Special Awards History, 1978-2009

AWARD NAME – AWARD YEAR  – AWARDEE

IAN MCLELLAN HUNTER AWARD2009 John Patrick Shanley2008 Not Awarded 2007 Andrew Bergman 2006 Marshall Brickman 2005 John Sayles 2004 Jules Feiffer 2003 Nora Ephron 2002 Donald E. Westlake 2001 Evan Hunter 2000 Herb Gardner 1999 Horton Foote 1998 William Persky 1997 Jay Presson Allen 1996 Ernest Kinoy 1995 Robert Benton 1994 Walter Bernstein 1993 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala 1992 Ring Lardner, Jr.

RICHARD B. JABLOW AWARD2009 Chris Albers & Tom Fontana2008 Catherine Twohill2007 Gail Lee 2006 Warren Leight 2005 John Auerbach 2004 Ellen M. Violett 2003 James Schamus 2002 Stephen Schiff 2001 Richard Wesley 2000 Ruth Gallo 1999 James H. Kaye 1998 Michael Winship 1997 Bruce R. Campbell 1996 Edward Pomerantz 1995 Albert Ruben 1994 George Malko 1993 Willie Kathryn Suggs 1992 Jane Bolllinger 1991 Corinne Jacker 1990 Herb Sargent 1989 Edward Alder & Mona Mangan 1988 Marc Siegel 1987 Claire Wood Labine 1986 Art Wallace 1985 Craig B. Fisher 1984 Ernest Pendrell 1983 Elihu Winer 1982 Jerome Coopersmith 1981 Ernest Kinoy & Loring Mandel 1980 Manya Starr &  David Davidson 1979 Not Awarded 1978 Richard B. Jablow in memoriam

HERB SARGENT AWARD                                                                           2009 Norman Stiles2008 Not Awarded                                                                                  2007 Lorne D. Michaels 2006 James L. Brooks

EVELYN F. BURKEY AWARD 2009 Committee to Protect Journalists 2008 Walter Bernstein2007 Joan Didion 2006 Museum of Television and Radio 2005 Claire Labine 2004 Senator John McCain 2003 Martin Scorsese 2002 Colin Callender 2001 Tom Fontana 2000 Vaclav Havel 1999 David Brown 1998 Judy Crichton 1997 Sidney Lumet 1996 Ken Saro-Wiwa (posthumously) 1995 Dennis Potter(posthumously) 1994 Joan Ganz Cooney 1993 Arthur Miller 1992 Jacqueline Babbin 1991 George Schaefer 1990 Art Buchwald 1989 Horton Foote 1988 Andrew A. Rooney & Local 1101 & District 1 of the Communication Workers of America 1987 Edwin Newman 1986 Athol Fugard & Lloyd Richards 1985 Jerome B. Lurie 1984 Leonard Wasser 1983 Alan Wagner 1982 Herman Brodkin 1981 Elmer W. Lower 1980 Walter Cronkite 1979 Barbara Schultz 1978 Fred Coe

JOHN MERRIMAN AWARD2009 Sarah Tobianski2008 Lagan Sebert 2007 Diana F. Davis 2006 Monika Evstatieva 2005 Scarlotte Deupree 2004 Michael Meneer 2003 Stacey Brooks Delo 2002 Tracy Johnke 2001 Muthoni Muturi 2000 Michele Cohen 1999 Kathleen Connorton 1998 Amy M. Quinton 1997 Gehane N. M. Salim 1996 Rosabel Tibayan Castillo 1995 Meredith L. Lefforge 1994 Joshua M. Kerns 1993 Stephanie Claire Griggs 1992 Al Freeman

WRITERS GUILD OF AMERICA, EAST FOUNDATION/SCENARIO MAGAZINE STUDENT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION AWARD1998 Alex Lewin 1997 Jason Greiff 1996 Michael PetroniMICHAEL COLLYER MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP IN SCREENWRITING2009 Sara Van Acker