A Tribute to Audrey Hepburn

Awards and Recognition
"My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I've had my share of difficult moments,
but whatever difficulties I've gone through, I've always gotten a prize at the end." - Audrey Hepburn

Over 100 awards and recognitions have been bestowed on Audrey Hepburn. She is one of a few people who have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. She has also received numerous humanitarian and lifetime achievement awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Presented here in chronological order are just some of the awards that she received.

Roman Holiday
Praise for Audrey's performance in Gigi

Roman Holiday
Behind the scenes with Grace Kelly
at the 1954 Academy Awards


Audrey with her Best Actress Oscar
for her role in Roman Holiday


1952 Theatre World Award: "Promising Personalities" of the 1951-1952 Theatre Season for Gigi. Theatre World, 1952.
  Best Debut Performance by an Actress for Gigi. The Billboard Annual Donaldson Award for Outstanding Achievement in Theatre, 1952.
1953 Boxoffice Blue Ribbon Award for Roman Holiday, 1953.
1954 NYFCC Best Actress Award (1953) for Roman Holiday. New York Film Critics Circle, 1954.
  BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1953) for Roman Holiday. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1954.
  Golden Globe Award: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1953) for Roman Holiday. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1954.
  Academy Award: Oscar, Best Actress (1953) for Roman Holiday. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1954.
  Tony Award: Best Dramatic Actress for Ondine. The american Theatre Wing and The League of American Theatres and Producers, 1954.
1955 NYFCC Best Actress Award (1954) for Sabrina. New York Film Critics Circle, 1955.
  Golden Globe Henrietta Award: World Film Favorite, Female. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1955.
  BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1954) for Sabrina. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1955.
  Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress (1954) for Sabrina. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1955.
  Victoire du Cinema Francais Award, 1955.
1956 Modern Screen Award: Best Performance for War and Peace, 1956.
  NYFCC Best Actress Award (1956) for War and Peace. New York Film Critics Circle, 1957.
1957 BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1956) for War and Peace. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1957.
  Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1956) for War and Peace. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1957.
  Golden Globe Award: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1957) for Love in the Afternoon. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1958.
  NYFCC Best Actress Nomination (1957) for Love in the Afternoon. New York Film Critics Circle, 1958.
1958 Golden Laurel Award: First Place, Top Female Comedy Performance for Love in the Afternoon, 1958.
1960 NYFCC Best Actress Award (1959) for The Nun's Story. New York Film Critics Circle, 1960.
  Adam 'n Eve Award. Motion Picture Costumers, 1960.
  BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1959) for The Nun's Story. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1960.
 
David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for The Nun's Story. Accademia del Cinema Italiano, 1960.
 
Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress (1959) for The Nun's Story. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1960.
  Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1959) for The Nun's Story. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1960.
  1962 Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1961) for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1962.
    David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Accademia del Cinema Italiano, 1962.
    Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress (1961) for Breakfast at Tiffany's. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1962.
  1964 Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1963) for Charade. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1964.
    Victoire du Cinema Francais Award. 1964.

Audrey with George Cukor, director of My Fair Lady, at the 1965 Academy Awards
  NYFCC Best Actress Award (1964) for My Fair Lady. New York Film Critics Circle, 1965.
  BAFTA Best Film Actress Award (1963) for Charade. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1964.
1965 David di Donatello Best Foreign Actress Award for My Fair Lady. Accademia del Cinema Italiano, 1965.
  Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1964) for My Fair Lady. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1965.
1968 NYFCC Best Actress Nomination (1967) for Wait Until Dark. New York Film Critics Circle, 1968.
  Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Musical/Comedy (1967) for Two For the Road. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1968.
  Golden Globe Nomination: Best Motion Picture Actress, Drama (1967) for Wait Until Dark. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1968.
  Academy Award: Oscar Nomination, Best Actress (1967) for Wait Until Dark. Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1968.
  Special Tony Award. The American Theatre Wing and The League of American Theatres and Producers, 1968.
Gala
Audrey at the 1987 Gala Film Tribute
  Nastri D'Argento (Silver Ribbon Award). Italian National Syndicate of Film, 1968.
1976 Variety Club of New York: Humanitarian Award for contributions to the world of motion pictures and charitable efforts on behalf of all children of all nations. Variety -- The Children's Charity of New York, 1976.
1987 Commandeur de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for significant contributions to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world. Presented by the French Minister of Culture and Communications, 1987.
  An Evening with Audrey Hepburn Gala Film Tribute, 1987.
1988 The International Danny Kaye Award for Children. Presented by the U.S. Committee for UNICEF, 1988.
1989 International Humanitarian Award. Presented for the first time in history by the Institute for Human Understanding, 1989.
  Prix d' Humanite Award. 1989.

With President Carter at a
UNICEF event in 1990
1990 The Key to the City of Chicago. 1990.
  "Audrey Hepburn Tulip." Unveiling presentation at Huis Doorn in Holand 1990.
  The Key to the City of Indianapolis. 1990.
  Living Treasure Award. New Zealand, 1990.
  Seventh Annual UNICEF Ball honoring Audrey Hepburn. UNICEF, 1990.
  Cecil B. DeMille Award: Golden Globe Lifetime Achievement. Hollywood Foreign Press Association, 1990.
  One of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World." People magazine, 1990.
  Children's Champion Award. Washington UNICEF Council, 1990.
1991 "Audrey Hepburn Day" Proclamation (February 28th). In recognition of her UNICEF work, by the Mayor of Fort Worth, TX, 1991.
  The Key to the City of Fort Worth. 1991.
  Certificate of Merit for UNICEF Ambassadorship. UNICEF "Acts of Consequence" Tour, 1991.
    Golden Plate Award for achievement in the arts and public service, "representing the many who excel in the great fields of endeavor." The American Academy of Achievement, 1991.
    Bambi Award. Berlin, Germany, 1991.
    Distinguished International Lifetime Award: Sigma Theta Tau International Audrey Hepburn Award named after Audrey, given to individuals in recognition for their international work on behalf of children. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Association, 1991.
    Gala Tribute Honoree. Film Society of Lincoln Center, 1991.
    Humanitarian Award. Variety Clubs International, 1991.
    "Sidaci per L' infanzia" (Mayors for Children) Award. UNICEF, 1991.
    Master Screen Artist. USA Film Festival, 1991.
    Champion of Children Award for work on behalf of the world's children. Children's Institute International, 1991.
  1992 BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award. British Academy of Film and Television Arts, 1992.
    Presidential Medal of Freedom Award for contributions to the arts and humanitarian work, 1992.
    "Audrey Hepburn Day" Proclamation (April 10th). Providence, RI. 1992.
    Keys to the Cities of San Francisco, CA, and Providence, RI. 1992.
    Alan Shawn Feinstein World Hunger Awards: Honorary Chair and Speaker. For the prevention and reduction of world hunger. Brown University, 1992.
    Lifetime of Style Award. Council of Fashion Designers of America, 1992.

2003 USPS Commemorative Stamp
1993 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1992). Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, 1993. The Academy's Board of Governors voted to confer this award on January 12, 1993. Ms. Hepburn passed away on January 20th, and the award was accepted on her behalf by her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer.
  SAG Lifetime Achievement Award. Screen Actors Guild of America, 1993.
  Emmy Award: Outstanding Individual Achievement for Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1993.
  Grammy Award: Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales. The Recording Academy, 1993.
  The Pearl S. Buck Women's Award. The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, 1993.
1996 Crystal Award. Women in Film, 1996.
2000 Living Legacy Award. Women's International Center. For stunning contributions to humanity and enduring legacies given to humankind, 2000.
2002 The Spirit of Audrey Hepburn. Bronze sculpture honoring Ms. Hepburn entitled "The Spirit of Audrey," by sculptor John Kennedy, installed at the public plaza at UNICEF headquarters in New York, 2002.
2003 Legends of Hollywood, Postage Stamp. United States Postal Service, 2003.



For a complete list of awards and honors, read The Audrey Hepburn Treasures.


A Tribute to Audrey Hepburn