Longford Lyell Award

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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 … contributed substantially to the enrichment of Australian screen culture"
CountryAustralia
Presented byAustralian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA)
Formerly calledAFI Raymond Longford Award
First awarded1968; 54 years ago (1968)
Currently held byCatherine Martin (2022)
Websitewww.aacta.org/aacta-awards/longford-lyell-award/

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, 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]

Originally named after Australian prolific producer, director, writer and actor 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]

Winners[edit]

Year Image Name Country of origin Notes Ref(s)
AFI Raymond Longford Award
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 Charles Chauvel  Australia Director, producer, screenwriter [7]
1978 Marie Lorraine Marie Lorraine  Australia Filmmaker, actress [7][8]
1978 Paulette McDonagh in 1928 Paulette McDonagh  Australia Filmmaker, director, screenwriter [7][8]
1978 Phyllis McDonagh in 1928 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 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 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 in 2011 Peter Weir  Australia Director [7]
1991 Fred Schepisi in 2011 Fred Schepisi  Australia Director [7][14]
1992
Lee Robinson  Australia Director [7]
1993
Sue Milliken  Australia Producer [7]
1994 Jack Thompson in 2014 Jack Thompson  Australia Actor [7]
1995 George Miller in 2017 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 in 2012 David Stratton  United Kingdom Film critic [7]
2002
Patricia Edgar  Australia Television producer [7][17]
2003 Ted Robinson in 2013 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 in 2011 Geoffrey Rush  Australia Actor [7][23]
2010 Reg Grundy  Australia Broadcaster, entrepreneur, producer [7][24]
Raymond Longford Award
2012
Don McAlpine  Australia Cinematographer [25]
2013
Al Clark  United Kingdom Film producer [26]
2014 Jacki Weaver in 2012 Jacki Weaver  Australia Actress [27]
Longford Lyell Award
2015
Andrew Knight  Australia Television writer, producer [28]
2015 Cate Blanchett in 2011 Cate Blanchett  Australia Actress [6]
2016 Paul Hogan in 1980 Paul Hogan  Australia Actor and television presenter [29]
2017 Phillip Noyce in 2010 Phillip Noyce  Australia Director (film and television) [30]
2018 Bryan Brown in 2009 Bryan Brown  Australia Actor [31]
2019 Sam Neill in 2010 Sam Neill  New Zealand Actor [32]
2021 David Gulpilil in 2006 David Gulpilil  Australia Actor [33]
2022 Catherine Martin in May 2013 Catherine Martin  Australia Costume, production and set designer [34]

References[edit]

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