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

2012 Walt Peregoy, Borge Ring, Ronald Searle

2013 Oscar Grillo, Terry Gilliam, Mark Henn

2014 Katsuhiro Otomo, Steven Spielberg & Phil Tippett

2015 Didier Brunner, Don Lusk and Lee Mendelson