List of awards and nominations received by Laurence Olivier

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List of Laurence Olivier's major awards
Laurence Olivier Allan Warren.jpg
Award Wins Nominations
Academy Awards
1 11
BAFTA Film Awards
2 8
0 2
Emmy Awards
5 9
Tony Awards
0 1
8 31

This is a list of awards and nominations received by Laurence Olivier.



Academy Awards[edit]

Preceded by
Daniel J. Bloomberg, Walter Wanger, Frank Ross, Mervyn LeRoy
Academy Honorary Award
for Henry V
with Ernst Lubitsch, Harold Russell
Succeeded by
William Nicholas Selig, Albert E. Smith, Thomas Armat George K. Spoor
Preceded by
Ronald Colman
for A Double Life
Academy Award for Best Actor
for Hamlet
Succeeded by
Broderick Crawford
for All the King's Men
Preceded by
Darryl F. Zanuck
for Gentleman's Agreement
Academy Award for Best Picture
for Hamlet
Succeeded by
Robert Rossen
for All the King's Men
Preceded by
Ben Burtt, Margaret Booth
Academy Honorary Award
with Walter Lantz, King Vidor
Succeeded by
Hal Elias, Alec Guinness

During his career as a motion picture actor, Laurence Olivier was nine times nominated for Best Actor (a record he shares with Spencer Tracy) and once nominated for Best Supporting Actor. Below is a complete list of his nominations along with his fellow nominees. He was also once nominated for Best Director and once as a producer winning the Best Picture oscar for Hamlet. Olivier also received two honorary awards in 1947 and 1979.


The winner for each year is in bold face text against a yellow background.
- 1939 - Best Actor - 1940 - Best Actor
Actor Film Actor Film
Robert Donat Goodbye, Mr. Chips Sir Charlie Chaplin The Great Dictator
Clark Gable Gone with the Wind {Best Picture} Henry Fonda The Grapes of Wrath
Laurence Olivier Wuthering Heights Raymond Massey Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Mickey Rooney Babes in Arms Laurence Olivier Rebecca {Best Picture}
James Stewart Mr. Smith Goes to Washington James Stewart The Philadelphia Story
- 1946 - Best Actor - 1948 - Best Actor
Actor Film Actor Film
Fredric March The Best Years of Our Lives {Best Picture} Lew Ayres Johnny Belinda
Laurence Olivier Henry V Montgomery Clift The Search
Larry Parks The Jolson Story Dan Dailey When My Baby Smiles at Me
Gregory Peck The Yearling Laurence Olivier Hamlet {Best Picture}
James Stewart It's a Wonderful Life Robert Young Sitting Pretty
- 1956 - Best Actor - 1960 - Best Actor
Actor Film Actor Film
Yul Brynner The King and I Trevor Howard Sons and Lovers
James Dean Giant Burt Lancaster Elmer Gantry
Kirk Douglas Lust for Life Jack Lemmon The Apartment {Best Picture}
Rock Hudson Giant Laurence Olivier The Entertainer
Laurence Olivier Richard III Spencer Tracy Inherit the Wind
- 1965 - Best Actor - 1972 - Best Actor
Actor Film Actor Film
Lee Marvin Cat Ballou Marlon Brando The Godfather {Best Picture}
Richard Burton The Spy Who Came in from the Cold Sir Michael Caine Sleuth
Laurence Olivier Othello Peter O'Toole The Ruling Class
Rod Steiger The Pawnbroker Laurence Olivier Sleuth
Oskar Werner Ship of Fools Paul Winfield Sounder
- 1976 - Best Supporting Actor - 1978 - Best Actor
Actor Film Actor Film
Ned Beatty Network Warren Beatty Heaven Can Wait
Burgess Meredith Rocky {Best Picture} Gary Busey The Buddy Holly Story
Laurence Olivier Marathon Man Robert De Niro The Deer Hunter {Best Picture}
Jason Robards All the President's Men Laurence Olivier The Boys from Brazil
Burt Young Rocky {Best Picture} Jon Voight Coming Home


- 1948 -
Director Film
John Huston The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Anatole Litvak The Snake Pit
Jean Negulesco Johnny Belinda
Laurence Olivier Hamlet {Best Picture}
Fred Zinnemann The Search

Film and television awards[edit]

BAFTA Awards[edit]

Year BAFTA Work
1955 Best British Actor Richard III
1969 Best Supporting Actor Oh! What a Lovely War
1977 Academy Fellowship N/A
1952 Best British Actor Carrie
1957 Best British Actor The Prince and the Showgirl
1959 Best British Actor The Devil's Disciple
1960 Best British Actor The Entertainer
1963 Best British Actor Term of Trial
1972 Best Actor Sleuth
1973 Best TV Actor Long Day's Journey into Night
1983 Best TV Actor A Voyage Round My Father

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Golden Globes Work
1948 Best Actor Hamlet
1976 Best Supporting Actor Marathon Man
1983 Cecil B. DeMille Award N/A
1960 Best Actor Spartacus
1972 Best Actor Sleuth
1980 Best Supporting Actor A Little Romance

Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Emmys Work
1960 Best Actor The Moon and the Sixpence
1973 Best Actor Long Day's Journey into Night
1975 Best Actor Love Among the Ruins
1982 Best Supporting Actor Brideshead Revisited
1984 Best Actor King Lear
1968 Best Dramatic Program Uncle Vanya
1970 Best Actor David Copperfield
1974 Best Actor The Merchant of Venice
1987 Best Supporting Actor Lost Empires

Other awards[edit]

Year Award Work
1946 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Director - Foreign Film (won)
Kinema Junpo Award for Best Foreign Language Film (won)
NBR Award for Best Actor (won)
NYFCC Award for Best Actor (won)
Henry V
1948 Bodil Award for Best European Film (won)
NYFCC Award for Best Actor (won)
Venice Film Festival Golden Lion (won)
1955 6th Berlin International Film Festival: Silver Bear (won)[2]
David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Production (won)
Jussi Award for Best Foreign Actor (won)
Richard III
1972 David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor (won)
NYFCC Award for Best Actor (won)
1978 Saturn Award for Best Actor (nominated)
NBR Award for Best Actor (tied with Jon Voight for Coming Home)
The Boys from Brazil
1980 Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor (tied with John Adames in Gloria) The Jazz Singer
1981 Razzie Award for Worst Actor (won) Inchon
1984 CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program Mr. Halpern and Mr. Johnson
1985 Banff Television Festival Award of Excellence N/A