisoner (1955)
1959 Winner
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Venice Film Festival

1958 Winner
Volpi Cup
Best Actor
The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Winner
New Cinema Award
Best Actor
The Horse's Mouth (1958)

Walk of Fame

1960 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 8 February 1960. At 1559 Vine Street.

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