Henry Winkler - Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • In 1996, Winkler was selected to be the Class Day speaker at Yale University, an honor accorded to distinguished Yale alumni.
  • On August 3, 2008, Winkler was chosen to be the guest conductor at the Boston Pops by the Sea Concert in Hyannis, Massachusetts.
  • On August 19, 2008, Milwaukeeans paid homage to their hometown hero and unveiled a life-sized, bronze statue of Fonzie along the Milwaukee Riverwalk.
  • On March 29, 2010, Winkler was presented the key to the City of Winnipeg for his contributions to education and literacy.
Golden Globe Awards
  • (1976) Won - Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy/Happy Days
  • (1977) Won - Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy/Happy Days
  • (1978) Nominated - Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama/Heroes
  • (1983) Nominated - Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy/Night Shift
Daytime Emmy Award
  • (1985) Won - Outstanding Children's Special - CBS Schoolbreak Special: All the Kids Do It
  • (2005) Won - Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program - Clifford's Puppy Days
Primetime Emmy Awards
  • (1976) Nominated - Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series / Happy Days
  • (1977) Nominated - Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series / Happy Days
  • (1978) Nominated - Outstanding Lead Actor - Comedy Series / Happy Days
  • (1979) Nominated - Outstanding Informational Program / Who Are the DeBolts? And Where Did They Get Nineteen Kids?
  • (1997) Nominated - Outstanding Guest Actor - Drama Series / The Practice (as Henry Olson)
  • Note - In 2000, Winkler had received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for an appearance on the short-lived series Battery Park, but the nomination was later withdrawn when it was pointed out later that the episode had aired after the Emmy's May 31 deadline.

In September 2011, Winkler was made an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to children with special educational needs and dyslexia in the UK."

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