Sunday
March 21, 2021

2021 Special Achievement Awards

PAUL SELVIN AWARD

Will Berson
Shaka King. Photo: Saskia Kahn
Kenny Lucas
Keith Lucas
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.

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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.

The Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award

Craig Miller

“In his long, distinguished career, Craig has been a tireless advocate for the writers of animation, working diligently to get writers like himself covered under a WGA contract.” – WGAW President David A. Goodman

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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.”