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John Gielgud Awards

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Awards
He was knighted in the 1953 coronation honours, became a Companion of Honour in 1977, and was admitted to the Order of Merit in 1996.

The National Portrait Gallery, London commissioned artist David Remfry to paint a portrait of Sir John for the collection in 1980.

The Globe Theatre in London was renamed the Gielgud Theatre in 1994 in his honour.

Laurence Olivier Awards
1985: Special Award

Academy Awards
1964: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor, for Becket
1981: Winner for Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur

Emmy Awards
1982: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for Brideshead Revisited
1984: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for The Master of Ballantrae
1985: Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special, for Romance on the Orient Express
1989: Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a miniseries or Special, for War and Remembrance
1991: Winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, for Summer's Lease

Tony Awards
1948: Winner for Outstanding Foreign Company, The Importance of Being Earnest
1959: Winner, Special Award, for contribution to theatre for his extraordinary insight into the writings of Shakespeare as demonstrated in his one-man show, Ages of Man
1961: Winner for Best Director (Dramatic), for Big Fish, Little Fish, a play by Hugh Wheeler
1963: Nominated for Best Director (Dramatic), for The School for Scandal
1965: Nominated for Best Actor (Dramatic), for Tiny Alice
1971: Nominated for Best Actor (Dramatic), for Home

Evening Standard Awards
1970 Co-winner for Best Actor for Home (with Ralph Richardson)
1975 Winner for Best Actor for No Man's Land
1982 Winner, Special Award for Lifetime Achievement

Grammy Awards
1959: Nominated for Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording, for Ages of Man
1964: Nominated for Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording, for Hamlet with Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, George Voskovec, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield and George Rose
1964: Nominated for Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording, for Ages of Man, Volume 2 (One Man in His Time) Part Two - Shakespeare
1979: Winner for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording, for Ages of Man - Recordings from Shakespeare
1982: Nominated for Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama Recording, for No Man's Land with Ralph Richardson
1983: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats with Irene Worth
1986: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for Gulliver
1988: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for A Christmas Carol
1989: Nominated for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording, for Sir John Gielgud Reads Alice in Wonderland
1991: Nominated for Best Album for Children, for The Emperor's New Clothes with Mark Isham

New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1977: Best Actor, for Providence
1981: Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards
1981: Best Supporting Actor, for Arthur
1985: Best Supporting Actor, for Plenty

There is also the Sir John Gielgud Award for "Excellence in the Dramatic Arts" presented by the US-based Shakespeare Guild. Past winners include Ian McKellen, Kenneth Branagh, Glen Joseph, Kevin Kline and Judi Dench
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