Other Awards & Honors

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    Jeff Bridges

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    Roger Ebert

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    Elizabeth Brayer

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    Ken Burns

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    Louise Slaughter

The George Eastman Museum has bestowed honors upon individuals whose work enriches and promote the fields of photography and cinema, and who contribute to the philanthropic and cultural legacy of George Eastman. The title George Eastman Honorary Scholar, established in 1995, is presented for artistic achievement. Established in 2006, the George Eastman Medal of Honor has been awarded in recognition of meritorious service to the advancement of the principles embodied by George Eastman, and Eastman House Honors, was a special recognition given in 2009 to an artist whose life work embodies the traditions and values championed by the museum.

  Recipients   Honor

2011

Jonas Mekas

Filmmaker

Honorary Scholar

2010

Elizabeth Brayer
Ken Burns
James Ivory
Geoffrey C. Ward

Writer
Filmmaker
Filmmaker
Screenwriter

Honorary Scholar
Medal of Honor
Honorary Scholar
Medal of Honor

2009

Michael Feinstein
Jessica Lange

Musician, music-on-film preservationist
Actor, photographer

Honorary Scholar
Eastman House Honors

2007

Jack Garner

Film critic

Medal of Honor

2006

Roger Ebert
Louise M. Slaughter

Film critic/writer
Congresswoman

Honorary Scholar
Medal of Honor

2005

Walter Murch

Sound designer, film editor

Honorary Scholar

2004

Jeff Bridges
Ray Harryhausen
John Landis

Actor, photographer
Special-effects artist, animator
Filmmaker  

Honorary Scholar
Honorary Scholar

 

2003

Philip Kaufman

Filmmaker 

Honorary Scholar

2002

Haskell Wexler
Richard Widmark

Cinematographer 
Actor

Honorary Scholar
Honorary Scholar

2001

John Frankenheimer

Filmmaker 

Honorary Scholar

2000

Tony Curtis
Norman Jewison

Actor 
Filmmaker

Honorary Scholar
Honorary Scholar

1998

Dennis Hopper

Actor, photographer

Honorary Scholar

1995

Ken Burns

Filmmaker

Honorary Scholar