Getting to Know Sidney Sheldon - Awards

Sidney Sheldon was awarded in memoriam as a Gold Circle honoree from The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), Pacific Southwest Chapter. The Gold Circle honors those with 50 years of service to the television industry.

The Sidney Sheldon Scholarship Award for Playwriting at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Televsion was awarded in June.

The Sidney Sheldon Young Filmmaker Award was presented at the Palm Springs Student Short Film Festival.

Sidney Sheldon received the 2002 Will Rogers Memorial Award given by the Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce. Read his acceptance speech.


Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles "Literacy Lifetime Achievement Award" (2001)

Sidney Sheldon Day in Chicago (November 2, 2000)
Chicago Mayoral Proclamation

Sidney Sheldon Honored with "Great Authors fo the Twentieth Century" Stamp (1999)
Declared Sidney Sheldon Day by Mayor of Beverly Hills

Portals Golden Bell Award (1997)

The Guinness Book of World Records (1997)
World's Most Translated Author

Honorable Citizen Award (1995)
Los Angeles Public Library

National Spokesman for Libraries for the Future (1994)

Deauville Film Festival (1993)
Prix Litteraire de Deauville Award

Star on Palm Springs Walk of Stars (1993)

Golden Plate Award (1990)
American Academy of Achievement

Freedom to Read (1988)
Roll of Honor Award

Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame (1988)
Hollywood Chamber of Commerce

City of Hope (1987)
Medical Center Aides Plaque of Appreciation

L.A. Regional Foodbank (1987)
Gold Plaque (Plaque of Appreciation)

Freedom to Read (1985)
Friends of the Chicago Public Library

Sidney Sheldon Day in Chicago (1983)
Chicago Mayoral Proclamation

Bicentennial Tribute to Men and Women of Achievement (1983)
Metromedia, Inc.

Library Trust Awards (1980)
Brandeis University National Women's Committee, Los Angeles Chapter

Jewish Community Federation (1979)
United Jewish Welfare Fund Plaque of Appreciation

USC Division of Cinema (1979)
Awarded membership in Cinema Circulus

Award of Excellence (1978)
Authors and Celebrities Forum

Pacifica Awards (1973)

Edgar Allan Poe Award (1969)
Mystery Writers of America for THE NAKED FACE

National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (1966-67 Awards)
Nominated for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy for I Dream of Jeannie

Box Office - Blue Ribbon Award (1963)
(Screenplay) Billy Rose's Jumbo

Screenwriters Annual Award (1962)
Nominated for writing achievement for Billy Rose's Jumbo as "the best written American musical of 1962"

Antoinette Perry Award (1959)
For authors of a musical - Redhead

Screenwriters Guild Award (1951)
Annie Get Your Gun

Box Office - Blue Ribbon Award (1948)
(Screenplay) Easter Parade

Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (1948)
Academy Award® of Merit for Outstanding Achievement for The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer

Box Office - Blue Ribbon Award (1947)
(Screenplay) The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer


Sidney Sheldon