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The Longford Lyell Award is a lifetime achievement award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA), a non-profit organisation whose aim is "to identify, award, promote and celebrate Australia's greatest achievements in film and television."[1] The award is presented at the annual AACTA Awards Luncheon, which hand out accolades for technical achievements in feature film, television, documentaries and short films.[2] From 1968 to 2010, the award was presented by the Australian Film Institute (AFI), the Academy's parent organisation, at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards (known as the AFI Awards).[3] When the AFI launched the Academy in 2011, it changed the annual ceremony to the AACTA Awards, with the current award being a continuum of the AFI Raymond Longford Award.[3]

Longford Lyell Award
Awarded forIn recognition of "a person who has shown an unwavering commitment over many years to excellence in the film and television industries and has, through their body of work to date, contributed substantially to the enrichment of Australian screen culture"
CountryAustralia
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
First awarded1968
Websitehttp://www.aacta.org

Originally named after Australian filmmaker Raymond Longford (1878–1959), the award recognises "a person who has shown an unwavering commitment over many years to excellence in the film and television industries and has, through their body of work to date, contributed substantially to the enrichment of Australian screen culture", and is the highest honour the Academy bestows.[4][5] In 2015, the name of the award was changed to Longford Lyell Award in recognition of Longford's creative and life partner, actress and filmmaker Lottie Lyell.[6]

Recipients of this award are film and television directors, directors, producers, actors, cinematographers and film editors. People of Australian origin dominate the list, but European-born Australian citizens have also been recognised. The award was first presented to film director and editor Ian Dunlop (director).[7] The award has also been made posthumously to actor John Meillon in 1989 who died that year.[7]

WinnersEdit

 
Charles Chauvel received the award posthumously in 1977
 
Peter Weir received the award in 1990, for his work in film directing
 
Geoffrey Rush received the award in 2009, for his work as a film actor
 
Cate Blanchett was the 8th woman to receive the award in 2015, for her work as a film actor, and patron of filmmaking in Australia
Year Name Country of origin Notes Ref(s)
1968 Ian Dunlop   United Kingdom Director [7]
1970 Stanley Hawes   United Kingdom Director, producer [7]
1976 Ken G. Hall   Australia Director, [7]
1977 Charles Chauvel   Australia Director, producer, screenwriter [7]
1978 Marie Lorraine   Australia Filmmaker, actress [7][8]
1978 Paulette McDonagh   Australia Filmmaker, director, screenwriter [7][8]
1978 Phyllis McDonagh   Australia Filmmaker, producer, art director, production designer [7][8]
1979 Jerzy Toeplitz   Russian Empire Founding director of AFTRS [7][9]
1980 Tim Burstall   United Kingdom Director [7][10]
1981 Phillip Adams   Australia Journalist, producer [7][11]
1982 Eric Porter   Australia Animator [7][12]
1983 Bill Gooley   Australia Film technician [7]
1984 David Williams   Australia Distributor, exhibitor [7]
1985 Don Crosby   Australia Actor [7][13]
1986 Barry Jones   Australia Federal Minister, first Chairman of AFTRS [7]
1987 Paul Riomfalvy   Hungary First director of NSW Film Corp [7]
1988 Russell Boyd   Australia Cinematographer [7]
1989 John Meillon   Australia Actor [7]
1990 Peter Weir   Australia Director [7]
1991 Fred Schepisi   Australia Director [7][14]
1992 Lee Robinson   Australia Director [7]
1993 Sue Milliken   Australia Producer [7]
1994 Jack Thompson   Australia Actor [7]
1995 George Miller   Australia Director, screenwriter, producer [7]
1997 Jan Chapman   Australia Producer [7]
1998 Charles "Bud" Tingwell   Australia Actor [7][15]
1999 John Politzer   Australia Exhibitor, distributor [7]
2000 Anthony Buckley   Australia Producer [7][16]
2001 David Stratton   United Kingdom Film critic [7]
2002 Patricia Edgar   Australia Television producer [7][17]
2003 Ted Robinson   Australia Television director, producer, screenwriter and choreographer [7]
2004 Patricia Lovell   Australia Producer [7][18]
2005 Ray Barrett   Australia Actor [7][19]
2006 Ian Jones   Australia Television director, producer, screenwriter [7][20]
2007 David Hannay   New Zealand Producer [7][21]
2008 Dione Gilmour   Australia Natural history filmmaker [7][22]
2009 Geoffrey Rush   Australia Actor [7][23]
2010 Reg Grundy   Australia Broadcaster, entrepreneur, producer [7][24]
2012 Don McAlpine   Australia Cinematographer [25]
2013 Al Clark   United Kingdom Film producer [26]
2014 Jacki Weaver   Australia Actress [27]
2015 Andrew Knight   Australia Television writer, producer [28]
2015 Cate Blanchett   Australia Actress [6]
2016 Paul Hogan   Australia Actor and television presenter [29]
2017 Phillip Noyce   Australia Director (film and television) [30]
2018 Bryan Brown   Australia Actor

ReferencesEdit

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