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Honorary Oscar

Academy Honorary Award (previously called the Special Award) was given for the first time in 1948, during the 21st Academy Awards. It is not restricted to a single field of achievement, rather covers various aspects of the industry. The 'Honorary Award' may or may not be an Oscar statuette when it is presented as a part of the Academy Awards ceremony. One of the most popular categories of 'Special Oscar Awards' segment, it might be given to a filmmaker, animator, an organization or to a company, provided they have been associated with the task of filmmaking. 'Honorary Oscar Award' is given at the discretion of the Board of Governors of the Academy, with the aim of celebrating those achievements of film industry that have been left uncovered by existing Academy Awards. This award is not necessarily given every year and might be left out for a year or two, if no suitable candidate is found. Here is a list of 'Honorary Award' winners, belonging to diverse fields of filmmaking.
 
Academy Honorary Award
 
Year
Winner
2008
Robert F. Boyle
2007
Ennio Morricone
2006
Robert Altman
2005
Sidney Lumet
2004
Blake Edwards
2003
Peter O'Toole
2002
Sidney Poitier & Robert Redford
2001
Jack Cardiff & Ernest Lehman 
2000
Andrzej Wajda
1999
Elia Kazan
1998
Stanley Donen
1997
Michael Kidd
1996
Chuck Jones & Kirk Douglas
1995
Michelangelo Antonioni
1994
Deborah Kerr & Federico Fellini
1993
Satyajit Ray
1992
N/A
1991
Sophia Loren & Myrna Loy
 

  
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