List of awards and nominations received by Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan awards and nominations
Dylan performing in Rotterdam, 1978
  1. ^ Certain award groups do not simply award one winner. They recognize several different recipients, have runners-up, and have third place. Since this is a specific recognition and is different from losing an award, runner-up mentions are considered wins in this award tally. For simplification and to avoid errors, each award in this list has been presumed to have had a prior nomination.

American singer-songwriter, author and visual artist Bob Dylan has received many accolades throughout his long career as a songwriter and performing artist. Dylan's professional career began in 1961 when he signed with Columbia Records.[1] Fifty-five years later, in 2016, Dylan continued to release new recordings and was the first musician to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.[2] Bob Dylan has also won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to him by the 44th president of the United States Barack Obama.

Academy Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Ref.
2001 Best Original Song "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys [3]

GMA Dove Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Ref.
1980 Album by a Secular Artist Slow Train Coming [4]

Golden Globe Awards[edit]

Year Category Work Ref.
2001 Best Original Song "Things Have Changed" from Wonder Boys [5]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
1963 Bob Dylan[6] Best Folk Recording Nominated
1965 The Times They Are a-Changin' Best Folk Recording Nominated
1969 John Wesley Harding Best Folk Performance Nominated
1970 "Nashville Skyline Rag" Best Country Instrumental Performance Nominated
1973 The Concert for Bangla Desh Album of the Year Won
1974 Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special Nominated
1980 "Gotta Serve Somebody" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Won
1981 Saved Best Inspirational Performance Nominated
1982 Shot of Love Best Inspirational Performance Nominated
1989 "Pretty Boy Floyd" Best Traditional Folk Recording Nominated
1990 Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 Album of the Year Nominated
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Won
1992 "Series of Dreams" Best Music Video, Short Form Nominated
* N/A Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
1994 "All Along the Watchtower" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo Nominated
"My Back Pages" Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Nominated
Good as I Been to You Best Contemporary Folk Album Nominated
1995 World Gone Wrong Best Traditional Folk Album Won
1996 "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
"Dignity" Best Rock Song Nominated
MTV Unplugged Best Contemporary Folk Album Nominated
1998 Time Out of Mind Album of the Year Won
Best Contemporary Folk Album Won
"Cold Irons Bound" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Won
1999 "To Make You Feel My Love" Best Country Song Nominated
2001 "Things Have Changed" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Nominated
2002 Love and Theft Album of the Year Nominated
Best Contemporary Folk Album Won
"Honest with Me" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
2004 "Gonna Change My Way of Thinking" Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals Nominated
"Down in the Flood" Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male Nominated
2007 "Someday Baby" Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Won
Best Rock Song Nominated
Modern Times Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album Won
2010 "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance Nominated
Together Through Life Best Americana Album Nominated
2016 Shadows in the Night Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Nominated
2017 Fallen Angels Nominated
2018 Triplicate Nominated

Grammy Hall of Fame[edit]

Recordings of Bob Dylan were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old, and that have "qualitative or historical significance."

Year Title Genre Label Year inducted
1963 "Blowin' in the Wind" Folk (Single) Columbia 1994
1965 "Like a Rolling Stone" Rock (Single) Columbia 1998
1966 Blonde on Blonde Rock (Album) Columbia 1999
1965 "Mr. Tambourine Man" Rock (Track) Columbia 2002
1965 Highway 61 Revisited Rock (Album) Columbia 2002
1965 Bringing It All Back Home Rock (Album) Columbia 2006
1975 Blood on the Tracks Rock (Album) Columbia 2015
1975 The Basement Tapes Rock (Album) Columbia 2016

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame[edit]

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted Bob Dylan as Performer in 1988[7] and listed five songs by Bob Dylan of the 500 songs that shaped rock and roll.[8]

Nobel Prize[edit]

Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature on October 13, 2016, "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".[9][10] It is the first time since 1993 that the Nobel committee has offered the award in the category of American literature.[11]

Other awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Work Category Result
1999 Webby Awards Websites - Music Nominated
2013 MVPA Awards "Duquesne Whistle" Best Rock Video Nominated
Antville Music Video Awards "Like a Rolling Stone" Best Interactive Nominated
2014 UK Music Video Awards Won
Best Art Direction & Design Nominated
Best Music AD Nominated
Webby Awards Online Film & Video - Best Editing Won
Online Film & Video - Best Use of Interactive Video Nominated
Online Film & Video - Music Nominated

Other honors[edit]

President Barack Obama presenting Dylan with the Medal of Freedom
Year Title Result
1963 Tom Paine Award[12] Honors
1970 Princeton University, New Jersey[12] Honorary Doctorate of Music
1982 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducted
1990 Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres Honors
1997 Kennedy Center Honors[13] Honors
1997 The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize Recipient
2000 Polar Music Prize Winner
2002 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Inducted
2003 Golden Plate Award of the American Academy of Achievement[14][15] Recipient
2004 St. Andrews University, Scotland[16] Honorary Doctorate of Music
2007 Prince of Asturias Awards[17] Winner
2008 Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards[18] Winner
2009 National Medal of Arts[19] Honors
2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom[12] Recipient
2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature[20] Finalist
2013 Officier de la Legion d'honneur[12] Recipient
2015 MusiCares Person of the Year[21] Recipient


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  4. ^ "Past Winners". Gospel Music Association.
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  17. ^ "Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes 2007". Fundación Princesa de Asturias. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
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