List of awards and nominations received by James Stewart

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This is a list of awards and honors received by actor James Stewart.

Receiving French Croix de Guerre with Palm in 1944

Military and civilian medals[edit]

United States Air Force Pilot Badge.svg
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 myrtle green ribbon with width-3 white stripes at the edges and five width-1 stripes down the center; the central white stripes are width-2 apart
Bronze star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Width=44 scarlet ribbon with a central width-4 golden yellow stripe, flanked by pairs of width-1 scarlet, white, Old Glory blue, and white stripes
Air Force Pilot Badge
Air Force Distinguished Service Medal | Distinguished Flying Cross with cluster
Air Medal
with three clusters
Army Commendation Medal Presidential Unit Citation
Presidential Medal of Freedom American Defense Service Medal American Campaign Medal
Eastern Campaign Medal

with three stars
World War II Victory Medal National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award Armed Forces Reserve Medal
with silver hourglass device
Croix de Guerre
with bronze palm

Film industry awards and honors[edit]

List of James Stewarts awards
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James Stewart

Award Wins Nominations
Academy Awards
2 6
BAFTA Awards
0 2
Golden Globe Awards
1 3

This is a list of awards and nominations for James Stewart, whose acting career in motion pictures, television, and on stage spans over 60 years. Stewart has won an Academy Award once which was Best Actor for The Philadelphia Story in 1941.

Year Nomination Work Won?
Academy Awards
1940 Best Actor Mr. Smith Goes to Washington No
1941 Best Actor The Philadelphia Story Yes
1946 Best Actor It's a Wonderful Life No
1951 Best Actor Harvey No
1960 Best Actor Anatomy of a Murder No
1985 Honorary Award Lifetime Achievement Yes
Golden Globes
1951 Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama Harvey No
1963 Best Actor - Musical or Comedy Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation No
1965 Cecil B. DeMille Award Lifetime Achievement Yes
1974 Best TV Actor - Drama Hawkins Yes
BAFTA Awards
1955 Best Foreign Actor The Glenn Miller Story No
1960 Best Foreign Actor Anatomy of a Murder No
1939 Best Actor Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Yes
1959 Best Actor Anatomy of a Murder Yes
American Film Institute
1980 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes
Screen Actors Guild Awards
1968 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes
Venice Film Festival
1959 Volpi Cup Best Actor Anatomy of a Murder Yes
Berlin International Film Festivals
1962 Silver Bear for Best Actor Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation Yes[1]
1982 Honorary Golden Bear Lifetime Achievement Yes[2]
San Sebastián International Film Festival
1958 Silver Shell Best Actor Vertigo Yes
National Board of Review
1990 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes
Kennedy Center Honors
1983 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
1990 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes
National Association of Theatre Owners
1990 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes
Palm Springs International Film Festival
1992 Lifetime Achievement Lifetime Achievement Yes

United States National Film Registry[edit]

AFI 100 Years... series[edit]

IMDb Top 250 movies[edit]

Entertainment Weekly[edit]

Awards and titles[edit]

  • In 1947, Princeton University presented Stewart with an honorary degree. In 1990, the University awarded him its highest alumni honor, the "Woodrow Wilson Award" for outstanding public service.[3] On 30 May 1997, Princeton further honored Stewart by a special tribute and the dedication of the "James M. Stewart '32 Theater."[3]
  • In 1958, Stewart was named Reserve Wing Commander HQ 11th Wing, Bolling AFB, USAF Historian, Maxwell AFB.
  • In 1967, "The Pennsylvania Award for Excellence in the Performing Arts" was awarded to Stewart.[4]
  • In 1983, he was presented the "Golden Boot Award" recognizing individuals who have made significant contributions to the genre of Western television and movies.

Memorials and tributes[edit]

Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Stewart has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street. The star was once stolen but was subsequently replaced.
  • In 1945, Col. James Stewart was featured on the cover of Life.
  • In 1971, James Stewart was featured on the cover of TV Guide.
  • A World War II air force uniform belonging to Stewart is also on display in the American Air Museum at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, near Cambridge, England.
  • In his hometown, Indiana, Pennsylvania, a larger-than-life statue of Stewart was erected on the lawn of the Indiana County Courthouse on 20 May 1983 to celebrate Stewart's 75th birthday. In 1995, The Jimmy Stewart Museum, a museum dedicated to his life and career, opened as well in Indiana, Pennsylvania. A replica of his statue, rendered in green fiberglass resides in the museum. The Jimmy Stewart Museum also presents the "Harvey Award" to a distinguished celebrity tied to James Stewart's spirit of humanitarianism, citizenship, service to country and love of family. Recipients include Robert Wagner, Shirley Jones, Janet Leigh, Rich Little, and Grace Kelly.
  • In 1998, a year after Stewart's death, a monument was erected in his memory in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, where he hosted his annual "The Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon Race". The monument consists of a 25-foot flagpole, atop a rock pedestal, with a plaque praising the actor.
  • An award for Boy Scouts, "The James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award" has been presented since 17 May 2003.[7]
  • On 13 August 2007, Building 52 on Bolling AFB, Washington D.C. was dedicated to Stewart and was renamed "Brigadier General Jimmy Stewart Theater". In the 1940s, the facility served as the base theater. In honor of General Stewart's distinguished military and film careers, the first video shown in the newly dedicated theater was a ten-minute Air Force recruitment spot he did as a lieutenant. General Stewart was the acting Reserve Wing Commander 11th Wing, at Bolling AFB in 1957-1958.
  • On the centenary of James Stewart’s birth, 20 May 2008, Turner Classic Movies honored him with a marathon of his films, including The Stratton Story, The Mortal Storm, The Shop Around the Corner, The Philadelphia Story, The Glenn Miller Story, The Man Who Knew Too Much, Vertigo, Rear Window, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Anatomy of a Murder, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Harvey.[9]
  • On 24 May 2008, the "Centennial Festival Day" was held in Stewart's hometown, centering around the Indiana County courthouse and Jimmy Stewart Museum. Items from Stewart's home were on display at the Indiana County Historical Society. An exhibit called "Dear Mr. Stewart," a collection of gifts to Stewart from fans, was on display. The items range from a poem ripped out of a notebook to an ostrich egg. The Boy Scouts had themed activity stations for children based on Stewart films. Co-star Grace Kelly was presented posthumously the "Harvey Award". The celebration also included a fly-over by the USAF, the USAF Brass Band and others, screenings of Stewart’s films, and completing with birthday cake.[10]
  • General Stewart was also bestowed the honor of having a Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron named after him, with his permission. The Squadron is located in Sayreville, New Jersey and is part of Group 223.[13]
  • An award for excellent student filmmakers, "The Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award" has been presented since 1999.[14]

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