2023

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

Virtuoso Director Award

Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell

Spotlight Director Award

Rachel Gelfeld

Rachel Gelfeld

SCAD45 Award

Sarah Greenwood

Sarah Greenwood

Outstanding Achievement in Production Design Award

Alexander Hammer

Alexander Hammer

SCAD45 Award

Todd Haynes

Todd Haynes

Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award

Kazu Hiro

Kazu Hiro

Career Achievement Award

Jack Huston

Jack Huston

Rising Star Director Award

Cord Jefferson

Cord Jefferson

Breakthrough Director Award

Brent Kiser

Brent Kiser

SCAD45 Award

Greta Lee

Greta Lee

Spotlight Award

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Discovery Director Award

Jeff Nichols

Jeff Nichols

Auteur Award

Peter Sarsgaard

Peter Sarsgaard

Vanguard Award

Cailee Spaeny

Cailee Spaeny

Breakthrough Award

Katie Spencer

Katie Spencer

Outstanding Achievement in Production Design Award

Hoyte van Hoytema

Hoyte van Hoytema

Variety Creative Impact in Cinematography Award

George C. Wolfe

George C. Wolfe

Storyteller Award

Chloe Coleman

Chloe Coleman

Breaking Big Honoree

Aria Mia Loberti

Aria Mia Loberti

Breaking Big Honoree

Taylor Zakhar Perez

Taylor Zakhar Perez

Breaking Big Honoree

Maddie Ziegler

Maddie Ziegler

Breaking Big Honoree


 

2022

Kenneth Branagh

Colson Baker

Discovery Award

Kerry Condon

Kerry Condon

Distinguished Performance Award

JD Dillard

JD Dillard

Rising Star Director Award

Mia Goth

Mia Goth

Lumière Award

Jalyn Hall 

Jalyn Hall

Socially Conscious Cinema Award

Nicholas Hoult

Nicholas Hoult

Vanguard Award

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Lifetime Achievement in Directing Award

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

Spotlight Award

Jenna Ortega

Jenna Ortega

Breakthrough Award

Jeremy Pope

Jeremy Pope

Distinguished Performance Award

Sandy Powell

Sandy Powell

Variety Creative Impact in Costume Design Award

Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Virtuoso Award

Henry Selick

Henry Selick

Outstanding Achievement in Animation Award

Sadie Sink

Sadie Sink

Rising Star Award

Miles Teller

Miles Teller

Honored guest

Vanessa Burghardt

Vanessa Burghardt

Breaking Big Honoree

Madelyn Cline

Madelyn Cline

Breaking Big Honoree

Anna Diop

Anna Diop

Breaking Big Honoree

Banks Repeta

Banks Repeta

Breaking Big Honoree

Ty Simpkins

Ty Simpkins

Breaking Big Honoree


 

2021

Kenneth Branagh

Kenneth Branagh

Lifetime Achievement in Acting and Directing Award

Adrien Brody

Adrien Brody

Vanguard Award

Clifton Collins Jr.

Clifton Collins Jr.

Distinguished Performance Award

Aunjanue Ellis

Aunjanue Ellis

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Harry Gregson-Williams

Harry Gregson-Williams

Lifetime Achievement in Composing Award

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Rising Star Director Award

Phil Lord

Phil Lord

Outstanding Achievement in Animation Award

Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Outstanding Achievement in Animation Award

Mike Mills

Mike Mills

Auteur Award

Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga

Spotlight Award

Dylan Penn

Dylan Penn

Rising Star Award

Simon Rex

Simon Rex

Spotlight Award

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Discovery Award

Odessa Young

Odessa Young

Discovery Award


 

2020

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

Distinguished Performance Award

Rachel Brosnahan

Spotlight Award

Millie Bobby Brown

Maverick Award

Billy Crystal

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ethan Hawke

Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Award

Jennifer Hudson

Virtuoso Award

Samuel L. Jackson

Legend of Cinema Award

Glen Keane

Lifetime Achievement in Animation Award

Delroy Lindo

Spotlight Award

Tessa Thompson

Vanguard Award

Steven Yeun

Discovery Award

Ciara Bravo

Breaking Big Honoree

Clare Dunne

Breaking Big Honoree

Joshua Caleb Johnson

Breaking Big Honoree

Elle Lorraine

Breaking Big Honoree

Jo Ellen Pellman

Breaking Big Honoree

Talia Ryder

Breaking Big Honoree


 

2019

Kaitlyn Dever

Breakout Award

Beanie Feldstein

Breakout Award

Aldis Hodge

Discovery Award

Jharrel Jerome

Breakout Award

Daniel Kaluuya

Spotlight Award

Danielle Macdonald

Rising Star Award

Mena Massoud

Breakout Award

Sienna Miller

Outstanding Achievement Award in Cinema

Camila Morrone

Breakout Award

Samantha Morton

Virtuoso Award

Elisabeth Moss

Spotlight Award

Valerie Pachner

Discovery Award

Alan Silvestri

Lifetime Achievement Award in Composing

Olivia Wilde

Rising Star Director Award


 

2018

Emily Blunt

Icon Award

Kayli Carter

SCAD40 Prize

Maggie Gyllenhaal

Outstanding Achievement in Acting and Producing

Hugh Jackman

Legend of Cinema Award

Stephan James

Discovery Award

John Krasinski

Vanguard Award

KiKi Layne

Discovery Award

Chloë Grace Moretz

Lumière Award

Amandla Stenberg

Rising Star Award

John David Washington

Distinguished Performance Award


 

2017

John Boyega

Vanguard Award

Zoey Deutch

Rising Star Award

Richard Gere

Lifetime Achievement Award

Salma Hayek Pinault

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Holly Hunter

Icon Award

Robert Pattinson

Maverick Award

Andrea Riseborough

Outstanding Supporting Actress Award

Kyra Sedgwick

Spotlight Award

Willow Shields

Rising Star Award

Aaron Sorkin

Outstanding Achievement in Directing Award

Sir Patrick Stewart

Legends of Cinema Award

"It's a special honor for me to be in Savannah."

— Sir Patrick Stewart, actor


 

2016

Mahershala Ali

Discovery Award

Sam Claflin

Spotlight Award

David Harbour

Virtuoso Award

Molly Shannon

Spotlight Award

Miles Teller

Vanguard Award


 

2015

Alfie Allen

Rising Star Award

Saoirse Ronan

Special guest

Meg Ryan

Lifetime Achievement Award

Olivia Wilde

Spotlight Award


 

2014

Matt Bomer

Spotlight Award

Asa Butterfield

Rising Star Award

Gena Rowlands

Lifetime Achievement Award

Analeigh Tipton

Rising Star Award


 

2013

Abigail Breslin

Discovery Award

Natalie Dormer

Discovery Award

Jeremy Irons

Lifetime Achievement Award


 

2012

Matt Dillon

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Geoffrey Fletcher

SCAD Cinevation Award

John Gatins

Spotlight Award

John Goodman

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Diane Lane

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Stan Lee

Lifetime Achievement Award

Michelle Monaghan

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award


 

2011

Ellen Barkin

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

James Cromwell

2011 guest

Aaron Eckhart

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Famke Janssen

2011 guest

Ray Liotta

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

James Marsden

Spotlight Award

Oliver Stone

Lifetime Achievement Award

Lily Tomlin

Lifetime Achievement Award


 

2010

Ed Burns

2010 guest

Vincent D'Onofrio

2010 guest

Carson Kressley

2010 guest

Elaine Madsen

2010 guest

Virginia Madsen

2010 guest

Sir Ian McKellen

Lifetime Achievement Award

Liam Neeson

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Isabella Rossellini

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Bobby Zarem

Lifetime Achievement Award


 

2009

Scott Caan

2009 guest

Patricia Clarkson

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Alan Cumming

2009 guest

Hugh Dancy

Spotlight Award

Ben Foster

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Woody Harrelson

Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Award

Jeremy Renner

Spotlight Award

Emmy Rossum

Young Hollywood Award


 

2008

Peter Bart

Lifetime Achievement Award

Alan and Marilyn Bergman

Lifetime Achievement Award

Susanne De Passe

Lifetime Achievement Award

Malcolm McDowell

Lifetime Achievement Award