2021 Special Achievement Awards
PAUL SELVIN AWARD
Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas (Judas and the Black Messiah)
“For a lot of Black men, Fred Hampton is a real hero because of just how undaunted, unafraid and unstoppable he was, yet people tend to remember the tragic way he died, not the heroic way he lived.” – Shaka King.Read More Watch Speech
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.
The Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award
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.
Jean Renoir Award
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.”