Antigone achieves greatness in following the dictates of her own conscience, sacrificing her life in defiance of King Creon's authority when he forbids her to bury her brother, Polyneices. The definitive filming of Sophocles' classic Greek tragedy.
- Best Foreign Film (Nominee)
1961 Golden Globe Awards (Los Angeles, United States)
- Golden Berlin Bear (Nominee)
1961 Berlin International Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)