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Awards & honours bestowed upon Michael Powell

Although he was denied proper recognition by the American Academy (he had shared nominations with Emeric for various Oscars for TRS, OOOAIM & 49P) Michael was quite well recognised & honoured by many other bodies.

Year Film Event/Body Award/Nomination Notes
1937 EotW Venice Film Festival Film Presented  
1942 49P New York Film Critics Circle Best Director  
1943 49P Oscar Best Picture (Nom)
Emeric won the Oscar for Best Writing

Won by Mrs. Miniver
1943 OOOAIM Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Nom)
Nomination shared with Emeric

Won by Woman of the Year
1945 Blimp New York Film Critics Circle Best Direction
Best Film
1946 AMOLAD New York Film Critics Circle Best Direction
Best Film
1948 AMOLAD Bodil Award
Copenhagen, Denmark
Best European Film Award shared with Emeric
1948 BN Oscar   Jack Cardiff & Alfred Junge won the Oscar for BN
1948 TRS Venice Film Festival Golden Lion (Nom)
Nomination shared with Emeric
1949 TRS BAFTA Best British Film (Nom)  
1949 TRS
Oscar Best Picture (Nom)
Nomination shared with Emeric

Won by Olivier's Hamlet
1949 TRS
Oscar   Brian Easdale, Hein Heckroth & Arthur Lawson won Oscars
1949 TRS
BAFTA Best British Film (Nom) Nomination shared with Emeric

Won by Carol Reed for The Fallen Idol
Venice Film Festival

1951 ToH Berlin Film Festival Best musical
Award shared with Emeric
1957 BoRP
BAFTA Best British Film (Nom)
Best British Screenplay (Nom)
Best Film (from any source) (Nom)
Nominations shared with Emeric

Best Film won by René Clément for Gervaise
Best British Film won by Lewis Gilbert for Reach for the Sky
Best British Screenplay won by Nigel Balchin for The Man Who Never Was
1970     First retrospective at the NFT  
BFI Special award   The award was shared with Emeric
  Full retrospective at the NFT  
1978   University of East Anglia Hon D.Litt  
1978   University of Kent at Canterbury Hon D.Litt  
1981   BAFTA Fellowship The fellowships were presented
by Deborah Kerr who said it
was "about time" they were recognised

Emeric was similarly rewarded
1983   BFI Fellowship Emeric was similarly rewarded  
1987   Royal College of Arts Hon Doctorate  
1980   Dartmouth Film Award Micky was the 2nd recipient, the first was Lilian Gish. Thelma won it in 2000
1982   Venice Film Festival Career Golden Lion  

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