Apocalypse Now

Awards and honors

Awards and Nominations received by Apocalypse Now
Award Category Nominee Result
52nd Academy Awards[74] Best Picture Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson and Tom Sternberg Nominated
Best Director Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Robert Duvall Nominated
Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
Best Sound Walter Murch, Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, Nathan Boxer Won
Best Art Direction — Set Decoration Dean Tavoularis, Angelo P. Graham and George R. Nelson Nominated
Best Cinematography Vittorio Storaro Won
Best Film Editing Richard Marks, Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg and Lisa Fruchtman Nominated
1979 Cannes Film Festival[75] Palme d'Or Won
1st American Movie Awards Best Actor Martin Sheen Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Robert Duvall Won
33rd British Academy Film Awards Best Film Nominated
Best Actor Martin Sheen Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Robert Duvall Won
Best Direction Francis Ford Coppola Won
Best Original Film Music Carmine Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
Best Cinematography Vittorio Storaro Nominated
Best Editing Richard Marks, Walter Murch, Gerald B. Greenberg and Lisa Fruchtman Nominated
Best Production Design Dean Tavoularis Nominated
Best Soundtrack Nathan Boxer, Richard Cirincione, Walter Murch Nominated
5th César Awards Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Director (Migliore Regista Straniero) Francis Ford Coppola Won
32nd Directors Guild of America Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
37th Golden Globe Awards Best Motion Picture – Drama Francis Ford Coppola, Fred Roos, Gray Frederickson and Tom Sternberg Nominated
Best Director Francis Ford Coppola Won
Best Supporting Actor Robert Duvall Won
Best Original Score Carmine Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola Won
22nd Annual Grammy Awards Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture Carmine Coppola and Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
1979 National Society of Film Critics Awards Best Supporting Actor Frederic Forrest Won
Writers Guild of America Awards Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen John Milius and Francis Ford Coppola Nominated
American Film Institute lists
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – #28
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains:
    • Colonel Walter E. Kurtz – Nominated Villain
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs:
    • "The End" – Nominated
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:
    • "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." – #12
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #30
  • AFI's 10 Top 10 – Nominated Epic film

Other

The film was also ranked #7 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies of all time.


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