Governors Awards Honorees List

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
 

Year Winner
1950 (23rd) Darryl F. Zanuck
1951 (24th)  Arthur Freed
1952 (25th) Cecil B. DeMille
1953 (26th) George Stevens
1956 (29th) Buddy Adler
1958 (31st) Jack L. Warner
1961 (34th) Stanley Kramer
1963 (36th) Sam Spiegel
1965 (38th) William Wyler
1966 (39th) Robert Wise
1967 (40th) Alfred Hitchcock
1970 (43rd) Ingmar Bergman
1973 (46th) Lawrence Weingarten
1975 (48th) Mervyn LeRoy
1976 (49th) Pandro S. Berman
1977 (50th) Walter Mirisch
1979 (52nd) Ray Stark
1981 (54th) Albert R. Broccoli
1986 (59th) Steven Spielberg
1987 (60th) Billy Wilder
1990 (63rd) David Brown, Richard D. Zanuck
1991 (64th) George Lucas
1994 (67th) Clint Eastwood
1996 (69th) Saul Zaentz
1998 (71st) Norman Jewison
1999 (72nd) Warren Beatty
2000 (73rd) Dino De Laurentiis
2009 (82nd) John Calley
2010 (83rd) Francis Ford Coppola

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
 

Year Winner
1956 (29th)  Y. Frank Freeman
1957 (30th) Samuel Goldwyn 
1959 (32nd) Bob Hope
1960 (33rd) Sol Lesser
1961 (34th) George Seaton
1962 (35th) Steve Broidy
1965 (38th) Edmond L. DePatie
1966 (39th) George Bagnall
1967 (40th)  Gregory Peck
1968 (41st)  Martha Raye
1969 (42nd) George Jessel
1970 (43rd) Frank Sinatra
1972 (45th) Rosalind Russell
1973 (46th) Lew Wasserman
1974 (47th) Arthur B. Krim
1975 (48th)  Dr. Jules C. Stein
1977 (50th) Charlton Heston
1978 (51st) Leo Jaffe
1979 (52nd) Robert Benjamin 
1981 (54th) Danny Kaye
1982 (55th) Walter Mirisch
1983 (56th) M. J. Frankovich
1984 (57th) David L. Wolper
1985 (58th)  Charles "Buddy" Rogers
1989 (62nd) Howard W. Koch
1992 (65th) Audrey Hepburn
1992 (65th) Elizabeth Taylor
1993 (66th) Paul Newman
1994 (67th) Quincy Jones
2001 (74th) Arthur Hiller
2004 (77th) Roger Mayer
2006 (79th) Sherry Lansing
2008 (81st) Jerry Lewis
2011 (84th) Oprah Winfrey
2012 (85th) Jeffrey Katzenberg
2013 (86th) Angelina Jolie
2014 (87th) Harry Belafonte
2015 (88th)  Debbie Reynolds

Honorary Award
 

Year Winner
1950 (23rd) George Murphy
1950 (23rd) George Murphy
1951 (24th) Gene Kelly
1952 (25th) George Alfred Mitchell
1952 (25th) Joseph M. Schenck
1952 (25th) Merian C. Cooper
1952 (25th) Harold Lloyd
1952 (25th) Bob Hope
1953 (26th) Pete Smith
1953 (26th) 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation
1953 (26th) Joseph I. Breen
1953 (26th) Bell and Howell Company
1954 (27th) Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
1954 (27th) Kemp R. Niver
1954 (27th) Greta Garbo
1954 (27th) Danny Kaye
1954 (27th) Jon Whiteley and Vincent Winter 
1956 (29th) Eddie Cantor
1957 (30th) Charles Brackett
1957 (30th) B.B. Kahane
1957 (30th) Gilbert M. ("Broncho Billy") Anderson
1957 (30th) The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
1958 (31st) Maurice Chevalier
1959 (32nd) Lee De Forest
1959 (32nd) Buster Keaton
1960 (33rd)  Gary Cooper
1960 (33rd)  Stan Laurel
1960 (33rd)  Hayley Mills
1961 (34th) Fred L. Metzler
1961 (34th) Jerome Robbins
1961 (34th) William L. Hendricks
1964 (37th) William Tuttle
1965 (38th) Bob Hope
1966 (39th) Yakima Canutt
1966 (39th) Y. Frank Freeman
1967 (40th) Arthur Freed
1968 (41st) Onna White
1968 (41st) John Chambers
1969 (42nd) Cary Grant
1970 (43rd) Lillian Gish
1970 (43rd) Orson Welles
1971 (44th) Charles Chaplin
1972 (45th) Charles S. Boren
1972 (45th) Edward G. Robinson
1973 (46th) Henri Langlois
1973 (46th) Groucho Marx
1974 (47th) Howard Hawks
1974 (47th) Jean Renoir
1975 (48th) Mary Pickford
1977 (50th) Margaret Booth
1978 (51st) Walter Lantz
1978 (51st) The Museum of Modern Art Department of Film
1978 (51st) Laurence Olivier
1978 (51st) King Vidor
1979 (52nd) Alec Guinness
1979 (52nd) Hal Elias
1980 (53rd) Henry Fonda
1981 (54th) Barbara Stanwyck
1982 (55th) Mickey Rooney
1983 (56th) Hal Roach
1984 (57th) James Stewart
1984 (57th) National Endowment for the Arts
1985 (58th) Paul Newman
1985 (58th) Alex North
1986 (59th) Ralph Bellamy
1988 (61st) National Film Board of Canada
1988 (61st) Eastman Kodak Company
1989 (62nd) Akira Kurosawa
1990 (63rd) Sophia Loren
1990 (63rd) Myrna Loy 
1991 (64th) Satyajit Ray
1992 (65th)  Federico Fellini
1993 (66th) Deborah Kerr
1994 (67th) Michelangelo Antonioni
1995 (68th) Chuck Jones
1995 (68th) Kirk Douglas
1996 (69th) Michael Kidd
1997 (70th) Stanley Donen
1998 (71st) Elia Kazan
1999 (72nd) Andrzej Wajda
2000 (73rd)  Jack Cardiff
2000 (73rd)  Ernest Lehman
2001 (74th) Sidney Poitier
2001 (74th) Robert Redford
2002 (75th) Peter O'Toole
2003 (76th) Blake Edwards
2004 (77th) Sidney Lumet
2005 (78th) Robert Altman
2006 (79th) Ennio Morricone
2007 (80th) Robert Boyle
2009 (82nd) Roger Corman
2009 (82nd) Gordon Willis
2009 (82nd) Lauren Bacall
2010 (83rd) Kevin Brownlow
2010 (83rd) Jean-Luc Godard
2010 (83rd) Eli Wallach
2011 (84th) James Earl Jones
2011 (84th) Dick Smith
2012 (85th) Hal Needham
2012 (85th) D. A. Pennebaker
2012 (85th) George Stevens, Jr.
2013 (86th) Angela Lansbury
2013 (86th) Steve Martin
2013 (86th) Piero Tosi
2014 (87th) Jean-Claude Carrière
2014 (87th) Hayao Miyazaki
2014 (87th) Maureen O'Hara
2015 (88th) Spike Lee
2015 (88th) Gena Rowlands