Some Like it Hot

Awards and honors

Date of ceremony Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
August 23 – September 6, 1959[28] Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Some Like It Hot Nominated
December 1959[29][30] National Board of Review Awards Top Ten Films Some Like It Hot Won
February 6, 1960[31][32] Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film Billy Wilder Won
1960[33] British Academy Film Awards Best Film from any Source Some Like It Hot Nominated
Best Foreign Actor Jack Lemmon Won
March 10, 1960[34][35] Golden Globe Awards Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Jack Lemmon Won
Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical Marilyn Monroe Won
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy Some Like It Hot Won
April 4, 1960[36] Academy Awards Best Director Billy Wilder Nominated
Best Actor Jack Lemmon Nominated
Best Cinematography – Black-and-white Charles Lang, Jr. Nominated
Best Art Direction – Black-and-white Ted Haworth (Art Direction), Edward G. Boyle (Set Decoration) Nominated
Best Costume Design—Black and white Orry-Kelly Won
Best Adapted Screenplay Billy Wilder, I. A. L. Diamond Nominated
May 6, 1960[37][38] Writers Guild of America Awards Best Written Comedy Billy Wilder, I.A.L. Diamond Won
September 28, 1960[39] Laurel Awards Top Female Comedy Performance Marilyn Monroe (2nd place) Won
Top Male Comedy Performance Jack Lemmon (2nd place) Won
Top Comedy Some Like It Hot (3rd place) Won
1960[39][40] Bambi Awards Best Actor—International Tony Curtis (2nd place) Nominated

The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:

  • 1998: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies – #14[41]
  • 2000: AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs – #1[42]
  • 2005: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes:
    • Osgood Fielding II: "Well, nobody's perfect." – #48[43]
  • 2007: AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies (10th Anniversary Edition) – #22[44]

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