List of awards and nominations received by James Stewart
This is a list of awards and honors received by actor James Stewart.
Military and civilian medals
Film industry awards and honors
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.
United States National Film Registry
- As of 2007, there are 10 films starring James Stewart preserved in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
AFI 100 Years... series
- Stewart was named the third Greatest Male Star of All Time.
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition)
- Stewart is the leading actor who is most represented on the list of 100 Films with five of his films.
- Stewart is one of the most represented stars with ten films on the list of 400 nominees.
- Vertigo...# 9
- It's a Wonderful Life...# 20
- Mr. Smith Goes to Washington...# 26
- The Philadelphia Story...# 44
- Rear Window...# 48
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs
- AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains
- AFI's 10 Top 10
IMDb Top 250 movies
- Films continuously listed on the IMDb Top 250 movies:
- Stewart is the most represented leading actor with five films on the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time list presented by Entertainment Weekly.
Awards and titles
- 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. On 30 May 1997, Princeton further honored Stewart by a special tribute and the dedication of the "James M. Stewart '32 Theater."
- Stewart was presented the "Silver Buffalo Award", the national-level distinguished service award of the Boy Scouts of America in 1958.
- 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.
- In 1971, Stewart was named "Man of the Year" by Harvard University's performance group, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. 
- In 1978, Stewart was awarded The George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film.
- 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
- Stewart has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1708 Vine Street. The star was once stolen but was subsequently replaced.
- Stewart was invited to leave his handprints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in 1948.
- In 1945, Col. James Stewart was featured on the cover of Life.
- In 1971, James Stewart was featured on the cover of TV Guide.
- In honor of his years of service with the U.S. Air Force, Brig. Gen. Stewart's original World War II A-2 jacket (a Rough Wear 1401 contract) has been displayed for many years at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. A patch for the 703rd Bomb Squadron is still sewn on the front of the jacket.
- 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 1972, Stewart was inducted into the Western Performers Hall of Fame at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
- 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.
- James Stewart also has the Indiana County-Jimmy Stewart Airport named in his honor in Pennsylvania.
- In November 1997, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich led an unsuccessful attempt to have Los Angeles International Airport renamed in Stewart's honour.
- 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.
- 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 17 August 2007, the United States Postal Service issued a 41-cent commemorative postage stamp honoring James Stewart, with the ceremonies being held at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.
- 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.
- 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.
- On 12 June 2008, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted “A Centennial Tribute to James Stewart” in Beverly Hills, California. The program included film clips and comments from family, friends and colleagues. It also served as the closing for the University of California, Los Angeles Film & Television Archive’s film festival "The Picture Starts in Heaven: James Stewart's Centennial", which began on 23 May 2008 in Westwood, Los Angeles, California.
- 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.
- An award for excellent student filmmakers, "The Jimmy Stewart Memorial Crystal Heart Award" has been presented since 1999.
- "Berlinale 1962: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-02-07.
- "Berlinale 1982: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
- Princeton University
- The Jimmy Stewart Museum:Biography
- WHDH Collection, Boston TV News Digital Library>
- Los Angeles Airport
- James M. Stewart Good Citizenship Award
- United States Postal Service
- TCM Schedule: May 20. Turner Classic Movies, 20 May 2008. Retrieved: 23 May 2008.
- The Jimmy Stewart Museum:Event
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
- Los Angeles Times
- "Gen. Jimmy Stewart Composite Squadron". Retrieved 2008-11-12.
- Heartland Film Festival