Awards & Nominations

Below is a listing of the most notable awards and nominations which relate to Doris Day’s film, music & television work.

“Academy Awards” [ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ]

  • 1953 – Best Song: Secret Love(from Calamity Jane)
  • 1955 – Best Story: Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1956 – Best Song: Que Sera, Sera (from The Man Who Knew Too Much)
  • 1959 – Best Screenplay: Pillow Talk

“Academy Award Nominations” [ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ]

  • 1948 – Best Film Score: Romance On The High Seas
  • 1948 – Best Song: It’s Magic (from Romance On The High Seas)
  • 1949 – Best Song: It’s A Great Feeling (from It’s A Great Feeling)
  • 1950 – Best Film Score: West Point Story
  • 1953 – Best Film Score: Calamity Jane
  • 1953 – Best Sound Recording: Calamity Jane
  • 1955 – Best Screenplay: Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1955 – Best Actor: James Cagney (in Love Me or Leave Me)
  • 1955 – Best Song: I’ll Never Stop Loving You (from Love Me or Leave Me)
  • 1955 – Best Sound Recording: Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1955 – Best Film Score: Love Me or Leave Me
  • 1956 – Best Screenplay: Julie
  • 1956 – Best Song: Julie (from Julie)
  • 1958 – Best Supporting Actor: Gig Young (in Teacher’s Pet)
  • 1958 – Best Screenplay: Teacher’s Pet
  • 1959 – Best Actress: Doris Day (in Pillow Talk)
  • 1959 – Best Art Direction: Pillow Talk
  • 1959 – Best Music: Frank DeVol (for his music in Pillow Talk)
  • 1959 – Best Supporting Actress: Thelmer Ritter (in Pillow Talk)
  • 1960 – Best Costumes: Midnight Lace
  • 1961 – Best Screenplay: Lover Come Back
  • 1962 – Best Music: Billy Rose’s Jumbo
  • 1962 – Best Art Direction (Color): That Touch Of Mink
  • 1962 – Best Screenplay: That Touch Of Mink
  • 1962 – Best Sound Recording: That Touch Of Mink

“American Comedy Awards” [ Hosted by the ABC Television Network ]

  • 1991 – Lifetime Achievement Award in Comedy: Doris Day
    (Note: The other recipient of this award in 1991 was actor Jack Lemmon)

“Best Female Singers of the Millennium” [ Polled by the UK music retailer HMV ]

  • 1999 – 65th Position: Doris Day
    (Note: Doris Day was voted into this Top 100 British poll that ranked her amongst many iconic pop acts such as Madonna, Ella Fitzgerald, Cher, Barbra Streisand etc)

“Emmy Nomimations” [ Academy of Television Arts & Sciences ]

  • 1971 – Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy: The Doris Mary Anne Kappelhoff Special
  • 1975 – Outstanding Continuing or Single Performance by a Guest Star: John Denver (in Doris Day Today)

“Favourite Songs of the Millennium” [ Online Poll conducted by BBC Radio (UK) ]

  • 2000 – 21st Position: “Secret Love”
    (Note: Doris Day’s hit single appeared alongside other popular standards:  My Heart Will Go On, The Power Of Love, Dancing Queen& Bridge Over Troubled Water etc.)

“Gold Disc Certified Singles” [Presented for US record sales of over 1,000,000 units ]

  • 1945 – Sentimental Journey (Doris Day with Les Brown)
  • 1948 – Love Somebody (Doris Day with Buddy Clark)
  • 1948 – It’s Magic (from Romance On The High Seas)
  • 1952 – A Guy Is A Guy
  • 1953 – Secret Love (from Calamity Jane)
  • 1956 – Que Sera, Sera (from The Man Who Knew Too Much)
  • 1958 – Everybody Loves A Lover

“Gold Medal Award” [ Photoplay ]

  • 1951 – Best Actress: Doris Day (in Lullaby of Broadway)
  • 1959 – Best/Most Popular Actress: Doris Day (in Pillow Talk)

“Golden Globe Awards” [ Hollywood Foreign Press Association ]

  • 1955 – World’s Favourite Actress: Doris Day
  • 1958 – World’s Favourite Actress: Doris Day
  • 1960 – World’s Favourite Actress: Doris Day
  • 1963 – World’s Favourite Actress: Doris Day
  • 1963 – Best Comedy: That Touch Of Mink
  • 1966 – World’s Favourite Actress: Doris Day
  • 1989 – ‘Cecil B. DeMille’ Award for Lifetime Achievement: Doris Day
    (Note: The award was presented by Clint Eastwood)

“Golden Globe Nominations” [ Hollywood Foreign Press Association ]

  • 1953 – Best Musical: I’ll See You In My Dreams
  • 1959 – Best Actor in a Comedy: Clark Gable (in Teacher’s Pet)
  • 1959 – Best Supporting Actor: Gig Young (in Teacher’s Pet)
  • 1959 – Best Actress in a Comedy: Doris Day (in Tunnel of Love)
  • 1960 – Best Supporting Actor: Tony Randall (in Pillow Talk)
  • 1960 – Best Actress in a Comedy: Doris Day (in Pillow Talk)
  • 1960 – Best Comedy: Pillow Talk
  • 1961 – Best Actress in a Drama: Doris Day(in Midnight Lace)
  • 1962 – Best Supporting Actor: Tony Randall (in Lover Come Back)
  • 1963 – Best Actress in a Musical: Doris Day (in Billy Rose’s Jumbo)
  • 1963 – Best Musical: Billy Rose’s Jumbo
  • 1963 – Best Actor in a Musical: Stephen Boyd (in Billy Rose’s Jumbo)
  • 1963 – Best Actor in a Musical: Jimmy Durante (in Billy Rose’s Jumbo)
  • 1963 – Best Supporting Actress: Martha Raye (in Billy Rose’s Jumbo)
  • 1963 – Best Actor in a Comedy: Cary Grant (in That Touch Of Mink)
  • 1963 – Best Musical: Billy Rose’s Jumbo
  • 1964 – Best Actress in a Comedy: Doris Day (in Move Over, Darling)
  • 1966 – Best New Actress of the Year: Maura McGiveney (in Do Not Disturb)
  • 1969 – Best TV series: The Doris Day Show
  • 1969 – Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series: Doris Day (in The Doris Day Show)

“GRAMMY Awards” [ The Recording Academy (NARAS) ]

  • 1998 – Hall of Fame Award: Sentimental Journey
    (1945 hit single recording with Les Brown and his orchestra)
  • 1999 – Hall of Fame Award: Secret Love
    (1953 hit single recording)
  • 2008 – Lifetime Achievement Award: Doris Day

“GRAMMY Nomination” [ The Recording Academy (NARAS) ]

  • 1958 – Best Vocal Performance, Vocal: Everybody Loves A Lover
    (1958 hit single recording)
  • 1960 – Best Vocal Performance, Single Record or Track: The Sound of Music
    (1960 single recording)
  • 1975 – Hall of Fame Nomination: Sentimental Journey
    (1945 hit single recording with Les Brown and his orchestra)

“Greatest Hollywood Musical” [ Online Poll conducted by BBC Radio (UK) ]

  • 2007 – 1st Position – The Winner: “Calamity Jane”
    (Note: Doris Day’s 1953 movie beat other strong contenders such as Singin’ In The Rain, High Society, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers, Meet Me In St Louis, Top Hat etc.)

“Paloma Award” [ Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – Los Angeles ]

  • 1993 – Recipient: Doris Day
    (Note: Doris Day was selected as a recipient due to her years of animal welfare work)

“Presidential Medal of Freedom” [ America’s highest civilian honour
presented by the President of the United States ]

  • 2004 – Doris Day

“Theatre Owners of America Laurel Award” [ Motion Picture Exhibitor Magazine ]

  • 1950 – Leading New Personality: Doris Day
  • 1958 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1959 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1960 – Best Female Comedy Performance: Doris Day (in Pillow Talk)
  • 1960 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1961 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1962 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1962 – Best Female Comedy Performance: Doris Day (in Lover Come Back)
  • 1963 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1963 – Best Female Comedy Performance: Doris Day (in That Touch of Mink)
  • 1964 – Top Female Star: Doris Day
  • 1964 – Best Female Comedy Performance: Doris Day (in Send Me No Flowers)
  • 1967 – Best Female Comedy Performance: Doris Day (in The Glass Bottom Boat)

“Top Hollywood Super Stars” [ Online Poll conducted by the A&E Biography Channel ]

  • 1999 – 7th Position: Doris Day
    (Note: Doris Day’s poll position proved higher than movie icons: Marilyn Monroe, Sidney Poitier, Shirley Temple & Michael Douglas)
One Comments to “Awards & Nominations”
  1. Regina says:

    Doris Day is one of the greatest motion picture star. Doris sings, acts, dances and she is beautiful, intelligent, good role model and has class. Besides she was and is very popular in the states and around the world. She is adorable and her millions of fans care for her well being. I hope that the Oscars and all the others institutions that give awards take a serious and good look to this great actress/singer/lady our Doris Day.

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