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Audrey Hepburn's Credentials: Awards and Highlights of Storied Career

By    |   Friday, 08 May 2015 02:20 PM

Audrey Hepburn ranks at number seven in the Internet Movie Database's list of "Top 50 Greatest Actresses" of all time, and her place on the prestigious list is well deserved.

She's the first female actress to win all three major awards — an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award — for a single performance, and the list of nominations and awards she garnered during her acting career is an impressive one.

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Here's a look at some of Hepburn's award highlights.

1. Academy Awards

From 1954 to 1968 Hepburn's name was a staple on the Oscar nomination ballot. In fact, her very first lead role as Princess Ann in William Wyler's "Roman Holiday" copped her the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.

One year later, in 1954, the Academy nominated Hepburn in the same category for her role in "Sabrina," but she lost to Grace Kelly in "A Country Girl". Hepburn's name appeared on the ballet for the best lead actress award again in 1960, '62 and '68 for "The Nun's Story," "Breakfast At Tiffany's," and "Wait Until Dark," respectively. Just eight days before her death, Hepburn won her final award from the Academy, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.

2. Golden Globe Awards

Hepburn's Golden Globe success began in 1954 when she won the award for "Best Motion Picture Actress" for "Roman Holiday", and stretches all the way to 1990 when she won the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. In a 36-year span, Hepburn was nominated for the award for World Film Favorite — Female in 1955 and Best Motion Picture Actress in 1957, 1958, 1960, 1964 and 1965. She received two nominations in 1968, one for Best Motion Picture Actress – Drama and the other for Best Motion Picture Actress 3 Musical/Comedy.

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3. Tony Awards

In recognition of her outstanding achievement in live Broadway theater, Hepburn won the "Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre" (also known as the Tony Award). She won in the category Best Lead Actress in a Play for her role in the 1954 play, "Ondine." Another award was presented to Hepburn at the 22nd Tony Awards in 1968. This time it was a non-competitive Special Achievement Award.

4. Primetime Emmy Awards

It wasn't just her performances on the big screen or on stage that got the nod of approval from awarding bodies. Hepburn wowed on television as well. In 1993, she won the Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Individual Achievement — Informational Programming for the episode "Flower Gardens" in the series "Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn." It was in this series that viewers were able to catch a glimpse of two of Audrey's passions outside of acting, namely nature and the well being of our planet.

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