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Awards

Academy Awards, USA

1990 Winner
Honorary Award

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For cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world.

1986 Nominee
Oscar
Best Director
Ran (1985)

BAFTA Awards

1987 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Ran (1985)
Shared with:
France/Japan.
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Screenplay - Adapted
Ran (1985)
Shared with:
1981 Winner
BAFTA Film Award
Best Direction
Kagemusha (1980)
Nominee
BAFTA Film Award
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)
Shared with:

Amanda Awards, Norway

1986 Winner
Amanda
Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)
Ran (1985)

Awards of the Japanese Academy

2001 Winner
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Screenplay
Ame agaru (1999)
1999 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
1992 Nominee
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Director
Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî (1991)
Best Screenplay
Hachi-gatsu no rapusodî (1991)
1991 Nominee
Award of the Japanese Academy
Best Director
Yume (1990)

Berlin International Film Festival

1961 Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)
1959 Winner
Silver Berlin Bear
Best Director
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
1954 Winner
Special Prize of the Senate of Berlin
Ikiru (1952)
Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Competition
Ikiru (1952)

Blue Ribbon Awards

1999 Winner
Special Award
For his work.
1986 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Ran (1985)
1981 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)
1966 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Akahige (1965)
1959 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Film
Kakushi-toride no san-akunin (1958)
1951 Winner
Blue Ribbon Award
Best Screenplay
Rashômon (1950)
Shared with:

Bodil Awards

1986 Winner
Bodil
Best European Film (Bedste europæiske film)
Ran (1985)

British Film Institute Awards

1986 Winner
BFI Fellowship

Cahiers du Cinéma

1985 Nominee
Top 10 Film Award
Best Film
Ran (1985)
Ninth Place

Cannes Film Festival

1980 Winner
Palme d'Or
Kagemusha (1980)
Tied with All That Jazz (1979).
1956 Nominee
Palme d'Or
Ikimono no kiroku (1955)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

1999 Nominee
CFCA Award
Best Foreign Language Film
Maadadayo (1993)

César Awards, France

1986 Nominee
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Ran (1985)
1981 Winner
César
Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)
Kagemusha (1980)

David di Donatello Awards

1986 Winner
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Ran (1985)
Nominee
David
Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)
Ran (1985)
1981 Winner
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Kagemusha (1980)
1977 Winner
David
Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero)
Dersu Uzala (1975)

Directors Guild of America, USA

1992 Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
1986 Winner
Golden Jubilee Special Award
1953 Nominee
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Rashômon (1950)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

1964 Nominee
Edgar
Best Foreign Film
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Shared with:

French Syndicate of Cinema Critics

1978 Winner
Critics Award
Best Foreign Film
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Soviet Union

Hochi Film Awards

1980 Winner
Hochi Film Award
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists

1981 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Kagemusha (1980)
1977 Winner
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Dersu Uzala (1975)

Jussi Awards

1959 Winner
Diploma of Merit
Best Foreign Director
Shichinin no samurai (1954)

Kinema Junpo Awards

1966 Winner
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Film
Akahige (1965)
Best Director
Akahige (1965)
1953 Winner
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Film
Ikiru (1952)
1949 Winner
Kinema Junpo Award
Best Film
Yoidore tenshi (1948)

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1987 Winner
ALFS Award
Director of the Year
Ran (1985)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1985 Winner
LAFCA Award
Best Foreign Film
Ran (1985)
Tied with The Official Story (1985).
Winner
Career Achievement Award
Nominee
LAFCA Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)

Mainichi Film Concours

1999 Winner
Special Award
For his work.
1986 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Ran (1985)
Best Director
Ran (1985)
1981 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Kagemusha (1980)
Best Director
Kagemusha (1980)
Winner
Readers' Choice Award
Kagemusha (1980)
1966 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Akahige (1965)
1964 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Best Screenplay
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
Shared with:
1953 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Ikiru (1952)
Best Screenplay
Ikiru (1952)
Shared with:
1949 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Film
Yoidore tenshi (1948)
1948 Winner
Mainichi Film Concours
Best Director
Subarashiki nichiyôbi (1947)

Moscow International Film Festival

1979 Winner
Honorary Prize
For the contribution to the cinema.
1975 Winner
Golden Prize
Dersu Uzala (1975)
Winner
FIPRESCI Prize
Dersu Uzala (1975)

National Board of Review, USA

1985 Winner
NBR Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)
1951 Winner
NBR Award
Best Director
Rashômon (1950)

National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA

1986 Nominee
NSFC Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1985 Nominee
NYFCC Award
Best Director
Ran (1985)

Nikkan Sports Film Awards

1998 Winner
Special Award
For his work.

Online Film & Television Association

2000 Winner
OFTA Film Hall of Fame
Creative

San Francisco International Film Festival

1986 Winner
Akira Kurosawa Award

San Sebastián International Film Festival

1985 Winner
OCIC Award
Ran (1985)

SESC Film Festival, Brazil

1987 Winner
Audience Award
Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)
Ran (1985)

Venice Film Festival

1982 Winner
Career Golden Lion
1971 Winner
OCIC Award
Dodesukaden (1970)
1965 Winner
OCIC Award
Akahige (1965)
Winner
San Giorgio Prize
Akahige (1965)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Akahige (1965)
1963 Nominee
Golden Lion
Tengoku to jigoku (1963)
1961 Nominee
Golden Lion
Yôjinbô (1961)
1957 Nominee
Golden Lion
Kumonosu-jô (1957)
1954 Winner
Silver Lion
Shichinin no samurai (1954)
Nominee
Golden Lion
Shichinin no samurai (1954)
1951 Winner
Golden Lion
Rashômon (1950)
Winner
Italian Film Critics Award
Rashômon (1950)

WorldFest Houston

1985 Winner
Grand Remi Award
Best of Show
Ran (1985)

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