Awards & Recognition

 

"The greatest victory has been to be able to live with myself, to accept my shortcomings. ...I’m a long way from the human being I’d like to be. But I’ve decided I’m not so bad after all."
Audrey Hepburn


What follows is a selection of awards and recognitions bestowed on Audrey Hepburn by a world that found her far better than “not so bad,” after all.

 

1952
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Theatre World Award: “Promising Personalities” of the 1951–1952, Theatre Season for Gigi. Theatre World, 1952.

Best Debut Performance by an Actress for Gigi. The Billboard Annual Donaldson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, 1952.

 

1953
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Filmdom’s Famous Fives of 1953 for “Outstanding Screen Performance and Personal Achievement.” The Film Daily, 1953.

One of America’s Five Most Popular Performances by a Motion Picture Actress for Roman Holiday. Photoplay Magazine, 1953.

One of America’s Five Most Promising Newcomers. Photoplay Magazine, 1953.

Boxoffice Blue Ribbon Award for Roman Holiday, 1953.

 

1954
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NYFCC Best Actress Award (1953) for Roman Holiday. New York Film Critics Circle, 1954.

Filmdom’s Famous Fives of 1954 for “Outstanding Screen Performance and Personal Achievement.” The Film Daily, 1954.

Modern Screen’s Top Ten Award. Modern Screen, 1954.

Look Award, Actress of the Year (1953). Presented by Look magazine on “Colgate Comedy Hour,” NBC-TV, 1954.

BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1953) for Roman Holiday. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1954.

Golden Globe Award: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1953) for Roman Holiday. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1954.

Academy Award: Oscar, Best Actress (1953) for Roman Holiday. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1954.

Tony Award: Best Dramatic Actress for Ondine. The American Theatre Wing and The League of American Theatres and Producers, 1954.

 

1955
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NYFCC Best Actress Nomination (1954) for Sabrina. New York Film Critics Circle, 1955.

Golden Globe Henrietta Award: World Film Favorite, Female. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1955.

Most Appreciated Foreign Actress. Presented by the Finnish Cinema, 1955.

BAFTA Best Film Actress Nomination (1954) for Sabrina. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1955.

Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress

 

1956
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Victoire du Cinéma Francais Award, 1955.
Modern Screen Award: Best Performance for War and Peace, 1956.

 

1957
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NYFCC Best Actress Nomination (1956) for War and Peace. New York Film Critics Circle, 1957.

BAFTA Best Film Actress Nomination (1956) for War and Peace. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1957.

Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1956) for War and Peace. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1957.

 

1958
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Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1957) for Love in the Afternoon. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1958.

NYFCC Best Actress Nomination (1957) for Love in the Afternoon. New York Film Critics Circle, 1958.

Golden Laurel Award: First Place, Top Female Comedy Performance for Love in the Afternoon, 1958.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1958.

 

1959
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Filmdom’s Famous Fives of 1959 for “Outstanding Screen Performance and Personal Achievement.” The Film Daily, 1959.

Street Dedication: “Audrey Hepburn Laan” (Audrey Hepburn Lane). Doorn, Netherlands, 1959.

Zulueta Prize: Best Actress for The Nun’s Story. San Sebastian International Film Festival, 1959.

Best Film Actress of 1959. Variety Club of Great Britain, 1959.

 

1960
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Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Motion Picture Category. 1650 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA, 1960.

NYFCC Best Actress Award (1959) for The Nun’s Story. New York Film Critics Circle, 1960.

Adam ’n Eve Award. Motion Picture Costumers, 1960.

BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1959) for The Nun’s Story. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1960.

David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for The Nun’s Story. Accademia del Cinema Italiano, 1960.

Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress

Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1959) for The Nun’s Story. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1960.

Golden Laurel Award: Second Place, Top Female Dramatic Performance for The Nun’s Story, 1960.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1960.

 

1961
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Cleveland Critics Circle Award: Best Actress. Cleveland Critics, 1961.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1961.

Filmdom’s Famous Fives of 1961 for “Outstanding Screen Performance and Personal Achievement.” The Film Daily, 1961.

 

1962
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Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1961) for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1962.

David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Accademia del Cinema Italiano, 1962.

Academy Awards: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress (1961) for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1962.

Golden Laurel Award: Third Place, Top Female Comedy Performance for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1962.

Golden Laurel Award: Third Place, Top Female Star. 1962.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Dramatic Performance for The Children’s Hour, 1962.

 

1963
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Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1963.

 

1964
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Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/ Comedy (1963) for Charade. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1964.

Victoire du Cinéma Francais Award. 1964.

Golden Laurel Award: Third Place, Top Female Comedy Performance for Charade, 1964.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1964.

 

1965
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NYFCC Best Actress Award (1964) for My Fair Lady. New York Film Critics Circle, 1965.

BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1963) for Charade. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1965.

David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for My Fair Lady. Accademia del Cinema Italiano, 1965.

Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1964) for My Fair Lady. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1965.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1965.

Golden Laurel Award: Third Place, Female Comedy Performance for My Fair Lady, 1965.

 

1966
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Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1966.

Cleveland Critics Circle Award: Best Actress.

 

1968
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Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star. 1968.

Maschera d’Argento Award: Achievement in the Arts. 1968.

NYFCC Best Actress Award Nomination (1967) for Wait Until Dark. New York Film Critics Circle, 1968.

Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1967) for Wait Until Dark. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1968.

Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1967) for Two for the Road. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1968.

Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress

Special Tony Award. The American Theatre Wing and The League of American Theatres and Producers, 1968.

Nastri D’Argento (Silver Ribbon Award). Italian National Syndicate of Film.

Golden Laurel Award: Second Place, Top Female Star. 1968.

Golden Laurel Award: Third Place, Female Dramatic Performance for Wait Until Dark, 1968.

Golden Laurel Award Nomination: Top Female Star.

 

1976
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Variety Club of New York: Humanitarian Award for contributions to the world of motion pictures and charitable efforts on behalf of all children of all nations. Variety—The Children’s Charity of New York, 1976.

 

1987
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Commandeur de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for significant contributions to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. Presented by the French Minister of Culture and Communications, 1987.

 

1988
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The International Danny Kaye Award for Children. Presented by the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, 1988.

 

1989
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International Humanitarian Award. Presented for the first time in history by the Institute for Human Understanding, 1989.

Prix d’ Humanite Award, 1989.

 

1990
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The Key to the City of Chicago, 1990.

“Audrey Hepburn Tulip.” Unveiling presentation at Huis Doorn in Holland, 1990.

Key to the City of Indianapolis.

Living Treasure Award. New Zealand, 1990.

Seventh Annual UNICEF Ball honoring Audrey Hepburn. UNICEF, 1990.

Cecil B. DeMille Award: Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1990.

One of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.”

Children’s Champion Award. Washington UNICEF Council, 1990.

 

1991
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“Audrey Hepburn Day” Proclamation (February 28th). In recognition of her UNICEF work, by Mayor of Fort Worth, TX, 1991.

Key to the City of Fort Worth. 1991.

Certificate of Merit for UNICEF Ambassadorship. UNICEF “Acts of Consequence” Tour, 1991.

Golden Plate Award for achievement in the arts and public service, “representing the many who excel in the great fields of endeavor.” The American Academy of Achievement, 1991.

Bambi Award. Berlin, Germany, 1991.

Distinguished International Lifetime Award: Sigma Theta Tau International Audrey Hepburn Award named after Audrey, given to individuals in recognition for their international work on behalf of children. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Association, 1991.

Gala Tribute Honoree. Film Society of Lincoln Center, 1991.

Humanitarian Award. Variety Clubs International, 1991.

“Sindaci per L’ infanzia” (Mayors for Children) Award. UNICEF, 1991.

Master Screen Artist. USA Film Festival, 1991.

Champion of Children Award for work on behalf of the world’s children. Children’s Institute International, 1991.

 

1992
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BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992.

Key to the City of San Francisco, 1992.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for contributions to the arts and humanitarian work, 1992.

“Audrey Hepburn Day” Proclamation (April 10th). Providence, RI, 1992.

Key to the City of Providence, 1992.

Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards: Honorary Chair and Speaker. For the prevention and reduction of world hunger. Brown University, 1992.

Gold Medal Award: Casita Maria Fiesta. Casita Maria, 1992.

George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of film. George Eastman House, 1992.

Lifetime of Style Award. Council of Fashion Designers of America, 1992.

 

1993
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SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Screen Actors Guild of America, 1993.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1992). Oscar accepted by Sean H. Ferrer. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1993.

Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Achievement

Grammy Award: Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Audrey Hepburn’s Enchanted Tales. The Recording Academy, 1993.

The Pearl S. Buck Woman’s Award. The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, 1993.

 

1996
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Crystal Award. Women in Film, 1996.

 

1998
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International Humanitarian Award: “A Special Woman.” 1998.

 

2000
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Living Legacy Award. Women’s International Center. For stunning contributions to humanity and enduring legacies given to humankind, 2000.

 

2002
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The Spirit of Audrey Hepburn. Unveiling of a bronze sculpture honoring Ms. Hepburn entitled “The Spirit of Audrey,” by sculptor John Kennedy, in the public plaza at UNICEF headquarters in New York, 2002.

 

2003
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Legends of Hollywood, U.S. Postage Stamp. U.S. Postal Service, 2003.

 

2004
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Most Naturally Beautiful Woman of All Time. Topped an Evian-organized poll of an international panel of experts, made up of beauty editors, make-up artists, fashion editors, model agencies and fashion photographers, 2004.


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