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AWARDS

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"I didn't - and still don't - think of myself as a songwriter. Most of the songs in my career have been written as instrumental themes for scores and had lyrics added later. I write themes that can be used in different ways, and developed in the course of the scores."
--   Henry Mancini

This award listing is reproduced from the Liner Notes of  The Days of Wine and Roses  boxset.

Grammy Awards

Henry received 70 Grammy Awards nominations from the National Academy of Recordings Arts & Science - more than any other musician has received since the inception of the awards in 1958 - and won the following 20 Grammy Awards:
 

1958 Album of the Year - The Music of "Peter Gunn"
  Best Arrangement - The Music of "Peter Gunn"
1960 Best Arrangement - "Mr. Lucky" from Music from "Mr. Lucky"
  Best Performance by an Orchestra Other than Dancers - "Mr. Lucky" from Music from "Mr. Lucky"
  Best Jazz Performance (Large Group) - The Blues and The Beat
1961 Record of the Year - "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's
  Song of the Year - "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's
  Best Performance by an Orchestra Other than Dancers - Breakfast at Tiffany's
  Best Arrangement - "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's
  Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of a Score from A Motion Picture or Television Show - Breakfast at Tiffany's
1963 Record of the Year - "Days of Wine and Roses"
  Song of the Year - "Days of Wine and Roses" from Our Man in Hollywood
  Best Background Arrangement - "Days of Wine and Roses" from Our Man in Hollywood
  Best Instrumental Arrangement - "Baby Elephant Walk" from Hatari
1964  Best Instrumental Composition (Other than Jazz) - "The Pink Panther Theme" from The Pink Panther
  Best Instrumental Arrangement (Non-Jazz) - The Pink Panther
  Best Instrumental Arrangement - The Pink Panther
1969 Best Instrumental Arrangement - Love Theme from "Romeo & Juliet" from A Warm Side of Ivory
1970 Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance - Theme from "Z" and Other Film Music
  Best Instrumental Arrangement - Theme from "Z" from Theme from "Z" and Other Film Music

Academy Awards

Henry Mancini was nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the following Academy Awards. The four Oscars he won are indicated with an asterisk. 
 

1954 Best Score for a Musical Picture - The Glenn Miller Story
1961 * Best Song - "Moon River" fom Breakfast at Tiffany's
  Best Song - "Bachelor in Paradise" from Bachelor in Paradise
  * Best Score for a Dramatic or Comedy Picture - Breakfast at Tiffany's
1962 * Best Song - "Days of Wine and Roses" from Days of Wine and Roses
1963 Best Song - "Charade" from Charade
1964 Best Song - "Dear Heart" from Dear Heart
  Best Score (Substantially Original) - The Pink Panther
1965 Best Song - "The Sweetheart Tree" from The Great Race
1970 Best Song - "Whistling Away the Dark" from Darling Lili
  Best Original Score - Darling Lili
  Best Original Score - Sunflower
1971 Best Song - "All His Children" from Sometimes a Great Notion
1976 Best Song - "Come to Me" from The Pink Panther Strikes Again
1979 Best Song - "It's Easy to Say" from "10"
  Best Original Score - "10"
1982 * Best Original Score - Victor / Victoria
1986 Best Song - "Life in a Looking Glass" from That's Life

Additional Awards

  • Golden Score Award : American Society of Music Arrangers for outstanding achievement in the fields of arranging and composing

  • Golden Plate Award : American Academy of Achievement honoring America's outstanding leaders

  • Golden Soundtrack Award : ASCAP Life Achievement Award for outstanding contribution to film music

  • Lifetime Achievement Award : National Italian - American Foundation

  • Aggie Award : American Guild of Authors & Composers Honorary Doctorate: California Institute of Arts, Valencia

  • Honorary Doctorate : Washington & Jefferson College, PA

  • Honorary Doctorate : Mount St. Mary's College, Maryland

  • Honorary Doctorate : Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

  • Golden Globe Awards : Hollywood Foreign Association - Best Original Song for a Motion Picture for "Whistling Away the Dark," from Darling Lili.

 

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