2017 Special Achievement Awards

ANIMATION WRITERS CAUCUS ANIMATION WRITING AWARD

Mike Judge

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PAUL SELVIN AWARD

Susannah Grant

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JEAN RENOIR AWARD

Abbas Kiarostami

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“[Mike Judge’s contributions] have advanced the form of animation storytelling and continue to be a benchmark for creators everywhere.” – WGAW Vice President David A. Goodman
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“Confirmation tells Anita Hill’s harrowing tale with grace, heart, and consummate craft, all the while hewing to the historical record.” – WGAW President Howard A. Rodman
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“[Abbas Kiarostami] expanded cinematic narrative for all of us, even as he raised the rhythms of ordinary life to the level of high art.” – WGAW President Howard A. Rodman
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THE SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

The Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award is given to that member of the Animation Writers Caucus and/or the Guild who, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, has advanced the literature of animation in film and/or television through the years and who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of the animation writer. 

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The Paul Selvin Award is presented to that member whose script best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere and to those whose defense Paul Selvin committed his professional life.

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The Jean Renoir Award is given to “that international writer who has advanced the literature of motion pictures through the years and who has made outstanding contributions to the profession of screenwriter.”

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