List of awards and nominations received by Quincy Jones
This page contains a list of awards and accolades won by and awarded to Quincy Jones.
Citations and honors
In July 1969 Jones's arrangement of "Fly Me to the Moon" recorded by Frank Sinatra and the Count Basie Orchestra was the first music played on NASA's first lunar landing mission by astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
In May 1990, Quincy Jones received an honorary degree from Seattle University, where he once attended classes.
In 2000, Harvard University endowed the Quincy Jones Professorship of Afro-American Music with a grant of $3 million from Time Warner. The endowed chair for African-American music, housed in Harvard's African and African-American Studies Department, is believed to be the first in the nation, and is presently held by the ethnomusicologist Ingrid Monson. Distinguished scholar and public intellectual Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a close, personal friend of Jones.
In January 2005, Jones was honored by the United Negro College Fund at their annual Evening of Stars event for an entertainment career that has spanned over five decades.
Berklee College of Music considers Jones its most successful alumnus, even though he only attended for a year. His original application for admission is housed in a display case at the school. On September 19, 2005, Jones was honored at the Dance Music Hall of Fame ceremony, when he was inducted for his many outstanding achievements as a producer. He was awarded the Polar Music Prize in 1994.
In 2006 Quincy Jones was nominated for the Tony award for best musical as a producer of The Color Purple.
In 2007, Jones was honored by the Harvard School of Public Health as its Mentor of the Year at a star-studded gala in New York City. The gala also marked the launch of Harvard's "Q Prize", an international award named for Jones which honors extraordinary advocacy on behalf of the world's children. "Quincy Jones's entire life is a testament to the power of mentoring," Dr. Jay Winsten, an associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, said at the event. "He has served as a role model for using the power of celebrity to improve the lot of humankind."
Princeton University also awarded an honorary doctorate degree to Quincy Jones, "an inspirational creative artist and entertainment industry executive," during Commencement exercises on June 3, 2008 for his contributions to music and entertainment.
On June 24, 2008, at the BET Awards, Quincy Jones was presented with the Humanitarian Award.
On September 26, 2008, Garfield High School's Quincy Jones Performing Arts Center was officially dedicated to Quincy Jones.
On October 1, 2008, Jones was presented with the Unity Through Music Award at Thank Q: A World Music Tribute to the Humanitarian Works of Quincy Jones.
On September 24, 2009, Jones was honored with a Clinton Global Citizen award for Leadership in Philanthropy at the 2009 Clinton Global Initiative's annual meeting.
In December 2009, Jones was honored by Swiss-watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet with a limited edition watch with a case back engraved with Quincy Jones’ signature, and reading “Millenary Quincy Jones – Limited Edition” as a reminder of its exclusivity. Only 500 pieces of the watch were produced. 
On May 8th, 2010, Jones was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Music from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Jones was the commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremonies.
In 2013, Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 
In October 2014, Jones was made Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the Minister of Culture in France. The ceremony was held at Arab World Institute and Jones was decorated by former Minister of Culture Jack Lang. Quincy Jones is the first musician made both Commandeur de l' Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur.
Awards and Nominations
|Year||Award category||Nominated work||Result|
|1977||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series||"Roots"||Won|
Quincy Jones has 79 Grammy nominations and won 27 Grammy Awards. The list below is incomplete.
Special Grammy Awards
|Year||Award category||Nominated work||Result|
|1968||Best Original Score||In Cold Blood||Nominated|
|Best Song||"The Eyes Of Love" from Banning||Nominated|
|1969||Best Original Song For The Picture||"For Love Of Ivy" from For Love Of Ivy||Nominated|
|1979||Best Adaptation Score||The Wiz||Nominated|
|1986||Best Original Score||The Color Purple||Nominated|
|Best Original Song||"Miss Celie's Blues (Sister)" from The Color Purple||Nominated|
|Best Picture||The Color Purple||Nominated|
Special Academy Awards
|1994||Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award||Won|
- Songwriters Hall of Fame, 1989 Award & Induction Ceremony
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- "Quincy Jones receives Gershwin Award". Uclalumni.net. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
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- "Washington University to award six honorary degrees at 147th Commencement". News-info.wustl.edu. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
- Perry, Nick (June 14, 2008). "UW graduation draws 40,000 as musician Quincy Jones speaks". Seattletimes.nwsource.com. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
- Perpetuelle.com: Quincy Jones Gets His Own Audemars Piguet Millenary  Perpetuelle.com
- Cantor-Navas, Judy (September 1, 2015). "Quincy Jones to Receive Desi Arnaz Pioneer Award From Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame". Billboard. Retrieved October 17, 2015.
- LA Times awards database, link. Accessed 2008 June 29.