• Henry  Fonda

    Henry Fonda Awards

    Born on May 16th, 1905

    From Grand Island, Nebraska, USA

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On Golden Pond

Cantankerous retiree Norman Thayer (Henry Fonda) and his conciliatory wife, Ethel (Katharine Hepburn), spend summers at their New England vacation home on the shores of idyllic Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter, Chelsea (Jane Fonda), visits with her new fiancée and his teenage son, Billy (Doug McKeon) on their way to Europe. After leaving Billy behind to bond with Norman, Chelsea returns, attempting to repair the long-strained relationship with her aging father before it's too late.

Golden Globe (1982)
Won
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)
Nominated
Actor
Won
Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1980)
Won
Cecille B. DeMille Award
Won
Honorary Award
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series
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Gideon's Trumpet

In 1961, Clarence Earl Gideon (Henry Fonda) is arrested on charges of petty theft. Unable to afford an expensive lawyer to defend him, he is forced to represent himself and receives a five-year prison sentence. He becomes a model inmate and jailhouse scholar, focusing on the Fourteenth Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizens the right of due process. With the help of an attorney (Jose Ferrer), Clarence makes a startling discovery that changes everything. The film is based on a true story.

Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special
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The Red Pony

A farm couple's (Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara) son (Clint Howard) grows to love his horse in circa-1900 California.

Nominated
Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
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12 Angry Men

Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

Golden Globe (1958)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1958)
Won
Foreign Actor
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The Grapes of Wrath

The Joad clan, introduced to the world in John Steinbeck's iconic novel, is looking for a better life in California. After their drought-ridden farm is seized by the bank, the family -- led by just-paroled son Tom (Henry Fonda) -- loads up a truck and heads West. On the road, beset by hardships, the Joads meet dozens of other families making the same trek and holding onto the same dream. Once in California, however, the Joads soon realize that the promised land isn't quite what they hoped.

Nominated
Actor