Visionary Award

THE VISIONARY AWARD

Honoring producers across television, film or new media who share inspiring, uplifting stories that add unique value to society and culture 

1998 - Steven Spielberg, Debbie Allen and Colin Wilson for “Amistad” and Ken Burns for “Lewis and Clark”

1999 - Gary Ross for “Pleasantville” and Chris Carter for “The X-Files”

2000 - Michael Stipe, Sandy Stern, Steve Golin & Vincent Landay for “Being John Malkovich” & John Wells for “ER” “Third Watch” and “The West Wing”

2001 - Roy Disney for “Fantasia 2000” and Jerry Bruckheimer for “CSI: Crime Scene

2002 - Joel Gallen for “America: A Tribute to Heroes” (Name changed from Kodak Vision Award to “Visionary Award”) 

2003 - Rita Wilson for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”

2004 - Cary Brokaw and Mike Nichols for “Angels In America”

2005 - Dennis Leary, Peter Tolan, Jim Serpico and Kerry Orent for “Rescue Me”

2006 - Not given

2007 - Ken Ehrlich for producing career of musical television

2008 - Simon Fuller for producing career of musical television

2009 - Not given

2010 - Not given

2011 - Laura Ziskin for “Stand Up 2 Cancer” programs

2012 - Not Given

2013 - Russell Simmons

2014 - Chris Meledandri

2015 - Plan B Productions

2016 - ILM Executives, John Knoll & Lynwen Brennan (“Visionary-Vanguard Award”)

2017 - Megan Ellison

2018 - Ava DuVernay

2019 - Kenya Barris

2020 - Octavia Spencer