List of awards and honours received by Audrey Hepburn
Hepburn as Princess Ann in Roman Holiday (1953), her first major starring role and one of her most critically acclaimed
Audrey Hepburn received numerous awards and honors during her career. Hepburn won or was nominated for awards for her work in motion pictures, television, spoken-word recording, on stage and humanitarian work. She was five-times nominated for an Academy Award and was awarded the 1954 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Roman Holiday and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1993, posthumously, for her humanitarian work. She won a record three BAFTA Awards for Best British Actress in a Leading Role, from five nominations, and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992. Hepburn won three Golden Globe Awards including the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 1990 and was nominated for a further seven. She also won the 1954 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play in Ondine and received a Special Tony Award in 1968.
Posthumously, Hepburn also received a number of awards and honors including an Emmy Award for her television series Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn while her contributions to a spoken-word recording titled Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales earned her a Grammy Award. Hepburn stands as one of few entertainers who have won Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards. She has been honored on United States postage stamps and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The American Film Institute has repeatedly recognized her talent, placing Hepburn third on its list of the top 100 female stars of all time and placing several of the films she starred in on its 100 best... lists.
- 1 Awards and nominations
- 2 Humanitarian recognition
- 3 Style recognition
- 4 Other honours
- 5 References
Awards and nominations
The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are presented annually by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry. Hepburn was nominated for five competitive awards winning once. In addition she was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award posthumously. Hepburn's son Sean H. Ferrer accepted the award on her behalf.
|1954||Roman Holiday||Best Actress||Won|
|1960||The Nun's Story||Nominated|
|1961||Breakfast at Tiffany's||Nominated|
|1968||Wait Until Dark||Nominated|
|1994||N/A||Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award||Won|
The BAFTA Awards, presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is an annual awards show to celebrate excellence in film, television, television craft, video games and forms of animation. Hepburn was nominated five times for a competitive award winning three. In addition she was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992.
|1954||Roman Holiday||Best Actress in a Leading Role||Won|
|1957||War and Peace||Nominated|
|1960||The Nun's Story||Won|
|1993||Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn||Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Programming||Won|
Golden Globe Awards
The Golden Globe Awards are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television. Hepburn won two competitive awards, won the Cecil B. DeMille Award and was nominated for a further eight.
|1954||Roman Holiday||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Won|
|1955||N/A||Henrietta Award for World Film Favorite – Female||Won|
|1957||War and Peace||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Nominated|
|1958||Love in the Afternoon||Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|1960||The Nun's Story||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Nominated|
|1962||Breakfast at Tiffany's||Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy||Nominated|
|1965||My Fair Lady||Nominated|
|1968||Two for the Road||Nominated|
|1968||Wait Until Dark||Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama||Nominated|
|1990||N/A||Cecil B. Demille Award||Won|
The Grammy Awards are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States for outstanding achievements in the music industry. Hepburn won one Grammy Award posthumously.
|1994||Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales||Best Spoken Word Album for Children||Won|
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
The New York Film Critics' Circle Awards are given annually to honor excellence in cinema worldwide by an organization of film reviewers from New York City-based publications. Hepburn won two of her six competitive nominations.
|1953||Roman Holiday||Best Actress||Won|
|1957||Love in the Afternoon||Best Actress||Nominated|
|1959||Nun's Story, TheThe Nun's Story||Best Actress||Won|
|1964||My Fair Lady||Best Actress||Nominated|
|1968||Wait Until Dark||Best Actress||Nominated|
Screen Actors Guild Awards
|1993||N/A||Life Achievement Award||Won|
The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Awards, recognize achievement in live American theatre and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. Hepburn won one Tony Award in her lifetime and was the recipient of the Special Tony Award in 1968.
|1954||Ondine||Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play||Won|
|1968||N/A||Special Tony Award||Won|
Other arts recognition
In recognition of her work in the performing arts, besides those awards aforementioned, Hepburn received several other honors. In 1987, she was awarded the Commander of the National French Order of Arts and Letters (French: Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres)  and was a Gala Film Tribute honoree. In 1991, she received the American Academy of Achievement's Golden Plate Award, an honorary Bambi Award, and was an Honoree at both the Film Society of Lincoln Center's Gala Tribute and the USA Film Festival's Master Screen. Then, in 1992, Hepburn was awarded The George Eastman Award, given by George Eastman House for distinguished contribution to the art of film. She was posthumously awarded the 1996 Women in Film's Crystal Award for her efforts in expanding the role of women within the entertainment industry.
In recognition of her humanitarian work, Hepburn received the following honors:
- Variety Club of New York's Humanitarian Award
- UNICEF's International Danny Kaye Award for Children
- Institute for Human Understanding's International Humanitarian Award
- UNICEF's seventh annual ball honored Hepburn
- Washington UNICEF Council's Children's Champion Award
- Certificate of Merit for UNICEF Ambassadorship
- Variety Clubs International's Humanitarian Award
- UNICEF's Sidaci per L'infanzia" (Mayors for Children) Award
- Children's Institute International's Champion of Children Award
- Sigma Theta Tau International Audrey Hepburn Award named after Hepburn, given to individuals in recognition for their international work on behalf of children
- Honorary Chair and Speaker at Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards held at Brown University
- UNICEF Presidential Medal of Freedom
- The Pearl S. Buck Foundation's Women's Award
- Women's International Center's Living Legacy Award for "stunning contributions to humanity and enduring legacies given to humankind"
- Bronze sculpture entitled "The Spirit of Audrey", by sculptor John Kennedy, installed at the public plaza at UNICEF headquarters in New York
- Sustainable Style Foundation inaugurated the Style & Substance Award in honour of Audrey Hepburn to recognise high profile individuals who work to improve the quality of life for children around the world (the award was given to Hepburn posthumously and received by the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund)
- Hepburn was one of only two people to wear the Tiffany Diamond (the other being Sheldon Whitehouse)
- Hepburn was a member of the International Best Dressed List and was elevated into its Hall of Fame in 1961
- Included in People's "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" in 1990
- Received the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Lifetime of Style Award in 1992
- She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1652 Vine Street.
- She received 'The Key to the City' in five American cities: Chicago and Indianapolis in 1990; Fort Worth, Texas in 1991; and San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island in 1992.
- In 1990 she was honored with a new hybrid tulip in her name as a tribute to the actress's career and to her longtime work on behalf of UNICEF, according to the Netherlands Flowerbulb Information Center. An official dedication ceremony took place at her family’s former mansion Huis Doorn in Doorn, Netherlands.
- In 1991 she was honored with a rose in her name. The rose was bred by Jerry F. Twomey at Leucadia, California.
- "Audrey Hepburn Day" was proclaimed on 28 February 1991 by the mayor of Fort Worth, Texas and on 10 April 1992 by the mayor of Providence, Rhode Island.
- She received the UNICEF Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992.
- In 2003, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp illustrated by Michael J. Deas honouring her as a Hollywood legend and humanitarian. It has a drawing of her which is based on a publicity photo from the movie Sabrina. Hepburn is one of the few non-Americans to be so honoured.
- In 2008, Canada Post issued a series of pre-paid postcards based on the work of Yousuf Karsh, one of which was a portrait of Hepburn.
- KLM named a McDonnell Douglas MD-11 PH-KCE, Audrey Hepburn in her honour.
- "Bejeweled by Tiffany". Modernsilver.com. Retrieved 2010-03-10.
- "White tulip named after screen star Audrey Hepburn". Deseret News. 1990-07-15. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- "Audrey Hepburn tulip dedication ceremony". Youtube.com. 1990. Retrieved 2015-03-08.
- "Audrey Hepburn Rose". helpmefind.com. Retrieved 2014-06-22.
- "UNICEF People: Audrey Hepburn". United Nations. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
- caulley, Stephanie (2006-02-15). "CongressionalGoldMedal.com – Exclusive information on the congressional medal, medal histories, biographies, and more.". Retrieved 2006-10-28.
The first award is the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor – more commonly known as the Congressional Gold Medal – the nation's highest and most distinguished civilian award.
- Deas, Michael J. "Michael Deas: Illustrations and Portraits". Retrieved 2006-10-23.
Michael has created sixteen commemorative postage stamps for the U.S. Postal Service, including three of the best-selling stamps in U.S. history: James Dean (1996), Marilyn Monroe (1995), and Audrey Hepburn (2003).
- Yousuf Karsh – Canada Post