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Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1959

Winner
Oscar
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
Nedrick Young
Harold Jacob Smith

Nedrick Young had been blacklisted at the time and the Oscar went to his pseudonym 'Nathan E. ... More

Nedrick Young had been blacklisted at the time and the Oscar went to his pseudonym 'Nathan E. Douglas'. In 1993 AMPAS restored Young's credit upon the request of his widow and recommendation of the Academy's writers branch.

Best Cinematography, Black-and-White
Sam Leavitt
Nominee
Oscar
Best Picture
Stanley Kramer
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Tony Curtis
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best ... More

Sidney Poitier became the first African-American to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Theodore Bikel
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Cara Williams
Best Director
Stanley Kramer
Best Film Editing
Frederic Knudtson

Golden Globes, USA 1959

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Actor - Drama
Tony Curtis
Best Actor - Drama
Sidney Poitier
Best Supporting Actress
Cara Williams
Best Director
Stanley Kramer
Best Film Promoting International Understanding

BAFTA Awards 1959

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actor
Sidney Poitier
USA.
Winner
UN Award
USA.
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film from any Source
USA.
Best Foreign Actor
Tony Curtis
USA.

Bambi Awards 1959

Nominee
Bambi
Best Actor - International
Tony Curtis

Berlin International Film Festival 1958

Winner
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Actor
Sidney Poitier
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Stanley Kramer

Bodil Awards 1959

Winner
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
Stanley Kramer (director)

Directors Guild of America, USA 1959

Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Stanley Kramer

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 1959

Winner
Edgar
Best Motion Picture
Nedrick Young
Harold Jacob Smith

Laurel Awards 1959

Winner
Golden Laurel
Top Cinematography - Black and White
Sam Leavitt
Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Drama
4th place.
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Sidney Poitier
Top Male Supporting Performance
Theodore Bikel
5th place.
Top Score
Ernest Gold
5th place.

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1959

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Feature Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1958

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Best Director
Stanley Kramer
Best Screenplay
Nedrick Young
Harold Jacob Smith

Writers Guild of America, USA 1959

Winner
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
Harold Jacob Smith
Nedrick Young

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