Laurel Awards

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Laurel Awards
CountryUnited States
Presented byMotion Picture Exhibitor (magazine)
First awarded1948
Last awarded1971

The Laurel Awards was an American cinema awards system established to honor films, actors, actresses, producers, directors, and composers. This award was created by the Motion Picture Exhibitor magazine, and ran from 1948 to 1971 (with the exception of 1969).[1]

The Laurel Awards were determined by both American and Canadian film buyers.[2] After the vote, the results were published in the magazine and each winner was given a golden plaque.


Best Picture
  • Patton: 1971, not awarded any other year
Best Drama Performance
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Top Female Star
Top Male Star
Top Male Personality
Top Producer / Director
Top Director
Musical Performance, Male


  1. ^ a b "Lot #337:Hollywood Golden Age Director Henry Hathaway's Laurel Award From 1967". Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  2. ^ "Laurel Awards—Poll With A Difference". Motion Picture Exhibitor. 10 (9): SS-2. August 28, 1957.
  3. ^ "Joan Crawford Theatre Awards". Retrieved 1 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Lot 102: Doris Day Awards from 1959 and 1960". Retrieved 1 November 2022.

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