List of awards and nominations received by Bob Dylan

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Bob Dylan awards and nominations
Awards won 43
Nominations 27

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]

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 Category Work Genre Result
1963 Best Folk Recording Bob Dylan[6] Folk Nominated
1964 Best Documentary, Spoken Word or Drama Recording (Other than Comedy) We Shall Overcome Spoken Word Nominated
1965 Best Folk Recording The Times They Are A-Changin Folk Nominated
1969 Best Folk Performance John Wesley Harding Folk Nominated
1970 Best Country Instrumental Performance "Nashville Skyline Rag" Country Nominated
1973 Album of the Year The Concert for Bangladesh General Won
1980 Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Gotta Serve Somebody" Rock Won
1981 Best Inspirational Performance "Saved" Gospel Nominated
1982 Best Inspirational Performance "Shot of Love" Gospel Nominated
1987 Best Historical Album Biograph Historical Nominated
1989 Best Traditional Folk Recording Pretty Boy Floyd Folk Nominated
1990 Album of the Year Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 General Nominated
Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal Rock Won
1992 Best Music Video, Short Form "Series Of Dreams" Music Video Nominated
* Lifetime Achievement Award N/A Special Won
1994 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance "All Along The Watchtower" Rock Nominated
Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group "My Back Pages" Rock Nominated
Best Contemporary Folk Album Good As I Been to You Folk Nominated
1995 Best Traditional Folk Album World Gone Wrong Folk Won
1996 Best Rock Vocal Performance - Male "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" Rock Nominated
Best Rock Song "Dignity" Rock Nominated
Best Contemporary Folk Album MTV Unplugged Folk Nominated
1998 Album of the Year Time Out of Mind General Won
Best Contemporary Folk Album Folk Won
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Cold Irons Bound" Rock Won
1999 Best Country Song "To Make You Feel My Love" Country Nominated
2001 Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Things Have Changed" Rock Nominated
Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Music for Visual Media Nominated
2002 Album of the Year Love And Theft General Nominated
Best Contemporary Folk Album Folk Won
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Honest With Me" Rock Nominated
2004 Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals "Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking" Pop Nominated
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male "Down In The Flood" Rock Nominated
2007 Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance "Someday Baby" Rock Won
Best Rock Song Rock Nominated
Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album Modern Times Folk Won
2010 Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance "Beyond Here Lies Nothin'" Rock Nominated
Best Americana Album Together Through Life American Roots Nominated
2016 Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Shadows in the Night Pop Nominated
Best Historical Album The Bootleg Series Vol. 11: The Basement Tapes Complete Historical Won
2017 Best Historical Album The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966 Historical Won

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 for 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 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
2004 St. Andrews University, Scotland[14] Honorary Doctorate of Music
2007 Prince of Asturias Awards[15] Winner
2008 Pulitzer Prize Special Citations and Awards[16] Winner
2009 National Medal of Arts[17] Honors
2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom[12] Recipient
2013 Officier de la Legion d'honneur[12] Recipient


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  4. ^ "Past Winners". Gospel Music Association. 
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  11. ^ "The Meaning of Bob Dylan's Silence". New York Times. 26 October 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
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  13. ^ "Remarks by the President at Kennedy Center Honors Reception". Clinton White House. 1997-12-08. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
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  15. ^ "Premio Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes 2007". Fundación Princesa de Asturias. 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  16. ^ "The Pulitzer Prize Winners 2008: Special Citation". Pulitzer. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2009-12-04. 
  17. ^ White House Announces 2009 National Medal of Arts Recipients