Cher is an American singer, actress, producer, author and philanthropist. She has been honored with numerous worldwide awards and accolades recognizing her success in music, television, fashion and film, both as a solo artist and as part of Sonny & Cher. She has also been honored for her humanitarian and charity work. She has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival, making her one of few artists to have received those top honors. Cher is also the only artist to date to have achieved a number-one single on a Billboard chart in each of the past six decades. A 2002 Rolling Stone article estimated her wealth at over $600 million. Since then she has embarked on several hugely successful concert tours and released several albums that have spent numerous weeks on the Billboard's albums chart. Cher is a Tony Award away from achieving the EGOT status (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony) which is considered the "grand slam" of American show business.
Cher was a featured vocalist on two songs nominated in the Best Original Song category, (Alfie in 1967 and After All in 1989), but those nominations are credited to the songwriters and not the performer.
American Guild of Variety Artists awarded the Entertainer of the Year Awards, or the "Georgie Award" (after George M. Cohan), to best variety performers and entertainers of the year. As part of Sonny & Cher, she has won three awards.
Alliance of Women Film Journalists – EDA Female Focus Award
The "Alliance of Women Film Journalists" (AWFJ) is a New York non-profit organization founded in 2006 dedicated to supporting work by and about women in the film industry. Beginning in 2007, the group annually gives awards as voted on by its members. Cher has been nominated once.
The American Comedy Awards are a group of awards presented annually in the United States recognizing performances and performers in the field of comedy, with an emphasis on television comedy and comedy films. Cher has been nominated once.
The Armenia Music Awards, called the Tashir Armenia Music Awards until 2011, are presented to the best representatives of Armenian music and culture since 2006. Cher has received an honorary Legend Award at the 2008 ceremony and was nominated again in 2014.
The Bambi Awards is a German awards ceremony that recognizes excellence in international media and television "with vision and creativity who affected and inspired the German public that year", both domestic and foreign. Cher has won once.
The Billboard Music Awards is an honor given by Billboard, the preeminent publication covering the music business. The Billboard Music Awards had been held annually since December 1989 until it went dormant in 2007, but it returned in May 2011. Cher has won two competitive awards from four nominations, as well as two honorary Billboard Awards.
The Billboard Year-End Chart Awards are published annually to honor the artists in many categories announced by Billboard both in the press and as part of their year-end issue. As a solo artist and as part of Sonny & Cher, she has appeared a total of seventy-one times on Billboard's Year-End Charts Award lists (note that only the top 20 entries are listed).
A German accolade honoring excellence of performers in film, television and music. Presented annually since 1957, winners are selected by the readers of Bravo magazine. The award is presented in Gold, Silver and Bronze. Cher has won once.
Formerly known as the Bammy Awards, the ceremony was established in 1978 by "BAM" (Bay Area Music) magazine editor Dennis Erokan to honor the musicians of San Francisco. In 1998 it expended and transformed into California Music Awards honoring significant musical contributions made by Californian artists. Cher was nominated once.
Cash Box magazine was a weekly publication devoted to the music and coin-operated machine industries which was published from July 1942 to November 16, 1996. It was one of several magazines that published charts of song popularity in the United States. Cher, both solo and with Sonny, has been listed on the award winners lists twenty-six times.
The "Critics' Choice Documentary Awards" is an awards show presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement of documentary format. Cher has been nominated once.
The "Critics' Choice Movie Awards" (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award) is an awards show presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Cher has been nominated once.
Disc magazine awarded Silver Disc Awards (for sales of 250,000) and Gold Disc Awards (for sales of 1,000,000) in the UK from 1959 until 1973, based on sales figures submitted by record companies. Cher has won twice.
The Drama League Awards, created in 1922, honor distinguished productions and performances both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in addition to recognizing exemplary career achievements in theatre, musical theatre, and directing. As a producer of the The Cher Show, Cher has been nominated once.
Nominee / work
The Cher Show
Outstanding Production of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical
The Emmy Award recognizes excellence in the television industry, and corresponds to the Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theatre), and the Grammy Award (for music). Cher has received one award from seven nominations.
Expodisc was an exposition of international recording hardware and software, which together with the Miami Beach International Song Festival, honored performers, actors, singers, composers, etc. at international level. Cher has been nominated once.
The GLAAD Media Awards is an accolade bestowed by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) to recognize and honor various branches of the media for their outstanding representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and the issues that affect their lives. Cher has been honored once.
The Glamour Awards are hosted by Glamour magazine every year honoring extraordinary and inspirational women from a variety of fields, including entertainment, business, science, education, and politics. Cher has been honored once.
Cher was a featured vocalist on one Best Original Song winning song (You Haven't Seen the Last of Me in 2011) and two nominated songs (Alfie in 1967 and After All in 1989), but those nominations are credited to the songwriters and not the performer.
Cher was a featured vocalist on one Grammy Award nominated song (You Haven't Seen the Last of Me) in the Best Song Written for Visual Media category, but the nomination is credited to the songwriter and not the performer.
British Hit Singles & Albums (originally known as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums) is a music reference book originally published in the United Kingdom by the publishing arm of the Guinness breweries, Guinness Superlatives. Cher has been featured four times.
The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars to honor artists for their achievement in the entertainment industry. Cher was selected for the honor in 1983, but she forfeited her opportunity by declining to schedule the mandatory personal appearance. She did attend the unveiling of the Sonny & Cher star in 1998 as a tribute to her recently deceased ex-husband, Sonny Bono.
The "Houston Film Critics Society" is a non-profit film critic organization in Houston, Texas. The group presents an annual set of film awards for "extraordinary accomplishment in film" in a ceremony held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Cher has been nominated once.
The IRMA Music Awards were presented annually by the Irish Recorded Music Association to the most successful Irish and international artists. Since 2001, the IRMA Music Awards have been replaced by the annual Meteor Ireland Music Awards. Cher has won once.
The Kansas City Film Critics Circle was founded in 1966 as the Kansas City Film Circle Awards, and is the second oldest professional film critics' association in the United States, after the New York Film Critics Circle. Cher has won once.
The Kennedy Center Honors is an annual honor given to those in the performing arts for their lifetime of contributions to American culture. The honors have been presented annually since 1978, culminating each December in a star-studded gala celebrating the honorees in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Cher has been honored in 2018.
The Kids' Choice Awards is an annual American children's awards ceremony show that is produced by Nickelodeon. The show honors the year's biggest television, movie, and music acts as voted by viewers worldwide of Nickelodeon networks. Cher has been nominated once.
The Lab School of Washington is a private school in Washington, D.C. for students with learning differences, established in 1967 by Sally Smith. Each year, the school invites people who have learning difficulties to the school and gives them an award for working through their difficulties and any academic-related challenges they face in their careers. Cher has been honored in 1985.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) is an American film critic organization founded in 1975. The organization votes on the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, honoring members of the film industry who have excelled in their fields over the calendar year. Cher has won the second place award twice.
Nominee / work
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
The Millicent Waldron Award, named after the accomplished TV anchor and fashion designer, were given during International Beauty Show to individuals to celebrate fashion and style. Sonny and Cher were honored once.
Mnet Asian Music Awards, otherwise abbreviated as MAMA, is an award show held by Mnet annually that credits South Korean artists, as well as foreign artists who have had an impact in the South Korean Music industry. Cher has been nominated once.
The MTV O Music Awards is one of the major annual awards established by MTV to honor the art, creativity, personality and technology of music into the digital space. Cher has received one nomination.
Music & Media year-end awards were based on statistics from the Eurochart Hot 100 Singles and European Top 100 Albums. The awards were handed to most successful artists in Europe. Cher has received seven awards.
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA – NSFC Award
The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC) is an American film critic organization, and its annual awards are one of the most prestigious film critics awards in the United States. Cher has won the second place award once.
The New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) is an American film critic organization founded in 1935. The New York Film Critics Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide of the calendar year. Cher has won the second place award once.
The "NME Awards" is an annual music awards show in the United Kingdom, founded by the music magazine "NME" ("New Musical Express"). The nominations and eventual winners are voted for by the readers of the magazine who then performed at the NME Poll Winners Concert. As a solo artist and as part of Sonny & Cher, she has received six nominations.
The Online Film & Television Association or the OFTA Awards, is an annual awards ceremony in which Outstanding Achievement in film and television is honored. The presentation of these awards began in 1996. Cher has won once from two nominations.
Created by Bob Stivers, the People's Choice Awards are an annual award show that recognizes figures from popular culture and are voted on by the general public. Cher has won once from six nominations.
The Premios Ondas have been given since 1954 by Radio Barcelona, a subsidiary of Cadena SER, in recognition of professionals in the fields of radio and television broadcasting, the cinema, and the music industry. Cher has been honored once.
The Pro Set L.A. Music Awards were created to honor and pay tribute to the diversity and depth of the L.A. music scene and have honored numerous celebrities and organizations from every genre of the entertainment industry. Cher has won once.
The Record Mirror was a British weekly music newspaper between 1954 and 1991, it conducted annual poll awards where the winners were chosen by the UK public. Cher finished in second place in the 1966 poll.
The Record of the Year was an award voted by the UK public. The award began in 1998, and was televised on ITV before being dropped in 2006 after disagreements over the phone voting element. Since then it has been an online poll, administered through the Record of the Year website. In 2013, it was axed, signaling the end of the award. Cher was nominated once.
Record World magazine was one of the three main music industry trade magazines in the United States, along with Billboard and Cash Box magazines, founded in 1946 and published until 1982. The Record World Awards were an annual award given to most successful artists in the US. Cher, both solo and with Sonny, has been listed on the winners lists fifteen times.
The Shorty Awards, also known as the "Shortys", is an annual awards event, recognizing the people and organizations producing real-time short form content across social web. Cher has been nominated twice.
The TCL Chinese Theatre Handprint Ceremony honors popular motion picture personalities from the 1920s to the present day by having their handprints, foorprints and autographs in the concrete of the Grauman's Chinese Theatre's forecourt. Cher has been honored in 2010.
Broadcast by The Music Factory channel in Belgium, the TMF Awards awarded the achievements in the music scene of the Dutch-speaking regions to local and international artists. Cher has been nominated twice.
The TV Land Awards is an American television awards ceremony that generally commemorates shows now off the air, rather than in current production as with the Emmys. Cher has won once from two nominations.
The US International Film and Video Festival's yearly awards competition, founded in 1968 devoted exclusively to the yearly selection and recognition of outstanding Business, Television, Film and Video Productions. Cher has won once.
Sponsored by the World Awards organization headed by former Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev, the Women's World Awards were intended for women who have influenced the world by their work in areas such as society or politics. Cher has been honored once.
The World Soundtrack Awards is a ceremony aimed at organizing and overseeing the educational, cultural and professional aspects of the art of film music, including the preservation of the history of the soundtrack and its worldwide promotion. Cher has received one nomination.
A^ Awards in certain categories do not have prior nominations and only winners are announced by the jury. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.