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David Lean Awards

  • Profession: Director, Editor, Screenwriter, Producer
  • Born: Mar 25, 1908
  • Died: Apr 16, 1991
  • Biography: Director, writer, and producer David Lean grew up in a strict religious background in which movies were forbidden to become one of the world's most celebrated filmmakers. Beginning as a tea boy in the mid-'20s, he was lucky enough to move into... Continued

Awards

Awarded by
Movie
Category
Year
Status
Directors Guild of America A Passage to India Best Director 1984 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association A Passage to India Best Director 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences A Passage to India Best Editing 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences A Passage to India Best Director 1984 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences A Passage to India Best Adapted Screenplay 1984 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association A Passage to India Best Screenplay 1984 Nominee
New York Film Critics Circle A Passage to India Best Director 1984 Winner
National Board of Review A Passage to India Best Director 1984 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Ryan's Daughter Best Picture 1970 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Ryan's Daughter Best Director 1970 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Doctor Zhivago Best Film - Any Source 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Doctor Zhivago Best Director 1965 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Doctor Zhivago Best Director 1965 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Lawrence of Arabia Best Director 1962 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lawrence of Arabia Best Director 1962 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lawrence of Arabia Best Director 1962 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lawrence of Arabia Best Film - Any Source 1962 Winner
National Board of Review Lawrence of Arabia Best Director 1962 Winner
Directors Guild of America The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Director 1957 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Director 1957 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Director 1957 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Film - Any Source 1957 Winner
National Board of Review The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Director 1957 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle The Bridge on the River Kwai Best Director 1957 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Summertime Best Director 1955 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Summertime Best Film - Any Source 1955 Nominee
New York Film Critics Circle Summertime Best Director 1955 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Hobson's Choice Best British Film 1954 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Breaking the Sound Barrier Best Film - Any Source 1952 Winner
National Board of Review Breaking the Sound Barrier Best Director 1952 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Oliver Twist Best British Film 1948 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Great Expectations Best Screenplay 1947 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Great Expectations Best Director 1947 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Brief Encounter Best Screenplay 1946 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Brief Encounter Best Director 1946 Nominee
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