1 Cary Grant: Oscar Nominations; Honorary Oscar

Cary Grant: Oscar Nominations; Honorary Oscar

Cary Grant was nominated for a competitive Best Actor Oscar twice, both times during the War (which was not a coincident).

He was first recognized in 1941, for None But the Lonely Heart, and then again in 1944, but he never won a legit, competitive Oscar.

Honorary Oscar: End of Oscar Boycott

He had been at odds with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 1958, but he was named the recipient of the prestigious Honorary Oscar in 1970.

Grant announced that he would attend the awards ceremony to accept his award, ending his 12-year boycott of the ceremony.

He received a special Academy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1970. The inscription on his statuette read “To Cary Grant, for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with respect and affection of his colleagues”.

On being presented with the award, his friend Frank Sinatra announced: “No one has brought more pleasure to more people for so many years than Cary has, and nobody has done so many things so well”.

Grant was awarded special plaque at the Straw Hat Awards in New York in May 1975 which recognized him as a “star and superstar in entertainment”.