Academy Honorary Award Recipients

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YearRecipientReason for winning
1927'for producing The Jazz Singer [1927], the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which has revolutionized the industry.'
1928'for acting, writing, directing and producing The Circus [1928].'
1931/1932 'for the creation of Mickey Mouse.'
1934'in grateful recognition of her outstanding contribution to screen entertainment during the year 1934.'
1935'for his distinguished creative achievements as director and producer and his invaluable initiative and lasting contributions to the progress of the motion picture arts.'
1937'for his outstanding comedy creation, 'Charlie McCarthy'.'
1937'for his lasting contribution to the comedy technique of the screen, the basic principles of which are as important today as when they were first put into practice'
1938'for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs [1937], recognized as a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon.'
1938'for their significant contribution in bringing to the screen the spirit and personification of youth, and as juvenile players setting a high standard of ability and achievement.'
1939'recognizing the unique and outstanding contribution of __________, first President of the Academy, to the international development of the motion picture.'
1939'for her outstanding performance as a screen juvenile during the past year.'
1939'for its contributions in successfully bringing three-color feature production to the screen.'
1940'for his outstanding service to the industry and the Army during the past nine years, which has made possible the present efficient mobilization of the motion picture industry facilities for the production of Army Training Films.'
1943'for the development of novel methods and techniques in the production of short subjects known as Puppetoons.'
1944'outstanding child actress of 1944.'
1945'outstanding child actress of 1945.'
1946'for bringing hope and courage to his fellow veterans through his appearance in The Best Years of Our Lives'
1946'for his outstanding achievement as actor, producer and director in bringing Henry V to the screen.;
1946'outstanding child actor of 1946.'
1947'for his able and heart-warming characterization of Uncle Remus, friend and story teller to the children of the world in Walt Disney's Song of the South.'
1947'members of 'the small group of pioneers whose belief in a new medium, and whose contributions to its development, blazed the trail along which the motion picture has progressed, in their lifetime, from obscurity to world-wide acclaim.'
1948'master showman, who raised the standard of exhibition of motion pictures.'
1948'a man who has been called the father of the feature film in America, for his services to the industry over a period of forty years.'
1948'for distinguished service to the industry in adding to its moral stature in the world community by his production of the picture Joan of Arc.'
1948'in recognition of his service to the Academy during four terms as president.'
1949'for his unique artistry and his contributions to the technique of musical pictures.'
1949'distinguished motion picture pioneer for 37 years of brilliant showmanship.'
1950'for distinguished service to the motion picture industry.'
1950'for his services in interpreting the film industry to the country at large.'
1951'in appreciation of his versatility as an actor, singer, director and dancer, and specifically for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film.'
1952'for his many innovations and contributions to the art of motion pictures.'
1952'for his contribution to the laughter of the world, his service to the motion picture industry, and his devotion to the American premise.'
1952'master comedian and good citizen.'
1952'for the design and development of the camera which bears his name and for his continued and dominant presence in the field of cinematography.'
1952'for long and distinguished service to the motion picture industry.'
1953'in recognition of their imagination, showmanship and foresight in introducing the revolutionary process known as CinemaScope.'
1953'for their pioneering and basic achievements in the advancement of the motion picture industry.'
1953'for his conscientious, open-minded and dignified management of the Motion Picture Production Code.'
1953'for his witty and pungent observations on the American scene in his series of '____ _____ Specialties'
1954'for their contributions to the advancement of the motion picture industry.'
YearRecipientReason for winning
1954'for his unique talents, his service to the Academy, the motion picture industry, and the American people.'
1954'for the development of the Renovare Process which has made possible the restoration of the Library of Congress Paper Film Collection.'
1954'for her unforgettable screen performances.'
1954'for his outstanding juvenile performance in The Little Kidnappers'
1954'for his outstanding juvenile performance in The Little Kidnappers'
1956'for distinguished service to the film industry.'
1957'for their contributions to the advancement of the motion picture industry.'
1957'motion picture pioneer, for his contributions to the development of motion pictures as entertainment.'
1957'for outstanding service to the Academy.'
1957'for distinguished service to the motion picture industry.'
1958'for his contributions to the world of entertainment for more than half a century.'
1959'for his unique talents which brought immortal comedies to the screen.
1959'for his pioneering inventions which brought sound to the motion picture.'
1960'for his many memorable screen performances and the international recognition he, as an individual, has gained for the motion picture industry.'
1960'for his creative pioneering in the field of cinema comedy.'
1961'for his dedication and outstanding service to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.'
1961'for his brilliant achievements in the art of choreography on film.'
1961'for his outstanding patriotic service in the conception, writing and production of the Marine Corps film, A Force in Readiness, which has brought honor to the Academy and the motion picture industry.'
1964'for his outstanding make-up achievement for 7 Faces of Dr. Lao.'
1966'for achievements as a stunt man and for developing safety devices to protect stunt men everywhere.'
1966'for unusual and outstanding service to the Academy during his thirty years in Hollywood.'
1967'for distinguished service to the Academy and the production of six top-rated Awards telecasts.'
1968'for his outstanding makeup achievement for Planet of the Apes.'
1968'for her outstanding choreography achievement for Oliver!'
1969'for his unique mastery of the art of screen acting with the respect and affection of his colleagues.'
1970'for superlative artistry and for distinguished contribution to the progress of motion pictures.'
1970'for superlative artistry and versatility in the creation of motion pictures.'
1971'for the incalculable effect he has had in making motion pictures the art form of this century.'
1972'Leader for 38 years of the industry's enlightened labor relations and architect of its policy of non-discrimination. With the respect and affection of all who work in films.'
1972'who achieved greatness as a player, a patron of the arts and a dedicated citizen...in sum, a Renaissance man. From his friends in the industry he loves.'
1973'in recognition of his brilliant creativity and for the unequalled achievements of the Marx Brothers in the art of motion picture comedy.'
1973'for his devotion to the art of film, his massive contributions in preserving its past and his unswerving faith in its future.'
1974'A master American filmmaker whose creative efforts hold a distinguished place in world cinema.'
1974'a genius who, with grace, responsibility and enviable devotion through silent film, sound film, feature, documentary and television, has won the world's admiration.'
1975'in recognition of her unique contributions to the film industry and the development of film as an artistic medium.'
1977'for exceptional sound effects in Star Wars.'
1977'for her exceptional contribution to the art of film editing in the motion picture industry.'
1978'for the full body of his work, for the unique achievements of his entire career and his lifetime of contribution to the art of film.'
1978'for the contribution it has made to the public's perception of movies as an art form.'
1978'for his incomparable achievements as a cinematic creator and innovator.'
YearRecipientReason for winning
1978'for bringing joy and laughter to every part of the world through his unique animated motion pictures.'
1979'for advancing the art of screen acting through a host of memorable and distinguished performances.'
1979'for his dedication and distinguished service to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.'
1980'the consummate actor, in recognition of his brilliant accomplishments and enduring contribution to the art of motion pictures.'
1981'for superlative creativity and unique contribution to the art of screen acting.'
1982'in recognition of his 60 years of versatility in a variety of memorable film performances.'
1983'in recognition of his unparalleled record of distinguished contributions to the motion picture art form.'
1984'for his fifty years of memorable performances. For his high ideals both on and off the screen. With the respect and affection of his colleagues.'
1984'in recognition of its 20th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to fostering artistic and creative activity and excellence in every area of the arts.'
1985'in recognition of his brilliant artistry in the creation of memorable music for a host of distinguished motion pictures.
1985'in recognition of his many and memorable compelling screen performances and for his personal integrity and dedication to his craft.'
1986'for his unique artistry and his distinguished service to the profession of acting.'
1988'in recognition of the company's fundamental contributions to the art of motion pictures during the first century of film history.'
1988'in recognition of its 50th anniversary and its dedicated commitment to originate artistic, creative and technological activity and excellence in every area of film making.'
1989'for cinematic accomplishments that have inspired, delighted, enriched and entertained worldwide audiences and influenced filmmakers throughout the world.'
1990'one of the genuine treasures of world cinema who, in a career rich with memorable performances, has added permanent luster to our art form.'
1990'in recognition of her extraordinary qualities both on screen and off, with appreciation for a lifetime's worth of indelible performances.'
1991'in recognition of his rare mastery of the art of motion pictures, and of his profound humanitarian outlook, which has had an indelible influence on filmmakers and audiences throughout the world.'
1992'in recognition of his cinematic accomplishments that have thrilled and entertained worldwide audiences.'
1993'in appreciation for a full career's worth of elegant and beautifully crafted performances.'
1994'in recognition of his place as one of the cinema's master visual stylists.'
1995'for the creation of classic cartoons and cartoon characters whose animated lives have brought joy to our real ones for more than a half century.'
1995'for 50 years as a creative and moral force in the motion picture community.'
1996'in recognition of his services to the art of the dance in the art of the screen.'
1997'in appreciation of a body of work marked by grace, elegance, wit and visual innovation.'
1998'in appreciation of a long, distinguished and unparalleled career during which he has influenced the very nature of filmmaking through his creation of cinematic masterpieces.'
1999'in recognition of five decades of extraordinary film direction.'
2000'a master of light and color.'
2000'in appreciation of a body of varied and enduring work.'
2001'in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human.'
2001'Actor, director, producer, creator of Sundance, inspiration to independent and innovative filmmakers everywhere.'
2002'whose remarkable talents have provided cinema history with some of its most memorable characters.'
2003'in recognition of his writing, directing and producing an extraordinary body of work for the screen.'
2004'in recognition of his brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of the motion picture.'
2005'in recognition of a career that has repeatedly reinvented the art form and inspired filmmakers and audiences alike.'
2006'in recognition of his magnificent and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music.'
2007'in recognition of one of cinema's great careers in art direction.'
2009'in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.'
2009''for his rich engendering of films and filmmakers.'
2009'for unsurpassed mastery of light, shadow, color and motion.'

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