Elia Kazan Poster

Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1999 Winner
Honorary Award

In appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the... More

In appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the very nature of filmmaking through his creation of cinematic masterpieces. (Oscar statuette). A great deal of controversy surrounded the presentation of this award to Elia Kazan, as there was still lingering resentment over his appearances before the House of Un-American Activities Committee 47 years earlier. In addition to a handful of protesters outside the theater, many attendees remained seated when he received his award, even refusing to applaud. The executive council of the Eastern unit of the Writers Guild of America voted to protest against the Academy's decision to present an honorary Oscar to Elia Kazan, accusing Kazan of causing irrevocable harm to the lives and careers of several professional colleagues by informing the House of Un-American Activities Committee that they had once belonged to the Communist Party.

1964 Nominee
Oscar
Best Picture
America America (1963)
Best Director
America America (1963)
Best Writing, Story and Screenplay - Written Directly for the Screen
America America (1963)
1956 Nominee
Oscar
Best Director
East of Eden (1955)
1955 Winner
Oscar
Best Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
1952 Nominee
Oscar
Best Director
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1948 Winner
Oscar
Best Director
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Golden Globes, USA

1964 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Director
America America (1963)
1957 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Director
Baby Doll (1956)
1955 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
1948 Winner
Golden Globe
Best Director
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Berlin International Film Festival

1996 Winner
Honorary Golden Berlin Bear
1960 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Wild River (1960)
1953 Winner
Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin
Man on a Tightrope (1953)

Blue Ribbon Awards

1956 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Foreign Language Film
East of Eden (1955)

Bodil Awards

1958 Winner
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
East of Eden (1955)
1955 Winner
Bodil
Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)
On the Waterfront (1954)

Boxoffice Magazine Awards

1964 Winner
Boxoffice Blue Ribbon Award
Best Picture of the Month for the Whole Family (February)
America America (1963)

Cannes Film Festival

1972 Nominee
Palme d'Or
The Visitors (1972)
1955 Winner
Award
Best Dramatic Film
East of Eden (1955)
Nominee
Palme d'Or
East of Eden (1955)
1952 Nominee
Grand Prize of the Festival
Viva Zapata! (1952)
1947 Nominee
Award
Feature films
Boomerang! (1947)

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

1959 Winner
CEC Award
Best Foreign Director (Mejor Director Extranjero)
East of Eden (1955)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1987 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
1983 Winner
DGA Honorary Life Member Award
1964 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
America America (1963)
1962 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
1958 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
A Face in the Crowd (1957)
1956 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
East of Eden (1955)
1955 Winner
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
On the Waterfront (1954)
Shared with:
1953 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Viva Zapata! (1952)
1952 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Istanbul International Film Festival

1997 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1955 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
On the Waterfront (1954)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1956 Winner
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Foreign Language Film
East of Eden (1955)

Laurel Awards

1971 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Best Producer-Director
9th place.
1967 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Producer-Director
10th place.
1962 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
8th place.
1961 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Producer/Director
10th place.

National Board of Review, USA

1996 Winner
Special Citation
For lifetime achievement in direction.
1947 Winner
NBR Award
Best Director
Boomerang! (1947)
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1956 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Baby Doll (1956)
1954 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Director
On the Waterfront (1954)
1951 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Director
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1947 Winner
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
Boomerang! (1947)

Online Film & Television Association

2006 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative

San Sebasti√°n International Film Festival

1964 Winner
Golden Seashell
America America (1963)

Sant Jordi Awards

1965 Winner
Sant Jordi
Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)
America America (1963)

Stockholm Film Festival

1997 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award

Venice Film Festival

1954 Winner
OCIC Award
On the Waterfront (1954)
Winner
Silver Lion
On the Waterfront (1954)
Winner
Pasinetti Award
On the Waterfront (1954)
Nominee
Golden Lion
On the Waterfront (1954)
1951 Winner
Special Jury Prize
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

For having produced a stage play on screen, poetically interpreting the humanity of the characters,... More

For having produced a stage play on screen, poetically interpreting the humanity of the characters, thanks to masterly direction.

Nominee
Golden Lion
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
1950 Winner
International Award
Panic in the Streets (1950)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Panic in the Streets (1950)
1948 Nominee
Grand International Award
Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

Walk of Fame

1960 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
On 8 February 1960. At 6800 Hollywood Blvd.

Writers Guild of America, USA

1964 Nominee
WGA Award (Screen)
Best Written American Drama
America America (1963)

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