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Award Recipients

2014 Award Recipients

Distinguished Screenwriter Award: Jim Sheridan

Following a distinguished career in the theatre between the 1960s and the 1980s, Jim Sheridan wrote and directed his first critically acclaimed feature My Left Foot in 1989.

He followed this in 1990 with The Field which he also wrote and directed.  In the same year he wrote the screenplay Into The West which was directed in 1992 by Mike Newell.  In 1993 he wrote, produced and

directed In The Name of the Father and in 1995 he wrote and produced Some Mother’s Son, which was directed by Terry George.  In 1997 he wrote, produced and directed The Boxer and in 1999 he produced Agnes Browne, directed by and starring Anjelica Huston.  He was also executive producer of Borstal Boy, On The Edge and Bloody Sunday.   In America, which he produced, directed and wrote was released in 2003.  In 2005 he directed and produced Get Rich or Die Tryin’.   Brothers was released in 2009 and Dream House in 2011.

Jim Sheridan’s films have achieved popular and critical acclaim throughout the world.  His films have garnered sixteen Academy Award nominations and have won two Academy Awards as well as numerous prestigious international awards.  Jim Sheridan lives in Dublin and is married with three children.

Outstanding Television Writer Award – coming soon!

Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award – coming soon!

Past Award Recipients

Distinguished Screenwriter Award

  • 2013 Callie Khouri
  • 2012 Eric Roth
  • 2011 Caroline Thompson
  • 2010 David Peoples
  • 2009 Steve Zaillian
  • 2007 John Milius
  • 2006 Shane Black
  • 2005 Harold Ramis
  • 2004 Barry Levinson
  • 2003 Frank Pierson
  • 2002 Richard LaGravenese
  • 2001 Lawrence Kasdan
  • 2000 Paul Mazursky
  • 1999 James L. Brooks
  • 1998 Paul Schrader
  • 1997 Buck Henry
  • 1996 Bill Wittliff
  • 1995 Horton Foote

Outstanding Television Writer Award

  • 2013 Vince Gilligan
  • 2012 Chris Carter
  • 2011 Hart Hanson
  • 2010 David Simon
  • 2009 Mitch Hurwitz
  • 2008 Greg Daniels
  • 2007 Glenn Gordon Caron
  • 2006 David Milch
  • 2005 Mike Judge
  • 2004 Garry Shandling
  • 2003 Tom Fontana
  • 2002 Darren Star
  • 2001 Gary David Goldberg
  • 2000 David Chase

Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award

  • 2013 Jonathan Demme
  • 2012 Frank Darabont
  • 2011 John Lasseter
  • 2010 Robert Rodriguez
  • 2009 Ron Howard
  • 2008 Danny Boyle
  • 2007 Oliver Stone
  • 2006 Sydney Pollack

Extraordinary Contribution to Film Award (Acting)

  • 2013 Susan Sarandon
  • 2011 Johnny Depp

Heart of Film Award

  • 2013 Barry Josephson