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    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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