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The BAFTA Fellowship, or the Academy Fellowship, is a lifetime achievement award presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in recognition of "outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image".[1] The award is the highest honour the Academy can bestow, and has been awarded annually since 1971.[2][3] Fellowship recipients have mainly been film directors, but some have been awarded to actors, film and television producers, cinematographers, film editors, screenwriters and (since 2007) to contributors to the video game industry. People from the United Kingdom dominate the list, but it includes over a dozen U.S. citizens and several from other countries in Europe, though none of the latter have been recognized since 1996. In 2010, Shigeru Miyamoto became the first citizen of an Asian country to receive the award.

BAFTA Fellowship
Awarded forIn recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image
CountryUnited Kingdom
Presented byBritish Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
First awarded1971
WebsiteWebsite

The inaugural recipient of the award was the filmmaker and producer Alfred Hitchcock. The award has been made posthumously to the comedy pair Morecambe and Wise, in 1999, and to Stanley Kubrick, who died that year and was made a fellow in 2000.[4][5]

Fellowship awardsEdit

Year Country of citizenship Fellow Contribution Notes Ref(s)
1971   United Kingdom   Alfred Hitchcock Film Filmmaker and producer [6]
1972   United Kingdom
Freddie Young Film Cinematographer [7]
1973   United Kingdom
Grace Wyndham Goldie Television Producer [7]
1974   United Kingdom
David Lean Film Filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and editor [8]
1975   France   Jacques Cousteau Film Naval officer, explorer, ecologist and filmmaker [7]
1976   United Kingdom   Charlie Chaplin Film Filmmaker, actor, writer, director, producer, composer and editor [6]
  United Kingdom   Laurence Olivier Film Actor, director and producer [6]
1977   United Kingdom
Denis Forman Television Director and then Chair of the British Film Institute and Granada Television [7]
1978   United States   Fred Zinnemann Film Film director [7]
1979   United Kingdom
Lew Grade Television Media proprietor [9]
  United Kingdom   Huw Wheldon Television Broadcaster and executive [7]
1980   United Kingdom   David Attenborough Television Broadcaster and naturalist [10]
  United States   John Huston Film Actor, filmmaker and screenwriter [7]
1981   France   Abel Gance Film Film director and producer [7]
  United Kingdom
Michael Powell Film Film director and member of Powell and Pressburger [11]
  United Kingdom
Emeric Pressburger Film Screenwriter, film director, producer and member of Powell and Pressburger [11]
1982   Poland   Andrzej Wajda Film Film director [7]
1983   United Kingdom   Richard Attenborough Film Actor, film director and producer [12]
1984   United Kingdom
Hugh Greene Television Journalist and television executive [7]
  Austria
Sam Spiegel Film Film producer [7]
1985   United Kingdom
Jeremy Isaacs Television Television producer and executive [7]
1986   United States   Steven Spielberg Film Director, screenwriter and film producer [6]
1987   Italy   Federico Fellini Film Director [8]
1988   Sweden   Ingmar Bergman Film Director, writer and producer [8]
1989   United Kingdom   Alec Guinness Film Actor [7]
1990   United Kingdom
Paul Fox Television Television executive [7]
1991   France
Louis Malle Film Director [7]
1992   United Kingdom   John Gielgud Film Actor [13]
  United Kingdom
David Plowright Television Executive and producer [14]
1993   United Kingdom
Sydney Samuelson Film First British Film Commissioner [15]
  United States
Colin Young Film First director of the National Film and Television School [7][16]
1994   United Kingdom   Michael Grade Television Broadcast executive [7]
1995   United States   Billy Wilder Film Journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer [8]
1996   France   Jeanne Moreau Film Actress, screenwriter, director. [17]
  United Kingdom   Ronald Neame Film Cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director [7]
  United Kingdom
John Schlesinger Film Film and stage director [7]
  United Kingdom   Maggie Smith Television Film, stage and television actress [7]
1997   United States   Woody Allen Film Director, screenwriter, actor and playwright [8]
  United States   Steven Bochco Television Producer and writer [7]
  United Kingdom   Julie Christie Film Actress [7]
  United States
Oswald Morris Film Cinematographer [7]
  United Kingdom
Harold Pinter Film Playwright, screenwriter, actor and director [18]
  United States   David Rose Television Songwriter, composer and arranger [7]
1998   United Kingdom   Sean Connery Film Actor [19]
  United Kingdom
Bill Cotton Television Producer and executive [20]
1999   United Kingdom
Eric Morecambe Television Television and stage actor, and member of Morecambe and Wise [21]
  United Kingdom
Ernie Wise Television Television and stage actor, and member of Morecambe and Wise [21]
  United Kingdom   Elizabeth Taylor Film Actress [6]
2000   United Kingdom   Michael Caine Film Actor [4]
  United States   Stanley Kubrick Film Filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and photographer [4]
  United Kingdom   Peter Bazalgette Television Media expert [22]
2001   United Kingdom   Albert Finney Film Actor [23]
  United Kingdom
John Thaw Television Actor [24]
  United Kingdom   Judi Dench Film Actress [25]
2002   United States   Warren Beatty Film Actor, producer, screenwriter and director [26]
Merchant Ivory Productions Film Company founded by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant. First company to win the award. [27]
  United Kingdom
Andrew Davies Television Author and screenwriter [6]
  United Kingdom
John Mills Film Actor [28]
2003   United States
Saul Zaentz Film Producer [29]
  United Kingdom
David Jason Television Actor [30]
2004   United Kingdom   John Boorman Film Filmmaker [31]
  United States
Roger Graef Film Criminologist and filmmaker [32]
2005   United Kingdom   John Barry Film Composer [33]
  United Kingdom   David Frost Television Writer, journalist and presenter [6]
2006   United Kingdom   David Puttnam Film Producer [34]
  United Kingdom   Ken Loach Television Film and television director [35]
2007   United Kingdom
Anne V. Coates Film Film editor [36]
  United Kingdom   Richard Curtis Film Screenwriter, music producer, actor and film director [6]
  United States   Will Wright Games Designer and co-founder of the game development company Maxis [37]
2008   United Kingdom   Anthony Hopkins Film Film, stage and television actor [6]
  United Kingdom   Bruce Forsyth Television Entertainer [38]
2009   United Kingdom   Dawn French Television Actress, writer, comedian, member of French & Saunders [6]
  United Kingdom   Jennifer Saunders Television Actress, screenwriter, comedian, member of French & Saunders [6]
  United Kingdom   Terry Gilliam Film Writer, filmmaker, animator and member of Monty Python [39]
  United States   Nolan Bushnell Games Engineer, founder of Atari Inc. [40]
2010   United Kingdom   Vanessa Redgrave Film Actress [41]
  Japan   Shigeru Miyamoto Games Game designer at Nintendo, most notable for the Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda series [42]
  United Kingdom   Melvyn Bragg Television Author and broadcaster [43]
2011   United Kingdom   Christopher Lee Film Actor and musician [1][44]
  United Kingdom   Peter Molyneux Games Designer [45]
  United Kingdom
Trevor McDonald Television Newsreader and presenter [46]
2012   United States   Martin Scorsese Film Film director and producer [47]
  Australia   Rolf Harris Television Artist, musician and television presenter

(Harris's Fellowship was annulled on 30 June 2014 following his criminal conviction)

[48]
2013   United Kingdom   Alan Parker Film Director and screenwriter [49]
  United States   Gabe Newell Games Developer and CEO of Valve Corporation [50]
  United Kingdom   Michael Palin Television Comedian, actor, writer, presenter and member of Monty Python [51]
2014   United Kingdom   Helen Mirren Film Actress [52]
  United Kingdom
  United States
  Rockstar Games Games Developer and publisher, most notable for the Grand Theft Auto series
(accepted by Dan Houser, Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut)
[53]
  United Kingdom   Julie Walters Television Actress [54]
2015   United Kingdom   Mike Leigh Film Writer and director [55]
  United Kingdom   David Braben Games Programmer and designer, CEO of Frontier Developments [56]
  United Kingdom   Jon Snow Television Journalist and presenter [57]
2016   United States
  Bahamas
  Sidney Poitier Film Actor and director [58]
  United States   John Carmack Games Programmer, virtual reality engineer, co-founder of id Software [59]
  United Kingdom
Ray Galton Television Comedy writer [60]
  United Kingdom
Alan Simpson [60]
2017   United States   Mel Brooks Film Actor, comedian and filmmaker [61]
  United Kingdom   Joanna Lumley Television Actress [62]
2018   United Kingdom   Ridley Scott Film Director and producer [63]
  United States   Tim Schafer Games Game designer, founder of Double Fine Productions [64]
  United Kingdom   Kate Adie Television Journalist [65]
2019   United States   Thelma Schoonmaker Film Film editor [66]
  United Kingdom   Joan Bakewell Television Journalist and broadcaster [67]

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