|Awarded for||In recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image|
|Presented by||British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)|
The BAFTA Fellowship, or the Academy Fellowship, is a lifetime achievement award presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) since 1971 "in recognition of outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image", and is the highest honour the Academy can bestow. Fellowship recipients have been mainly film directors, but some have also 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. Shigeru Miyamoto, in 2010, became the first citizen of an Asian country to receive the award.
The inaugural recipient of the award was film-maker and producer Alfred Hitchcock. The award has been made posthumously to comedy pair Morecambe and Wise in 1999, and to Stanley Kubrick, who died that same year and was made a fellow in 2000. The most recent recipients were comedy writers Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
|Year||Country of citizenship||Fellow||Notes||Ref(s)|
|1971||United Kingdom||Hitchcock, AlfredAlfred Hitchcock||Filmmaker and producer|
|Young, FreddieFreddie Young||Cinematographer|
|Goldie, Grace WyndhamGrace Wyndham Goldie||Television producer|
|Lean, DavidDavid Lean||Filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and editor|
|1975||France||Cousteau, JacquesJacques Cousteau||Naval officer, explorer, ecologist and filmmaker|
|1976||United Kingdom||Chaplin, CharlieCharlie Chaplin||Filmmaker, actor, writer, director, producer, composer and editor|
|1976||United Kingdom||Olivier, LaurenceLaurence Olivier||Actor, director and producer|
|Forman, DenisDenis Forman||Director and then Chair of the British Film Institute and Granada Television|
|Zinnemann, FredFred Zinnemann||Film producer|
|Grade, LewLew Grade||Media proprietor|
|Wheldon, HuwHuw Wheldon||Broadcaster and executive|
|1980||United Kingdom||Attenborough, DavidDavid Attenborough||Broadcaster and naturalist|
|1980||United States||Huston, JohnJohn Huston||Actor, filmmaker and screenwriter|
|1981||France||Gance, AbelAbel Gance||Film director and producer|
|Powell, MichaelMichael Powell||Film director and member of Powell and Pressburger|
|Pressburger, EmericEmeric Pressburger||Screenwriter, film director, producer and member of Powell and Pressburger|
|1982||Poland||Wajda, AndrzejAndrzej Wajda||Film director|
|1983||United Kingdom||Attenborough, RichardRichard Attenborough||Actor, film director and producer|
|Greene, HughHugh Greene||Journalist and television executive|
|Spiegel, SamSam Spiegel||Film producer|
|Isaacs, JeremyJeremy Isaacs||Television producer and executive|
|1986||United States||Spielberg, StevenSteven Spielberg||Film director, screenwriter and film producer|
|1987||Italy||Fellini, FedericoFederico Fellini||Film director|
|1988||Sweden||Bergman, IngmarIngmar Bergman||Film director, writer and producer|
|1989||United Kingdom||Guinness, AlecAlec Guinness||Actor|
|Fox, PaulPaul Fox||Television executive|
|Malle, LouisLouis Malle||Film director|
|1992||United Kingdom||Gielgud, JohnJohn Gielgud||Actor|
|Plowright, DavidDavid Plowright||Television executive and producer|
|Samuelson, SydneySydney Samuelson||First British Film Commissioner|
|Young, ColinColin Young||First director of the National Film and Television School|
|Grade, MichaelMichael Grade||Broadcast executive|
|1995||United States||Wilder, BillyBilly Wilder||Journalist, filmmaker, screenwriter and producer|
|1996||France||Moreau, JeanneJeanne Moreau||Actress, screenwriter, director|
|1996||United Kingdom||Neame, RonaldRonald Neame||Cinematographer, producer, screenwriter and director|
|Schlesinger, JohnJohn Schlesinger||Film and stage director|
|1996||United Kingdom||Smith, MaggieMaggie Smith||Film, stage and television actress|
|1997||United States||Allen, WoodyWoody Allen||Film director, screenwriter, actor and playwright|
|1997||United States||Bochco, StevenSteven Bochco||Television producer and writer|
|1997||United Kingdom||Christie, JulieJulie Christie||Actress|
|Morris, OswaldOswald Morris||Cinematographer|
|Pinter, HaroldHarold Pinter||Playwright, screenwriter, actor and director|
|1997||United States||Rose, DavidDavid Rose||Songwriter, composer and arranger|
|1998||United Kingdom||Connery, SeanSean Connery||Actor|
|Cotton, BillBill Cotton||Television producer and executive|
|Morecambe, EricEric Morecambe||Television and stage actor, and member of Morecambe and Wise|
|Wise, ErnieErnie Wise||Television and stage actor, and member of Morecambe and Wise|
|1999||United Kingdom||Taylor, ElizabethElizabeth Taylor||Actress|
|2000||United Kingdom||Caine, MichaelMichael Caine||Actor|
|2000||United States||Kubrick, StanleyStanley Kubrick||Filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and photographer|
|2000||United Kingdom||Bazalgette, PeterPeter Bazalgette||Media expert|
|2001||United Kingdom||Finney, AlbertAlbert Finney||Actor|
|Thaw, JohnJohn Thaw||Actor|
|2001||United Kingdom||Dench, JudiJudi Dench||Actress|
|2002||United States||Beatty, WarrenWarren Beatty||Actor, producer, screenwriter and director|
|Merchant Ivory Productions||Film company founded by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant|
|Davies, AndrewAndrew Davies||Author and screenwriter|
|Mills, JohnJohn Mills||Actor|
|Zaentz, SaulSaul Zaentz||Film producer|
|Jason, DavidDavid Jason||Actor|
|2004||United Kingdom||Boorman, JohnJohn Boorman||Filmmaker|
|Graef, RogerRoger Graef||Criminologist and filmmaker|
|2005||United Kingdom||Barry, JohnJohn Barry||Composer|
|2005||United Kingdom||Frost, DavidDavid Frost||Writer, journalist and television presenter|
|2006||United Kingdom||Puttnam, DavidDavid Puttnam||Film producer|
|2006||United Kingdom||Loach, KenKen Loach||Film and television director|
|Coates, Anne V.Anne V. Coates||Film editor|
|2007||United Kingdom||Curtis, RichardRichard Curtis||Screenwriter, music producer, actor and film director|
|2007||United States||Wright, WillWill Wright||Video game designer and co-founder of the game development company Maxis|
|2008||United Kingdom||Hopkins, AnthonyAnthony Hopkins||Film, stage and television actor|
|2008||United Kingdom||Forsyth, BruceBruce Forsyth||Television entertainer|
|2009||United Kingdom||French, DawnDawn French||Actress, writer, comedian, member of French & Saunders|
|Saunders, JenniferJennifer Saunders||Actress, screenwriter, comedian, member of French & Saunders|
|2009||United Kingdom||Gilliam, TerryTerry Gilliam||Writer, filmmaker, animator and member of Monty Python|
|2009||United States||Bushnell, NolanNolan Bushnell||Engineer, founder of Atari Inc.|
|2010||United Kingdom||Redgrave, VanessaVanessa Redgrave||Actress|
|2010||Japan||Miyamoto, ShigeruShigeru Miyamoto||Nintendo video game designer, created the Mario and The Legend of Zelda series.|
|2010||United Kingdom||Bragg, MelvynMelvyn Bragg||Author and broadcaster|
|2011||United Kingdom||Lee, ChristopherChristopher Lee||Actor and musician|
|2011||United Kingdom||Molyneux, PeterPeter Molyneux||Game designer|
|McDonald, TrevorTrevor McDonald||TV newsreader and presenter|
|2012||United States||Scorsese, MartinMartin Scorsese||Film director and producer|
||Artist, musician and television presenter. Harris's Fellowship was annulled on 30 June 2014 following his criminal conviction.|
|2013||United Kingdom||Parker, AlanAlan Parker||Film director and screenwriter|
|2013||United States||Newell, GabeGabe Newell||Valve video game developer and CEO|
|2013||United Kingdom||Palin, MichaelMichael Palin||Comedian, actor, writer, television presenter and member of Monty Python|
|2014||United Kingdom||Mirren, HelenHelen Mirren||Actress|
|2014|| United Kingdom
|Games, RockstarRockstar Games|| Video game developer and publisher, created the Grand Theft Auto series
(accepted by Dan Houser, Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut)
|2014||United Kingdom||Walters, JulieJulie Walters||Actress|
|2015||United Kingdom||Leigh, MikeMike Leigh||Writer, director|
|2015||United Kingdom||Braben, DavidDavid Braben||Video game designer, programmer|
|2015||United Kingdom||Snow, JonJon Snow||Journalist, television presenter|
|2016||United States||Poitier, SidneySidney Poitier||Actor, director|
|2016||United States||Carmack, JohnJohn Carmack||Video game programmer, virtual reality engineer|
|Galton, RayRay Galton||Comedy writer|
|Alan SimpsonAlan Simpson||Comedy writer|
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