List of awards and nominations received by Laurence Olivier

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Awards and nominations received by Laurence Olivier
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Olivier in 1972
Award Won Nominated
Academy Awards
2 13
Academy Honorary Awards
2 N/A
BAFTA Film Awards
3 9
Golden Globe Awards
2 5
BAFTA TV Awards
0 2
Evening Standard Theatre Awards
3 3
Emmy Awards
5 9
Tony Awards
0 1

Laurence Olivier (1907–1989) was an English actor who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.[1] He also worked in films throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. From 1956 he performed in television roles, where he won several awards.[2]

In 1939 Olivier appeared in the film Wuthering Heights in a role that saw him nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor. The following year he was again nominated for the same award for his portrayal of Maxim de Winter in Rebecca. In 1944 he produced, directed and appeared as Henry V of England in Henry V. The film was nominated for several Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, although it failed to win in any competitive category; instead Olivier received a "Special Award" for his work on the film.[3] His next film, Hamlet (1948), became the first non-American film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and he also received the award for Best Actor.[4][5][a] In 1979 Olivier was presented with an Academy Honorary Award to recognise his lifetime of contribution to the art of film. In total he was nominated for nine other acting Academy Awards and one each for production and direction.[7] For his stage work Olivier won three Evening Standard Theatre Awards and was nominated for a Tony Award. He made his television debut in 1956,[8] and was subsequently nominated nine times for an Emmy Award, winning on five occasions; he was also nominated for two British Academy Television Awards for his work in the medium.

In 1947 Olivier was appointed a Knight Bachelor, and in 1970 he was given a life peerage; the Order of Merit was conferred on him in 1981. He also received honours from foreign governments. In 1949 he was made Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog by the Danish government; the French appointed him Officier, Legion of Honour, in 1953; the Italian government created him Grande Ufficiale, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, in 1953; and in 1971 he was granted the Order of Yugoslav Flag with Golden Wreath. From academic and other institutions, Olivier received honorary doctorates from the university of Tufts, Massachusetts (1946), Oxford (1957) and Edinburgh (1964). He was also awarded the Danish Sonning Prize for outstanding contributions to European culture in 1966, the Gold Medallion of the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities in 1968; and the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts in 1976.[9][10][b] In February 1960, for his contribution to the film industry, Olivier was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, with a star at 6319 Hollywood Boulevard;[11] he is also included in the American Theater Hall of Fame.[12] In 1977, Olivier was awarded a British Film Institute Fellowship.[13]

In addition to the naming of the National Theatre's largest auditorium in his honour, Olivier is commemorated in the Laurence Olivier Awards, bestowed annually since 1984 by the Society of West End Theatre.[9] In 1991 Olivier's friend, the actor John Gielgud, unveiled a memorial stone commemorating Olivier in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey.[14] In 2007, the centenary of Olivier's birth, a life-sized statue of him was unveiled on the South Bank, outside the National Theatre;[15] the same year the British Film Institute held a retrospective season of his film work.[16]

Film

Publicity still of Olivier for the 1939 film Wuthering Heights
studio still of young man and woman in outdoor setting
Olivier, with Merle Oberon in Wuthering Heights
Publicity still of Olivier and Vivien Leigh from the 1941 film That Hamilton Woman
Statue of Olivier outside the Royal National Theatre, London
Olivier's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Awards and nominations for Olivier's film work
Film[17] Year Award Category Result Ref.
Wuthering Heights 1939 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
Rebecca 1940 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
Henry V 1946 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
Henry V 1946 Academy Award Best Picture (as producer) Nominated [18]
Henry V 1946 National Board of Review Award Best Actor Won [19]
Henry V 1946 New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actor Won [20]
Hamlet 1948 Academy Award Best Actor Won [18]
Hamlet 1948 Academy Award Best Picture (as producer) Won [18]
Hamlet 1948 Academy Award Best Director Nominated [18]
Hamlet 1948 British Academy Film Award Best Film (as director) Won [21]
Hamlet 1948 Venice Film Festival Best film Won
(Golden Lion)
[22]
Hamlet 1948 Golden Globe Award Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Won [23]
Hamlet 1948 New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actor Won [24]
Hamlet 1948 Bodil Awards Best European Film Won [25]
Henry V 1950 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Nastro d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) Won [26]
Carrie 1952 British Academy Film Award Best British Actor Nominated [21]
Richard III 1955 British Academy Film Award Best Actor in a Leading Role Won [21]
Richard III 1955 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
Richard III 1955 6th Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear International Prize Won [27]
Richard III 1955 David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor Won [28]
Richard III 1955 David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Producer Won [28]
The Prince and the Showgirl 1957 British Academy Film Award Best British Actor Nominated [21]
The Devil's Disciple 1959 British Academy Film Award Best British Actor Nominated [21]
The Entertainer 1960 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
The Entertainer 1960 British Academy Film Award Best British Actor Nominated [21]
The Entertainer 1960 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Best Actor Won [29]
Spartacus 1960 Golden Globe Award Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated [23]
Term of Trial 1963 British Academy Film Award Best British Actor Nominated [21]
Othello 1965 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
Othello 1965 National Society of Film Critics Best Actor Nominated [30]
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969 British Academy Film Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role Won [21]
Sleuth 1972 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
Sleuth 1972 Golden Globe Award Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama Nominated [23]
Sleuth 1972 British Academy Film Award Best Actor Nominated [21]
Sleuth 1972 New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actor Won [31]
Sleuth 1972 David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actor Won [28]
Marathon Man 1976 Academy Award Best Supporting Actor Nominated [18]
Marathon Man 1976 Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Won [23]
The Boys from Brazil 1978 Academy Award Best Actor Nominated [18]
The Boys from Brazil 1978 National Board of Review Award Best Actor[c] Won [32]
The Boys from Brazil 1978 Saturn Award Best Actor Won [26]
A Little Romance 1980 Golden Globe Award Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Nominated [23]
Honorary awards
Henry V 1946 Academy Honorary Award "For his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen". Recipient [33]
1977 BAFTA Fellowship N/A Recipient [21]
1978 Academy Honorary Award "For the full body of his work, for the unique achievements of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film". Recipient [34]
1983 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award N/A Recipient [23]
1983 Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute Recipient [35]

Stage

middle aged man with young woman on stage
Olivier, with Joan Plowright in The Entertainer on Broadway in 1958
Awards and nominations for Olivier's stage work
Show[17][36] Year Award Category Result Ref.
The Entertainer 1957 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Actor Won [37]
The Entertainer 1958 Tony Award Best Actor in a Play Nominated [38]
The Dance of Death 1967 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Actor Won [37]
Long Day's Journey into Night 1972 Evening Standard Theatre Awards Best Actor Won [37]

Television

head and shoulders semi-profile shot of man in this thirties
Olivier in 1939
Awards and nominations for Olivier's television work
Show Year Award Category Result Ref.
The Moon and the Sixpence 1960 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Won [39]
Uncle Vanya 1968 Emmy Award Outstanding Drama Series Nominated [39]
David Copperfield 1970 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Nominated [39]
Long Day's Journey into Night 1973 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Won [39]
Long Day's Journey into Night 1973 British Academy Television Award Best Television Actor Nominated [21]
The Merchant of Venice 1974 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Nominated [39]
Love Among the Ruins 1975 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Won [39]
Brideshead Revisited 1982 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Won [39]
A Voyage Round My Father 1983 British Academy Television Award Best Television Actor Nominated [21]
King Lear 1984 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Won [39]
Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson 1984 CableACE Award Best Actor Won [40]
1985 Banff Television Festival Lifetime Achievement Award Won [41]
Lost Empires 1987 Emmy Award Outstanding Supporting Actor – Miniseries or a Movie Nominated [39]

State and academic honours

State and academic honours for Olivier's
Award[9] Year Country or institution
Honorary doctorate 1946 Tufts University
Honorary doctorate 1946 University of Massachusetts
Knight Bachelor 1947 UK
Commander of the Order of the Dannebrog 1949 Denmark
Officier, Legion of Honour 1953 France
Grande Ufficiale, Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 1953 Italy
Honorary doctorate 1957 University of Oxford
Honorary doctorate 1964 University of Edinburgh
Sonning Prize 1966 Denmark
Gold Medallion 1968 Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities, Sweden
Life peerage 1970 UK
Order of Yugoslav Flag with Golden Wreath 1971 Yugoslavia
Albert Medal 1976 Royal Society of Arts, UK
Order of Merit 1981 UK

Notes and references

Notes

  1. ^ The film also won Academy Awards for Best Art Direction and Best Costume Design, and was nominated for awards for Best Actress (Jean Simmons as Ophelia), Best Score and Olivier as Best Director.[6]
  2. ^ Olivier was also offered an honorary degree from Yale University, but was unable to receive it.[10]
  3. ^ Tied with Jon Voight for Coming Home[32]

References

  1. ^ Heilpern, John (12 January 1998). "In Praise of the Holy Trinity: Olivier, Gielgud, Richardson". The New York Observer. 
  2. ^ Billington 2004.
  3. ^ "The 19th Academy Awards: 1947". Academy Awards Database. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Brooke, Michael. "Hamlet (1948)". Screenonline. British Film Institute. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Munn 2007, pp. 145–147.
  6. ^ "The 21st Academy Awards: 1949". Academy Awards Database. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Olivier". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 28 March 2015. 
  8. ^ Tanitch 1985, p. 185.
  9. ^ a b c "Olivier, Baron". Who Was Who. Retrieved 26 March 2015.  (subscription required)
  10. ^ a b Coleman 2006, photo 39, facing p. 416.
  11. ^ "Laurence Olivier". Hollywood Walk of Fame. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Members". American Theater Hall of Fame. Retrieved 26 March 2015. 
  13. ^ Shail 2007, p. 158.
  14. ^ Gielgud 2004, p. 483.
  15. ^ Reynolds, Nigel (24 September 2007). "South Bank statue marks Olivier centenary". The Daily Telegraph. p. 11. 
  16. ^ Hammond, Wally (1 August 2007). "Film – Larry's game". Time Out. p. 57. 
  17. ^ a b Tanitch 1985, pp. 188–89.
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "Olivier". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "1946 Award Winners". National Board of Review. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "New York Film Critics Circle Awards: 1946 Awards". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "BAFTA Awards Search". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "The awards of the Venice Film Festival". Venice Film Festival. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  23. ^ a b c d e f "Laurence Olivier". Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "New York Film Critics Circle Awards: 1948 Awards". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  25. ^ "1949" (in Danish). Danish Film Critics Association. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  26. ^ a b "Awards". Estate of Sir Laurence Olivier. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  27. ^ "6th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". Berlin International Film Festival. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  28. ^ a b c "Laurence Olivier – Premi ricevuti: 3". David di Donatello Awards (in Italian). Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  29. ^ "12th Karlovy Vary IFF". Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  30. ^ "Italian Film is "Best"; Lacks Industry Stamp". The Lincoln Star. 4 January 1967. p. 19. 
  31. ^ "New York Film Critics Circle Awards: 1972 Awards". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  32. ^ a b "1978 Award Winners". National Board of Review. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 
  33. ^ "1946 (19th)". Oscar Legacy. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "1978 (51st)". Oscar Legacy. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 7 April 2015. 
  35. ^ Bennetts, Leslie (26 April 1983). "For Olivier, a Night of Praise for 50 Years of Accomplishment". The New York Times. p. 11. 
  36. ^ Herbert 1978, pp. 990–91.
  37. ^ a b c Tanitch 1985, p. 188.
  38. ^ "Tony Awards for Laurence Olivier". Tony Award. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Laurence Olivier". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 25 March 2015. 
  40. ^ Shapiro, Beth (4 January 2008). "Playwright imagines a tale of two loves". Jewish News of Greater Phoenix. p. 13. 
  41. ^ "Banff decides the British are coming High up in the Rockies, English TV is presented with praise and prizes". The Globe and Mail. 8 June 1985. 

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