Awards

Although Ava Gardner often dismissed her own acting abilities, others delighted in her natural beauty and earthy screen presence. During her 45-year career, she received recognition and accolades from critics, fans, and film festivals the world over – earning Oscar, Golden Globe, and BAFTA acting nominations along the way. Following the release of several hit films, Ava was asked to leave her hand and footprints at the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. In 1960, she was among the first phase of honorees to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

She has been celebrated with historical markers in the U.S. and England; a bronze statue of her overlooks the coast of Spain; and she’s been featured on stamps in at least eight foreign countries. When the American Film Institute named the 50 greatest screen legends of the 20th Century, it was no surprise Ava Gardner was included on that exclusive list.

 

Academy Awards, USA
1954 Nominee
Oscar
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Mogambo  (1953) 

Ava and Clark Gable star in Mogambo, set in Africa.

 

BAFTA Awards
1957 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actress
Bhowani Junction  (1956) 

Ava Gardner stars in Bhowani Junction.


BAFTA Awards
1960 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actress
On the Beach  (1959)

Ava Gardner stars in On the Beach with Gregory Peck.


Golden Globes, USA
1965 Nominee
Golden Globe
Best Actress - Drama
The Night of the Iguana  (1964)

Ava Gardner and the cast of The Night of the Iguana.

 

BAFTA Awards
1965 Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Actress
The Night of the Iguana  (1964) 
San Sebastián International Film Festival
1964 Winner
Prize San Sebastián
Best Actress
The Night of the Iguana  (1964) 

 

Ava Gardner stars in The Night of the Iguana.


Other Awards


Laurel Awards
1958 Nominee
Golden Laurel
Top Female Star 7th place. 

 

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

 

1953 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Actress
Mogambo  (1953) 

 

Picturegoer Awards

 

1951 Nominee
Gold Medal
Best Actress
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman  (1951) 9th place.

 

Walk of Fame

 

1960 Winner
Star on the Walk of Fame
Motion Picture On 8 February 1960. At 1560 Vine Street.

Ava Gardner gets star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Logo for the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield, NC.

 

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