Juried Awards

June Foray I Winsor McCay I Ub Iwerks I Special Achievement I Certificate of Merit

Named in honor of animator Winsor McCay, best known as a prolific artist and pioneer in the art of comic strips and animation, the Winsor McCay Award stands as one of the highest honors given to an individual in the animation industry in recognition for career contributions to the art of animation.

The following is a list of all past and present Winsor McCay recipients:
1972 Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer
1973 Walter Lantz
1974 Tex Avery, Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones, Art Babbit, Winsor McCay
1975 Walt Disney, John Hubley, Faith Hubley, Norman McLaren
1976 Robert Cannon, Hugh Harman, Rudolph Ising, Mike Maltese, George Pal, Ward Kimball
1977 Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Mel Blanc, Oskar Fischinger, Bill Scott, Milt Kahl
1978 Jay Ward, Ub Iwerks, Dick Huemer, Carl Stalling, Hans Conreid
1979 Clyde Geronomi, Bill Melendez, Mae Questel, Otto Messmer
1980 Ollie Johnston, Frank Thomas, Cal Howard, Paul Julien, La Verne Harding
1981 T. Hee, Bill Peet, Bill Tytla, John Whitney, Ken Harris
1982 Ken Anderson, Bruno Bozzetto, June Foray, Don Graham, Marc Davis
1983 Eric Larson, Fred Moore, Clarence Nash, Wolfgang Reitherman, Leo Salkin, Steven Bosustow, Wilfred Jackson
1984 Daws Butler, David Hand, Jack Kinney, Michael Lah, Robert McKimson, Richard Williams, Hamilton S. Luske.
1985 Robert Abel, Preston Blair, Joe Grant, John Halas, Sterling Holloway, Jim McDonald, Phil Monroe, Ben Washam
1986 Frederic Back, Shamis Culhane, William T, Hurtz, Irven Spence, Emery Hawkins, John Lounsbery
1987 Paul Dressien, Jack Hannah, Bill Littlejohn, Maurice Noble, Ken O'Connor
1988 Ralph Bakshi, Bob Clampett, Tissa David, Kihachiro Kawamoto, Virgil Ross
1989-90 Art Clokey, Hicks Lokey, Don Messick, Osamu Tezuka, Lester Novros
1991 Ray Harryhausen, Herb Klynn, Bob Kurtz, Yuri Norstein, Joe Siracusa, Ruth Kissane
1992 Les Clark, Stan Freberg, David Hilberman
1993 George Dunning, Roy E. Disney, Jack Zander
1994 Ed Benedict, Arthur Davis, Jean Vander Pyl
1995 Jules Engel, Vance Gerry, Dan McLaughlin
1996 Mary Blair, Burny Mattinson, Iwao Takamoto
1997 Willis O'Brien, Myron Waldman, Paul Winchell
1998 Eyvind Earle, Hayao Miyazaki, Ernest Pintoff
1999 Ray Patterson, Marcell Jankovics, Con Pederson
2000 Norman McCabe, Hoyt Curtin, Lucille Bliss
2001 Bill Justice, Pete Alvarado, Bob Givens
2002 Gene Hazelton, Floyd Norman, Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman
2003 Gene Deitch, John Hench, Thurl Ravenscroft
2004 Don Bluth, Virginia Davis, Arnold Stang
2005 Cornelius Cole III, Fred Crippen, Tyrus Wong
2006 Andreas Deja, Genndy Tartakovsky, Bill Plympton
2007 John Canemaker, Glen Keane, John Kricfalusi
2008 Mike Judge, John Lasseter, Nick Park
2009 Tim Burton, Bruce Timm, Jeffrey Katzenberg
2010 Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bruce Timm, Tim Burton
2011 Eric Goldberg, Brad Bird, Matt Groening