Awards & Winners

Yoko Ono

Date of Birth 18-February-1933
Place of Birth Tokyo
Nationality Japan
Also know as Yōko Ono, Ono, Yoko, Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Onio Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Yôko Ono, Yōko Ono, Ono Yōko, Yoko Ono Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Yoko Ono, ヨーコ・オノ・レノン, 小野 洋子, Yåoko Ono, Йоко Оно Леннон
Profession Singer, Artist, Musician, Film director, Film Producer, Author, Film Score Composer, Screenwriter, Actor
Yoko Ono is a Japanese artist and peace activist, known for her work in avant-garde art, music and filmmaking, as well as her 1969 to 1980 marriage to John Lennon. Dropping out of the graduate track program in philosophy at Tokyo's Peers School, Ono moved to New York in 1953 joining her immediate family who were already there. She became involved in New York City's downtown artists scene, collaborating and working with members in and around the Fluxus group. An independent artist in her own right before meeting Lennon, both the media and the public were critical of Ono for years. She was repeatedly criticized for her influence over Lennon and his music, and blamed for the breakup of the Beatles, as the couple's early years coincided with the band's final ones. Her experimental art was also not popularly understood, and, after Lennon's death, disagreements with Paul McCartney received as much as attention as her billboards and music releases, which the media usually advanced simply as attempts at self-promotion. This public perception shifted over time, helped by, among other things, an important retrospective at a Whitney Museum branch in 1989. This was followed by a 1992 interview in L.A.-based music magazine, Option which coincided with the release of the six-disc box set Onobox, which included remastered highlights from all of her solo albums including a one-disc "greatest hits" release of highlights. Retrospectives of her work were presented again at the Japan Society in New York City in 2001, Bielefeld, Germany, and the UK in 2008, and Frankfurt, Krems, Austria, and Bilbao, Spain in 2013. She received a Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement from the Venice Biennale in 2009 and the 2012 Oskar Kokoschka Prize, Austria's highest award for applied contemporary art.

Awards by Yoko Ono

Check all the awards nominated and won by Yoko Ono.


Nominations 2014 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Shorty Award for Music yokoono


Grammy Award for Best Music Film
Honored for : Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album

Nominations 2000 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Music Film Gimme Some Truth: The Making of John Lennon's Imagine Album


Grammy Award for Album of the Year
Honored for : Double Fantasy
(Producer, Artist/Producer)

Nominations 1981 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Walking on Thin Ice