Awards
  The honors that Anna has received...

     

 

 

 

Anna is one of the most accomplished actresses in both television and screen.  She has broken numerous records, such as being the youngest person ever (at the time) to win an Academy Award for her career-making portrayal of the deaf and blind Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker in 1963.  She remains the first person under the age of eighteen to ever win an Academy Award.


But the awards didn't stop pouring in with The Miracle Worker.  She has won just about every award possible, such as Emmys, Golden Globes and a People's Choice Award.


However, her awards are not restricted to acting.  She has been a champion for many social causes such as helping
the blind and the mentally ill, and making sure that women have equal rights.



Please come to this page often as we're sure there will be plenty of additions in the future!

 

 

The picture above is of Anna's actual awards, which are displayed in her living room


 

Theater World Award
1959-1960
Most Promising Star for The Miracle Worker

 

 

Academy Award (Oscar)
1963
Best Supporting Actress for
The Miracle Worker
 


Emmy Award
1964

Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Series (Lead)

(Nomination) for The Patty Duke Show

1970
Outstanding Single Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for My Sweet Charlie

1977
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Captains and the Kings

1978
Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Drama or Comedy Special
(Nomination) for A Family Upside Down

1978
Outstanding Lead Actress for a Single Appearance in a Drama or Comedy Series
(Nomination) for Having Babies 3

1980
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special for The Miracle Worker

1981
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
(Nomination) for The Women's Room

1981
Outstanding Individual Achievement - Children's Programming
(Nomination) for Girl on the Edge of Town

1984
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special
(Nomination) for George Washington

1999
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
(Nomination) for Touched By An Angel: "I Do"


Genie Award (Canada)
1982
Best Performance by a Foreign Actress (Nomination) for By Design


Golden Globe Award
1963
Best Supporting Actress
(Nomination) for The Miracle Worker

1963
Most Promising Newcomer - Female
for The Miracle Worker

1966
Best TV Star - Female
(Nomination) for The Patty Duke Show

1970
Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy
for Me, Natalie


Laurel Award (Photoplay Magazine)
1963
Top Female Supporting Performance
for The Miracle Worker
 


1966
Musical Performance, Female

(Nomination) for Billie

1970
Female Dramatic Performance
(Nomination) for Me, Natalie


People's Choice Award
1983
Favorite Female Television Performer for It Takes Two


Billboard Award (Gold Record)
1966
for Don't Just Stand There


Western Heritage Award
1984
Bronze Wrangler Award
for Best Fictional Television Drama for September Gun
 

 

Daytime Emmy Award

1984

Outstanding Individual Ahievement in Religious Programming, Insight

 

 

Democratic Action Eleanor Roosevelt Award
(Southern California Chapter)

1985
NOTE: Anna is the first recipient of this award.


Aid for AIDS Award
1985

 

20th Annual Media Access Awards
November 2,
2002
Screen Actors Guild Harold Russell Award
for the
Contribution of Public Awareness of Disability Through the Media.


Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival
2002
Lifetime Achievement Award


Helen Keller Achievement Awards (American Foundation for the Blind)
2001
Performing Arts

 

Camie Award
2000
Inspirational Performance By an Actress
for A Season For Miracles

 

 

Idaho Governor's Award in the Arts
2002                                                

Artist To the World

 

 

TV Land Award
2003

Favorite Dual Role Character (Nomination)
for The Patty Duke Show
 

2004

Favorite Dual Role Character
for The Patty Duke Show

 

 

True Colors Award
2003
From The Rainbow Connection.
NOTE: Anna is the first recipient of this award.


Erasing The Stigma Mental Health Leadership Award
2003

 

 

Long Island Film Festival Best Actress Award

2004

For Wrong Turn

 

 

American Association of Community Theatre

2004

Special Recognition Award

 

 

Rebecca's Dream Legacy of Life

2006

Special Recognition Award

NOTE: Anna is the first recipient of this award

 

 

Lionel Aldridge Award

2006

From the National Alliance on Mental Illness

 

 

Spokie Award

2007

Best Actress, Play for Humble Boy

 

 

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters

2007

University of North Florida

For advancing awareness in mental health issues

 

 

Operation of Hope

2008

Woman of the Year Award

 

 

Women in Film & Video

2008

Lifetime Achievement Award

 

 

Sunshine from Darkness Award

2009

For advancing awareness in mental health issues