Leonard Bernstein Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1955 Nominee
Oscar
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
On the Waterfront (1954)

Primetime Emmy Awards

1987 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Classical Music/Dance Programming - Performing
Carnegie Hall: The Grand Reopening (1987)
1985 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Leonard Bernstein Conducts West Side Story (1985)
Shared with:
(Shown within _"Great Performances" (1972)_.)
1984 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Great Performances (1971)
Shared with:
For episode "Bernstein: Conductor, Soloist and Teacher".
1982 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts
Bernstein/Beethoven (1982)
Shared with:
1976 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Music Program
Great Performances (1971)
Shared with:
For episode "Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic".
1975 Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Classical Music Program
Great Performances (1971)
Shared with:
For episode "Bernstein at Tanglewood".
1972 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Classical Music
Beethoven's Birthday: A Celebration in Vienna with Leonard Bernstein (1970)
Shared with:
1965 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers
New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts (1958)
1961 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Music for Television
Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in Berlin (1960)
Official ATAS records list title as "Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic".
1958 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Best Musical Contribution for Television
Omnibus (1952)
Conducting and analyzing music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
1957 Winner
Primetime Emmy
Best Musical Contribution for Television
Omnibus (1952)
For composing and conducting.
Nominee
Primetime Emmy
Best Male Personality - Continuing Performance

Grammy Awards

2018 Winner
Grammy
Best Historical Album
Shared with:
For the album "Leonard Bernstein-The Composer"
2015 Nominee
Grammy
Best Musical Theater Album
Shared with:
For the album "West Side Story."
1993 Winner
Grammy
Best Orchestral Performance
Shared with:
for "Mahler: Symphony No. 9"
Best Classical Album
Shared with:
for "Mahler: Symphony No. 9"
1992 Winner
Grammy
Best Engineered Recording, Classical
Shared with:
for "Bernstein: Candide
Best Classical Album
Shared with:
for "Bernstein: Candide"
1991 Winner
Grammy
Best Orchestral Performance
Shared with:
for "Shostakovich: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 7"
Best Classical Album
Shared with:

for "Ives: Sym. No. 2; Gong On The Hook And Ladder; Central Park In The Dark; The Unanswered ... More

for "Ives: Sym. No. 2; Gong On The Hook And Ladder; Central Park In The Dark; The Unanswered Question"

Best Contemporary Composition
for "Bernstein: Arias & Barcarolles"
Nominee
Grammy
Best Music Video, Long Form
Shared with:
For "Bernstein In Berlin-Beethoven: Sym. No. 9"
Best Orchestral Performance

For "Ives: Symphony No. 2; Gong On The Hook And Ladder (Fireman's Parade On Mainstreet); Central ... More

For "Ives: Symphony No. 2; Gong On The Hook And Ladder (Fireman's Parade On Mainstreet); Central Park In The Dark, The Unanswered Question"

1990 Winner
Grammy
Best Orchestral Performance
Shared with:
for "Mahler: Symphony No. 3 In D Minor"
1989 Nominee
Grammy
Best Opera Recording
Shared with:
For "Puccini: La Boheme".
Best Opera Recording
Shared with:
For "Bernstein, Wadsworth: A Quiet Place".
Best Contemporary Composition
Shared with:
For "A Quiet Place".
Best Engineered Recording, Classical
Shared with:
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)".
Best Classical Album
Shared with:
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor "Resurrection""
Best Orchestral Recording
Shared with:
For "Mahler: Symhony No. 2 In C Minor "Resurrection""
1988 Nominee
Grammy
Best Orchestral Recording
Shared with:
For "Copland: Symphony No. 3/Quiet City"
1985 Winner
Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award
1984 Nominee
Grammy
Best Orchestral Recording

For "Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances And Candide Overture/ Barber: Adagio For Strings/ ... More

For "Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances And Candide Overture/ Barber: Adagio For Strings/ Schuman: American Festival Overture"

Best Opera Recording
Shared with:
For "Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde"
Best Classical Performance – Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
For "Gershwin: Rhapsody In Blue"
1981 Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Orchestral Recording
For "Beethoven: Symphonies (9)"
Best Classical Orchestral Recording
Shared with:
For "Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5"
1980 Nominee
Grammy
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
For "Beethoven: Missa Solemnis"
1979 Nominee
Grammy
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
For "Haydn: Mass No. 9 In D Minor ("Lord Nelson Mass")"
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
For "Stravinsky: Les Noces And Mass"
1978 Winner
Grammy
Best Classical Album
Shared with:
For "Concert Of The Century"
1977 Nominee
Grammy
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
For "Berlioz: Requiem"
1976 Nominee
Grammy
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
For "Haydn: Harmoniemesse"
1975 Nominee
Grammy
Album of the Year, Classical
Shared with:
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor ("Resurrection")"
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Bernstein Conducts Ravel"
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor"
1974 Winner
Grammy
Best Opera Recording
Shared with:
For "Bizet: Carmen"
Nominee
Grammy
Album of the Year, Classical
Shared with:
For "Bizet: Carmen"
Best Classical Performance, Orchestra
For "Holst: The Planets"
Best Choral Performance, Classical (Other Than Opera)
For "Haydn: Mass In Time Of War (Leonard Bernstein's Concert For Peace)"
1973 Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Album
Shared with:
For "Bernstein: Mass"
Best Opera Recording
For "Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier"
Best Choral Performance, Classical
For "Bernstein: Mass"
1969 Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 6 In A Minor And Symphony No. 9 In D Major"
Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)
For "Haydn: The Creation"
1968 Winner
Grammy
Album of the Year, Classical
Shared with:
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony Of A Thousand)"
Best Classical Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 8 In E Flat Major (Symphony Of A Thousand)"
Nominee
Grammy
Album of the Year, Classical
For "Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde"
Album of the Year, Classical
Shared with:
For "The World Of Charles Ives (Washington's Birthday, Robert Browning Overture)"
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde"
Best Opera Recording
Shared with:
For "Verdi: Falstaff"
1967 Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Ives: Fourth Of July"
1966 Nominee
Grammy
Best Composition by a Contemporary Classical Composer
For "Bernstein: Chichester Psalms"
1965 Winner
Grammy
Album of the Year, Classical
for "Bernstein: Symphony No. 3 "Kaddish""
Nominee
Grammy
Best Performance - Orchestra
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 2 In C Minor ("Resurrection")"
Best Composition by a Contemporary Composer
For "Symphony No. 3 ("Kaddish")"
1964 Winner
Grammy
Most Promising New Classical Recording Artist
Shared with:
For "Liszt: Concerto No. 1 For Piano & Orchestra".
Best Recording for Children
For "Bernstein Conducts For Young People".
Nominee
Grammy
Best Performance by a Chorus
Shared with:
For "The Joy Of Christmas"
Best Classical Performance - Choral (Other Than Opera)
For "Bach: St. Matthew Passion"
Best Classical Performance - Choral (Other Than Opera)
For "Milhaud: Les Choephores"
1963 Winner
Grammy
Best Recording for Children
For "Saint-Saens: Carnival Of The Animals/Britten: Young Person's Guide To The Orchestra".
Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 3 In D Minor"
Best Classical Performance - Choral (Other Than Opera)
For "Mahler: Symphony No. 3 In D Minor"
Best Documentary Or Spoken Word Recording (Other Than Comedy)
For "First Performance: Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts"
1962 Winner
Grammy
Best Recording for Children
For "Prokofiev: Peter And The Wolf".
Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (Other Than Comedy)
For "Humor In Music".
Nominee
Grammy
Album of the Year, Classical
For "Bloch: Sacred Service"
Best Classical Performance - Choral (Other Than Opera)
For "Beethoven: Missa Solemnis"
1961 Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Ives: Symphony # 2"
1959 Nominee
Grammy
Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
For "Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps"

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA)

2015 Winner
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score - Re-Release or Re-Recording
On the Waterfront (1954)
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Online Film & Television Association

2016 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
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Music

The Kennedy Center Honors

1980 Winner
Kennedy Center Honors
Kennedy Center Honors

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