Awards

Year

Unknown

Award

Star on the Walk of Fame

Received From/For

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 Achievement

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

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)