2001: A Space Odyssey (Film)

Accolades and honors


2001 earned Stanley Kubrick an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, as well as nominations for Best Director and Original Screenplay (shared with Arthur C. Clarke). Anthony Masters was also nominated for Best Art Direction. An honorary award was made to John Chambers in that year for his make-up work on Planet of the Apes, and Clarke reports that he "wondered, as loudly as possible, whether the judges had passed over 2001 because they thought we had used real ape-men".[162] The film won four Baftas, for Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Track and as Best Road Show, and was a nominee in the Best Film category.[163]

The National Board of Review listed 2001 among the Top Ten Films of 1968,[164] and Kansas City Film Critics gave it both the Best Film and Best Director awards.[165] Kubrick earned the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation,[151] and was nominated for both the Directors Guild of America Award,[166] and the Laurel Award (on which 2001 was named the Best Road Show of 1968).[167] Both the Cinema Writers Circle of Spain and the David di Donatello Awards in Italy named 2001 the best foreign production of 1968.[168][169]

Top film lists

2001 was No. 15 on AFI's 2007 100 Years ... 100 Movies, was named No. 40 on its 100 Years, 100 Thrills, was included on its 100 Years, 100 Quotes ("Open the pod bay doors, Hal."), and Hal 9000 is the No. 13 villain in the AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains.[170] 2001 is the only science fiction film to make the Sight & Sound poll for ten best films, and tops the Online Film Critics Society list of "greatest science fiction films of all time."[171] In 1991, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.[172] Other lists that include the film are 50 Films to See Before You Die (#6), The Village Voice 100 Best Films of the 20th century (#11), the Sight & Sound Top Ten poll (#6),[173] and Roger Ebert's Top Ten (1968) (#2). In 1995, the Vatican named it as one of the 45 best films ever made (and included it in a sub-list of the "Top Ten Art Movies" of all time.)[174]

In 2011, the film was the third most screened film in secondary schools in the United Kingdom.[175]

American Film Institute recognition
  • 1998: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – #22[176]
  • 2001: AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills – #40[177]
  • 2003: AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains:
    • HAL 9000 – #13 Villain[178]
  • 2005: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:
    • "Open the pod bay doors, HAL." – #78[179]
    • "Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid." – Nominated[180]
  • 2006: AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers – #47[181]
  • 2007: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #15[182]
  • 2008: AFI's 10 Top 10 – #1 Science Fiction Film[183]

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