Wednesday, May 30, 2012

UPDATED 6/3: Top 10 Bob Dylan awards

UPDATED 6/3: Bob Dylan new album, Medal of Freedom, top 10 greatest awards: commentary 

There's not a U.S. recording artist alive that has received more major awards than Bob Dylan, who picked up the Medal of Freedom on Tuesday from President Barack Obama at the White House.

"There is not a bigger giant in the history of American music," Obama said during a packed ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

Here's a list ranking Dylan's most prized trophies, statues, honors, etc.

1. Medal of Freedom (2012)
2. Pulitzer Prize Special Awards and Citations (2008)
3. Kennedy Center Honors (1997)
4. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1988)
5. Grammy Award: Album of the Year for "Time Out of Mind" (1997)
6. Academy Award for Best Original Song "Things Have Changed" from "Wonder Boys" (2000)
7. National Medal of Arts (2009)
8. Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres (1990)
9. The Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (1997)
10. Grammy Award: Lifetime Achievement (1991)

Now, if Dylan could just add the Nobel Prize for literature to the list.

—Photo of President Barack Obama and Bob Dylan from The Official Twitter of Bob Dylan.

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Anonymous said...

I would add "Príncipe de Asturias" Award of Arts, year 2007.

It is awarded to the person, group of persons or institution whose work in Architecture (Sir Norman Foster, 2009), Film (Woody Allen, 2002), Dance (Maia Plisiétskaia, 2005), Sculpture (Richard Serra, 2010), Music (Barbara Hendricks, 2000), Painting (Miquel Barceló, 2003)and other art, constitutes a significant contribution to the cultural heritage of humanity.

Anonymous said...

You might also add the Honorary Doctorate awarded by Edinburgh University in 2004 alongside the equivalent award he received from Princeton University in 1970

Anonymous said...

Tom Paine award?