Academy Honorary Award

The honorary Oscar (English: Honorary Award, and 1949 Special Award ) is an award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences special price. The winners will be selected on the basis of three criteria:

  • Outstanding life's work
  • Extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the film
  • Outstanding commitment to the Academy

The prize may be awarded to individuals, organizations or companies, in the initial period, he was also awarded to individual films. It can be awarded in the form of an Oscar, but also in any other form which is determined by the Board of Governors of the Academy, this can be an honorary membership, a medal, a certificate, or the like to be. In recent years, the honorary Oscar has always been an Oscar statuette for lifetime achievement.

The honorary Oscar may be granted in one year to several winners; but there are also years in which was no such distinction. The most successful in the history of the Oscars was Bob Hope, who was four times awarded an honorary Oscar.

Since 2009, the honor awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences no longer during the Academy Awards, but a few months ago as Governors Awards in a special ceremony at the Great ẞ s ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center will be awarded.

The following persons, Movies and institutions were each awarded an honorary Oscar: ( The dates refer to the respective Academy Awards ceremony. )

The honorary Oscar for humanitarian endeavors, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.