Award Category Name Outcome
Academy Awards (33rd) Best Director Alfred Hitchcock Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Janet Leigh Nominated
Best Cinematography, Black-and White John L. Russell Nominated
Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White Joseph Hurley, Robert Clatworthy, George Milo Nominated
Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures Alfred Hitchcock Nominated
Edgar Allan Poe Awards Best Motion Picture Joseph Stefano (screenwriter), Robert Bloch (author) Won
International Board of Motion Picture Reviewers Best Actor Anthony Perkins Won (tie)
Golden Globe Awards (18th) Best Supporting Actress Janet Leigh Won
Writers Guild of America, East Best Written American Drama Joseph Stefano Nominated

In 1992, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

In 1998, TV Guide ranked it #8 on their list of the 50 Greatest Movies on TV (and Video).[144]

Leigh asserted, "no other murder mystery in the history of the movies has inspired such merchandising."[145] Any number of items emblazoned with Bates Motel, stills, lobby cards, and highly valuable posters are available for purchase. In 1992, it was adapted scene-for-scene into three comic books by the Innovative Corporation.[145]

Psycho has appeared on a number of lists by websites, television channels, and magazines. The shower scene was featured as number four on the list of Bravo Network's 100 Scariest Movie Moments,[146] whilst the finale was ranked number four on Premiere's similar list.[147] Entertainment Weekly's book titled The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time ranked the film as #11.[72]

In 2012, the Motion Picture Editors Guild listed the film as the twelfth best-edited film of all time based on a survey of its membership.[148]

American Film Institute has included Psycho in these lists:

  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – #18
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Thrills – #1
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes and Villains:
    • Norman Bates – #2 Villain
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:
    • "A boy's best friend is his mother." – #56
  • AFI's 100 Years of Film Scores – #4
  • AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #14

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