Ben-Hur Poster

(1959)

Awards

Academy Awards, USA 1960

Winner
Oscar
Best Picture
Sam Zimbalist
Posthumously. Sam Zimbalist died during filming. Mary Taylor accepted the award on his behalf.
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Charlton Heston
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Hugh Griffith

Hugh Griffith was not present at the awards ceremony. Director William Wyler accepted the award on ... More

Hugh Griffith was not present at the awards ceremony. Director William Wyler accepted the award on his behalf.

Best Director
William Wyler
Best Cinematography, Color
Robert Surtees
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color
William A. Horning
Edward C. Carfagno
Hugh Hunt
In case of Horning the Oscar win was posthumously.
Best Costume Design, Color
Elizabeth Haffenden
Best Sound
Franklin Milton (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer SSD)
Best Film Editing
Ralph E. Winters
John D. Dunning
Best Effects, Special Effects
A. Arnold Gillespie (visual)
R.A. MacDonald (visual)
Milo B. Lory (audible)
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Miklós Rózsa
Nominee
Oscar
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Karl Tunberg

Golden Globes, USA 1960

Winner
Golden Globe
Best Motion Picture - Drama
Best Director
William Wyler
Best Supporting Actor
Stephen Boyd
Winner
Special Award
Andrew Marton
For directing the chariot race in Ben-Hur.
Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Actor - Drama
Charlton Heston

BAFTA Awards 1960

Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film from any Source
William Wyler
USA.

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA 2006

Nominee
Saturn Award
Best Classic Film DVD Release
For "Ben-Hur: Four-Disc 45th Anniversary Collector's Edition".

Bambi Awards 1961

Nominee
Bambi
Best Actor - International
Charlton Heston

David di Donatello Awards 1961

Winner
David
Best Foreign Production (Migliore Produzione Straniera)
Best Foreign Actor (Migliore Attore Straniero)
Charlton Heston

Directors Guild of America, USA 1960

Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
William Wyler
Gus Agosti (assistant director) (plaque)
Alberto Cardone (assistant director) (plaque)

Grammy Awards 1961

Nominee
Grammy
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Music Score from Motion Picture or Television
Miklós Rózsa

IGN Summer Movie Awards 2011

Nominee
IGN Award
Best Movie Blu-Ray
For the 50th Anniversary Edition on Blu-Ray and DVD.

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2018

Winner
IFMCA Award
Best New Release, Re-Release or Re-Recording of an Existing Score
Miklós Rózsa (music)
Nic Raine (The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus conductor)
James Fitzpatrick (album producer, album art direction)
Frank K. DeWald (liner notes)
Gareth Bevan (album art direction)
Nic Finch (album art direction)

International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) 2013

Nominee
IFMCA Award
Best Archival Release of an Existing Score
Miklós Rózsa (music)
Lukas Kendall (album producer)
Michael Matessino (album producer)
Neil S. Bulk (album producer)
Jeff Bond (liner notes)
Frank K. DeWald (liner notes)
Joe Sikoryak (album art direction)

Laurel Awards 1960

Winner
Golden Laurel
Special Award
Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Charlton Heston
Top Male Dramatic Performance
Stephen Boyd
Top Male Supporting Performance
Hugh Griffith

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 1960

Winner
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing - Feature Film

National Board of Review, USA 1959

Winner
NBR Award
Best Supporting Actor
Hugh Griffith
Top Ten Films
Winner
Special Citation
Andrew Marton
Yakima Canutt
For directing the chariot race in the film.

National Film Preservation Board, USA 2004

Winner
National Film Registry

New York Film Critics Circle Awards 1959

Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Film
Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Screenplay
Karl Tunberg
Best Director
William Wyler
Tied with Basil Dearden for Sapphire (1959).

Online Film & Television Association 1999

Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Motion Picture

Writers Guild of America, USA 1960

Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
Karl Tunberg

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