Billy Wilder

Active - 1929 - 2014  |   Born - Jun 22, 1906 in Sucha, Austria-Hungary  |   Died - Mar 27, 2002   |   Genres - Comedy, Romance, Comedy Drama

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Academy Awards

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1987 Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Won
1966 The Fortune Cookie Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen) Nominated
1960 The Apartment Best Achievement in Directing Won
1960 The Apartment Best Motion Picture of the Year Won
1960 The Apartment Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen) Won
1959 Some Like It Hot Best Achievement in Directing Nominated
1959 Some Like It Hot Best Writing (Screenplay--based on material from another medium) Nominated
1957 Witness for the Prosecution Best Achievement in Directing Nominated
1954 Sabrina Best Achievement in Directing Nominated
1954 Sabrina Best Writing (Screenplay) Nominated
1953 Stalag 17 Best Achievement in Directing Nominated
1951 Ace in the Hole Best Writing (Story and Screenplay) Nominated
1950 Sunset Boulevard Best Achievement in Directing Nominated
1950 Sunset Boulevard Best Writing (Story and Screenplay) Won
1948 A Foreign Affair Best Writing (Screenplay) Nominated
1945 The Lost Weekend Best Achievement in Directing Won
1945 The Lost Weekend Best Writing (Screenplay) Won
1944 Double Indemnity Best Achievement in Directing Nominated
1944 Double Indemnity Best Writing (Screenplay) Nominated
1941 Ball of Fire Best Writing (Original Story) Nominated
1941 Hold Back the Dawn Best Writing (Screenplay) Nominated
1939 Ninotchka Best Writing (Screenplay) Nominated

American Film Institute

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1986 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

BAFTA Film Awards

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1995 Academy Fellowship Won
1961 The Apartment Best Film and British Film Won
1960 Some Like It Hot Best Film and British Film Nominated

Berlin Film Festival

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1993 Lifetime Achievement (Honorary Golden Bear) Won

Cannes Film Festival

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1946 The Lost Weekend Grand Prix Won

Directors Guild of America Awards

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1990 Preston Sturges Award Won
1984 Lifetime Achievement in Feature Film Won
1960 The Apartment Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Won
1959 Some Like It Hot Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Nominated
1957 Witness for the Prosecution Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Nominated
1955 The Seven Year Itch Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Nominated
1954 Sabrina Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Nominated
1953 Stalag 17 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Nominated
1950 Sunset Boulevard Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Nominated

European Film Academy

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1992 Lifetime Achievement Award Won

European Film Awards

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1992 European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award Won

Golden Globe Awards

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1973 Avanti Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1961 The Apartment Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1958 Witness for the Prosecution Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1951 Sunset Boulevard Best Director - Motion Picture Won
1946 The Lost Weekend Best Director - Motion Picture Won

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1993 Career Achievement Award Won

New York Film Critics Circle

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1960 The Apartment Best Director Won
1960 The Apartment Best Screenplay Won
1945 The Lost Weekend Best Director Won

Venice Film Festival

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1972 Lifetime Achievement Won
1951 Ace in the Hole International Prize Won

Writers Guild Awards

Year Title Category Won/Nominated
1980 The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement Won
1971 The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Original Comedy Nominated
1967 The Fortune Cookie Comedy Nominated
1964 Irma La Douce Comedy Nominated
1962 One, Two, Three Comedy Nominated
1961 The Apartment Comedy Won
1960 Some Like It Hot Comedy Won
1958 Love in the Afternoon Comedy Won
1957 The Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement Won
1956 The Seven Year Itch Comedy Nominated
1955 Sabrina Comedy Won
1954 Stalag 17 Comedy Nominated
1951 Sunset Boulevard Drama Won
1949 A Foreign Affair Comedy Nominated
1949 The Emperor Waltz Musical Nominated