awards for Close Encounters of the Third Kind on AllMovie

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Nominated Best Art Direction 1977
Won Best Cinematography 1977
Nominated Best Director 1977
Nominated Best Editing 1977
Nominated Best Original Score 1977
Nominated Best Sound 1977
Nominated Best Supporting Actress 1977
Nominated Best Visual Effects 1977
Won Special Achievement 1977

American Film Institute

Won 100 Greatest American Movies
 
1998

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Won Best Art Direction 1978
Nominated Best Picture 1978

Directors Guild of America

Nominated Best Director 1977

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Nominated Best Director 1977
Nominated Best Original Score 1977
Nominated Best Picture - Drama
 
1977
Nominated Best Screenplay 1977

National Board of Review

Nominated Best Picture
 
1977