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Awards

Year Award Received From/For
Unknown Star on the Walk of Fame Motion Picture (At 6225 Hollywood Blvd.)
Unknown Star on the Walk of Fame Television (At 6233 Hollywood Blvd.)
2008 U.S. Postage Stamp The United States Postal Service honored Davis with a commemorative postage stamp in 2008, marking the 100th anniversary of her birth. The First Day of Issue celebration took place September 18, 2008, at Boston University, which houses an extensive Bette Davis archive. Featured speakers included her son Michael Merrill and Lauren Bacall.
1999 #2 Best Actress of All-Time American Film Institute
1989 San Sebastián International Film Festival Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award
1989 Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute
1989 American Cinema Award Life Achievement Award
1988 Campione d’Italia Award Campione D’Italia Merit Of Achievement Awards
1987 Kennedy Center Honors Honoree
1987 Deauville Film Festival Special Tribute
1987 British Film Institute Fellowship (in recognition of her outstanding contribution to film culture).
1986 CableACE Awards Nomination Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for: "As Summers Die" (1986) (TV)
1986 Commandeur de l’ordre des arts et des letters Awarded by the French Government
1986 César Award (French national film award) Honorary Award
1984 CableACE Awards Nomination Actress in a Dramatic or Theatrical Program for: "Right of Way" (1983) (TV)
1983 Emmy Award Nomination Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Special for: "Little Gloria...Happy at Last"
1983 Boston Theatre District Association Life Achievement Award
1983 American Theater Arts Lifetime Achievement Award
1983 Valentino Award Actress of the Year
1983 Charles Chaplin Award Life Achievement Award
1983 Monte Carlo International Television Festival Best Actress Golden Nymph Trophy for: "A Piano for Mrs. Cimino" (1982)
1983 Women in Film Crystal Awards Crystal Award
1982 National Film Society Artistry in Cinema Awards Golden Reel Award for her contribution to cinema.
1982 Golden Apple Award (Hollywood Women’s Press Club) Louella Parsons Life Achievement Award
1982 Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence
1982 American Movie Award Life Achievement Award
1982 Distinguished Civilian Service Medal Awarded by the Defense Department of USA (the highest civilian award given by the United States Department of Defense) for founding the Hollywood Canteen (which operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, California between October 3, 1942 and November 22, 1945).
1980 Emmy Award Nomination Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Special for: "White Mama"
1980 Mother of the Year Award "Woman's Day" magazine
1979 Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Special for: "Strangers:The Story of a Mother and Daughter"
1977 American Film Institute American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award (first woman recipient of this prestigious honor)
1977 Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Golden Scroll for Best Supporting Actress for "Burnt Offerings" (1976)
1974 Emmy Award Nomination Special Classification of Outstanding Program and Individual Achievement for: "ABC's Wide World of Entertainment" (1973) for episode: "Warner Bros. Movies - A 50 Year Salute". (Bette was the show’s hostess)
1974 Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achivement
1973 Legendary Ladies at the Movies Gala Tribute at Town Hall, New York. (This event led to “The Bette Davis Show”* with which Bette toured the world on and off up until 1978. The show featured clips of movies, followed by a personal appearance and question-and-answer period with Bette herself).
1973 Sarah Siddons Society Award Special 20th Anniversary Award for "All About Eve"
1971 The Players Club’s Salute The Players Club (New York)
1970 The Council of Stock Theatres' Straw Hat Award Awarded by Faberge
1969 San Francisco International Film Festival The Craft of Cinema Award + Special Tribute
1965 Photoplay Awards Gold Medal for: "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964)
1965 Laurel Awards Golden Laurel Dramatic Performance, Female for: "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" (1964)
1964 BAFTA Film Award Nomination (British Academy Award) Best Foreign Actress for: "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
1963 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962) (first actor to receive 10 official nominations)
1963 Golden Globe Nomination Best Actress for: "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"
1963 Golden Apple Award (from Hollywood Women’s Press Club) Most Cooperative Actress
1963 Laurel Awards Golden Laurel Top Female Dramatic Performance (3rd Place) for: "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1962)
1962 Photoplay Awards Most Popular Female Star
1962 Woman of the Year Presented by the Los Angeles Times for "Achievement in Drama."
1962 Golden Globe Nomination Best Actress for: "Pocketful of Miracles"
1956 Heart Award Awarded by Variety Club
1954 Emmy Award Presented for: "Mrs. Lincoln"
1953 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: The Star
1952 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon for Best Actress in a Foreign Film for: "All About Eve" (1950)
1951 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress for:"All About Eve"
1951 Liberty Magazine Award For her role in "All About Eve"
1951 Look magazine Movie Award Presented for: "All About Eve"
1951 San Francisco Drama Critics Council Citation Best Actress of the Year for: "All About Eve"
1951 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "All About Eve"
1951 Golden Globe Nomination Best Actress for:"All About Eve"
1950 New York Film Critics Circle Award Best Actress for: "All About Eve"
1950 Grauman's Chinese Theatre Footprint and Handprint Ceremony
1950 Photoplay Awards Gold Medal for : "All About Eve" (1950)
1950 Victoire Award Presented by Cinemonde magazine
1950 Good Egg Award Presented by the cast and crew of "Payment on Demand"
1947 La Belle France France
1945 Award of Meritorious Service Given for her work at the "Hollywood Canteen" (which operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood, California between October 3, 1942 and November 22, 1945)
1945 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "Mr. Skeffington"
1944 Redbook Trophy Shared with the cast of: "Watch on the Rhine"
1943 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "Now, Voyager"
1942 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "The Little Foxes"
1941 National Board of Review Award Best Actress for: "The Little Foxes"
1941 South American Trophy Voted the Screen's Best Actress
1941 Golden Apple Award (from Hollywood Women’s Press Club) Most Cooperative Actress
1941 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "The Letter"
1940 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "Dark Victory"
1939 Time Magazine’s Popularity Crown resented with the "Queen of the Movies" award by Ed Sullivan. Mickey Rooney was the "King."
1939 Popularity Crown Presented with the "Queen of the Movies" award by Ed Sullivan. Mickey Rooney was the "King."
1939 Redbook Trophy Presented for her work during the year.
1939 National Board of Review Award Best Actress for: "Dark Victory" and "The Old Maid"
1939 Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "Jezebel" (1938)
1939 Life Magazine Bette appeared on the cover of "Life" on the 23rd of January
1938 Time Magazine Bette appeared on the cover on "Time" the 28th of March
1937 Volpi Cup Venice Film Festival, Best Actress for: "Kid Galahad" and "Marked Woman"
1936 Academy Award Best Actress in a Leading Role for: "Dangerous"
1935 Academy Award Nomination Best Actress in a Leading Role for: Of Human Bondage (write-in vote)
1932 Star of Tomorrow A group of theater exhibitors named Bette Davis, Joan Blondell and Ginger Rogers "Stars of tomorrow". The ceremony was held at the Ambassador Hotel in Hollywood and broadcasted live on radio. This was Bette's first acting award.

Each award's year and win was checked on www.imdb.com and on the respective award's official site

* "The Bette Davis Show: In Person and on Film" was just that: one hour of scenes from films and one hour, sometimes more, of questions from the audience. The first tour was in 1973, repeated off and on during the following years as late as 1978. We were usually in a different city each night. The tours included twenty-six states in the U.S, two weeks in Australia and six month in Great Britain, thousands of fans wherever we went, and theaters new, old, grand, small, elegant and decrepit... These performances grew out of an idea developed by John Springer, a veteran Broadway press agent. Springer produced a series of one-woman shows under the title "Legendary Ladies at the Movies". I was invited to be the first. On February 11, 1973, the series opened at Town Hall on West Forty-third Street in New York City... The most thrilling evenings of the show were the four nights at the Palladium in London and three nights at the fabulous opera house in Sydney, Australia. It was hard to say "What a dump!" in both of those places. They are fabulous!

(excerpt from "This'N That - A Memoir" by Bette Davis with Michael Herskowitz)