Academy Awards, USA

Oscar [Nominee] (1963)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

The nomination for Wilson was granted on 26 ... More

The nomination for Wilson was granted on 26 September 1995 by the Academy Board of Directors, after research at the WGA found that the then blacklisted writer shared the screenwriting credit with Bolt.


Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Oscar [Winner] (1958)

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted ... More

Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson were blacklisted at the time and received no screen credit. They were posthumously awarded Oscars in 1984. Pierre Boulle was not present at the awards ceremony. Kim Novak accepted the award on his behalf.


The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Oscar [Nominee] (1957)

Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted

Due to being blacklisted Michael Wilson did not ... More

Due to being blacklisted Michael Wilson did not receive a screen credit, which under special Academy by-law made him ineligible personally although the writing achievement itself could be eligible. In early 1957 AMPAS instructed Price Waterhouse & Co. not to list any nomination declared ineligible under the by-law and thus this nomination was not included on the final voting ballot. The by-law was laster declared unworkable in January 1959. In December 2002 the Academy reinstated Mr. Wilson's nomination.


Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Oscar [Nominee] (1953)

Best Writing, Screenplay

5 Fingers (1952)

Oscar [Winner] (1952)

Best Writing, Screenplay

A Place in the Sun (1951)

Edgar Allan Poe Awards

Edgar [Winner] (1953)

Best Motion Picture

5 Fingers (1952)

Golden Globes, USA

Golden Globe [Winner] (1953)

Best Screenplay

5 Fingers (1952)

Writers Guild of America, USA

Laurel Award for Screen Writing Achievement [Winner] (1976)


WGA Award (Screen) [Winner] (1957)

Best Written American Drama

Friendly Persuasion (1956)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (1953)

Best Written American Drama

5 Fingers (1952)

WGA Award (Screen) [Winner] (1952)

Best Written American Drama

A Place in the Sun (1951)

WGA Award (Screen) [Nominee] (1952)

The Robert Meltzer Award (Screenplay Dealing Most Ably with Problems of the American Scene)

A Place in the Sun (1951)

Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award [Winner] (1963)

Best British Dramatic Screenplay

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)