One of the most prominent figures of the Swedish stage in the 20th century and the first Swedish film director of international significance since the silent film era, Sjöberg directed Bergman's first screenplay, Torment (1944).
'For the theatre he was what Lundkvist was for literature and Palme for politics - the bearer of the dream of the Swede as a world citizen.'
Guldbagge Award (Best Director) for The Island (1966)
Chaplin Award for The Judge (1960)
The Cannes International Film Festival's Grand prix, for Miss Julie, shared with Miracle in Milan (1951)
The Swedish Film Academy's honorary diploma (1951)
Uruguayan Film Critics Association honorable mentionin for Miss Julie (1951)
Bodil Award (Best european Fillm) for Only a Mother (1949)
Nominated Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion for Torment (1947).
The Swedish Film Academy's plaque (1946)