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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1958

Winner
Oscar
Best Picture
Sam Spiegel
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Alec Guinness
Alec Guinness was not present at the awards ceremony. Jean Simmons accepted the award on his behalf.
Best Director
David Lean
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Pierre Boulle
Carl Foreman
Michael Wilson

Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and received no screen credit. They ... More

Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and received no screen credit. They were posthumously awarded Oscars in 1984. Pierre Boulle was not present at the awards ceremony. Kim Novak accepted the award on his behalf.

Best Cinematography
Jack Hildyard
Best Film Editing
Peter Taylor

Peter Taylor was not present at the awards ceremony. William A. Lyon accepted the award on his ... More

Peter Taylor was not present at the awards ceremony. William A. Lyon accepted the award on his behalf.

Best Music, Scoring
Malcolm Arnold
Malcolm Arnold was not present at the ceremony. Morris Stoloff accepted the award on his behalf.
Nominee
Oscar
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Sessue Hayakawa

Golden Globes, USA 1958

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Actor - Drama
Alec Guinness
Best Director
David Lean
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Supporting Actor
Sessue Hayakawa

BAFTA Awards 1958

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best British Actor
Alec Guinness
Best British Film
Best British Screenplay
Pierre Boulle
Best Film from any Source

British Society of Cinematographers 1958

Winner
Best Cinematography Award
Jack Hildyard

David di Donatello Awards 1958

Winner
David
Best Foreign Production (Migliore Produzione Straniera)
Sam Spiegel

Directors Guild of America, USA 1958

Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
David Lean
Gus Agosti (assistant director) (plaque)
Ted Sturgis (assistant director) (plaque)

DVD Exclusive Awards 2001

Nominee
Video Premiere Award
Best DVD Menu Design
Best DVD Original Retrospective Documentary/Featurette
Laurent Bouzereau
For "The Making of 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'".

Golden Screen, Germany 1984

Winner
Golden Screen
Winner
Golden Screen with 1 Star

Grammy Awards 1959

Nominee
Grammy
Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast
Malcolm Arnold

Laurel Awards 1958

Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Drama
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Alec Guinness

National Board of Review, USA 1957

Winner
NBR Award
Best Film
Best Director
David Lean
Best Actor
Alec Guinness
Best Supporting Actor
Sessue Hayakawa
Top Ten Films

National Film Preservation Board, USA 1997

Winner
National Film Registry

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1957

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
David Lean
Best Actor
Alec Guinness

Online Film & Television Association 2013

Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Motion Picture

Sant Jordi Awards 1959

Winner
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Actor (Mejor Actor Extranjero)
Alec Guinness

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