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All honorary Oscar recipients have achieved the ultimate recognition in Hollywood. From the first ceremony in 1929, the Academy has handed out honorary Oscars to cinematic luminaries and companies whose achievements were too great to ignore.

Among the first honorary Oscar winners were two of the most famous figures in film history, Charlie Chaplin and Walt Disney, who won honorary Oscars for creating Mickey Mouse and producing Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In addition to people, companies like Warner Bros. Entertainment and Technicolor can also be included on the list of those to receive an Academy honorary award.

Perhaps the most prestigious award is the Oscar lifetime achievement award, celebrating the entire body of work prodcued by an individual. Among the winners of the lifetime achievement Oscar are Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Gary Cooper.

So spend some time checking out every honorary Academy Award winner and remembering their tremendous achievements.

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Lina Wertmüller is listed (or ranked) 192 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2019: "When you meet her, you understand immediately you are in the presence of incredible talent."

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Wes Studi is listed (or ranked) 191 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2019: "For all Wes's practical skill with words it's still how he uses them that makes him such a brilliant actor."

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David Lynch is listed (or ranked) 190 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2019: "You have to let his quiet guide you. Simply put, you can tell what he likes and doesn't like just by looking at him."

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#456 of 770 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasuresfeaturing 17 Eccentric Facts About David Lynch, Hollywood's Most Willful Weirdolisted on Republicans in Hollywood: Republican Celebrities List

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Cicely Tyson is listed (or ranked) 189 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2018: "whose unforgettable performances and personal integrity have inspired generations of filmmakers, actors and audiences"

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#166 of 380 The Best American Actresses Working Today #163 of 942 The Best Actresses in Film History #157 of 232 The Greatest American Actresses Of All Time

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Lalo Schifrin is listed (or ranked) 188 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...
Lalo Schifrin

2018: "in recognition of his unique musical style, compositional integrity and influential contributions to the art of film scoring"

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Marvin Levy is listed (or ranked) 187 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...
Marvin Levy

2018: "for an exemplary career in publicity that has brought films to the minds, hearts and souls of audiences all over the world"

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Agnès Varda is listed (or ranked) 186 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2017: "her compassion and curiosity inform a uniquely personal cinema"

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Donald Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 185 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2017: "for a lifetime of indelible characters, rendered with unwavering truthfulness"

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#155 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #108 of 1,149 The Best Actors in Film Historyfeaturing The Best Donald Sutherland Movies

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Owen Roizman is listed (or ranked) 184 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2017: "his expansive visual style and technical innovation have advanced the art of cinematography"

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Charles Burnett is listed (or ranked) 183 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2017: "a resolutely independent and influential film pioneer who has chronicled the lives of black Americans with eloquence and insight"

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Frederick Wiseman is listed (or ranked) 182 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2016: "Wiseman has made one film almost every year since 1967, illuminating lives in the context of social, cultural and government institutions"

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Anne V. Coates is listed (or ranked) 181 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2016: "in her more than 60 years as a film editor, she has worked side by side with many leading directors on an impressive range of films"

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Lynn Stalmaster is listed (or ranked) 180 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2016: "over five decades, he applied his talents to more than 200 feature films... and has been instrumental in the careers of celebrated actors"

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Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 179 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2016: "Chan starred in – and sometimes wrote, directed and produced – more than 30 martial arts features in his native Hong Kong, charming audiences with his dazzling athleticism, inventive stunt work and boundless charisma."

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#229 of 1,149 The Best Actors in Film History #6 of 150 The All-Time Greatest Action Starsfeaturing The Best Jackie Chan Movies of All Time

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Gena Rowlands is listed (or ranked) 178 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2015: "an original talent whose devotion to her craft has earned her worldwide recognition as an independent film icon"

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Spike Lee is listed (or ranked) 177 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2015: "a champion of independent film and an inspiration to young filmmakers"

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#45 of 223 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked #419 of 525 Famous Men You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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Maureen O'Hara is listed (or ranked) 176 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2014: "One of Hollywood's brightest stars, whose inspiring performances glowed with passion, warmth and strength."

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#507 of 926 People We Wish Were Still Alive #17 of 167 The Greatest Western Movie Starslisted on Republicans in Hollywood: Republican Celebrities List

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Hayao Miyazaki is listed (or ranked) 175 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2014: "has deeply influenced animation forever, inspiring generations of artists to work in our medium and illuminate its limitless potential..."

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#44 of 223 The Greatest Living Directors, Rankedfeaturing Which Hayao Miyazaki Character Would You Be, According To Your Zodiac Sign?listed on List of Famous Animation Directors

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Jean-Claude Carriè... is listed (or ranked) 174 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2014: "To Jean-Claude Carrière, whose elegantly crafted screenplays elevate the art of screenwriting to the level of literature."

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Piero Tosi is listed (or ranked) 173 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2013: "a visionary whose incomparable costume designs shaped timeless, living art in motion pictures."

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Steve Martin is listed (or ranked) 172 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2013: "in recognition of his extraordinary talents and the unique inspiration he has brought to the art of motion pictures."

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Angela Lansbury is listed (or ranked) 171 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2013: "an entertainment icon who has created some of cinema's most memorable characters, inspiring generations of actors."

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#146 of 351 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time #47 of 770 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures

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George Stevens Jr. is listed (or ranked) 170 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2012: "A tireless champion of the arts in America and especially that most American of arts: the Hollywood film"

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Hal Needham is listed (or ranked) 169 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2012: "A pioneer in improving stunt technology and safety procedures..."

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D. A. Pennebaker is listed (or ranked) 168 on the list And The (Honorary) Academy Award Goes To ...

2012: "..[H]as inspired generations of filmmakers with his "you are here" style. He is considered one of the founders of the cinéma vérité movement..."