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Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award winners

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Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically at the Academy Awards ceremonies to "Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production." The award is named for Irving Thalberg, legendary head of the Production Division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who developed the company's reputation for sophisticated films. The trophy for award recipients is in the form of a bust of Thalberg rather than the familiar "Oscar" statuette. However, it is still counted as an "honorary Oscar". There have been 39 statuettes awarded to date.


10th – Darryl F. Zanuck

11th – Hal B. Wallis 

12th – David O. Selznick

14th – Walt Disney
15th – Sidney Franklin
16th – Hal B. Wallis
17th – Darryl F. Zanuck
19th – Samuel Goldwyn
21st – Jerry Wald
23rd – Darryl F. Zanuck
24th – Arthur Freed
25th – Cecil B. DeMille
26th – George Stevens
29th – Buddy Adler
31st – Jack L. Warner
34th – Stanley Kramer
36th – Sam Spiegel
38th – William Wyler
39th – Robert Wise
40th – Alfred Hitchcock
43rd – Ingmar Bergman
46th – Lawrence Weingarten
48th – Mervyn LeRoy
49th – Pandro S. Berman
50th – Walter Mirisch
52nd – Ray Stark
54th – Albert R. Broccoli
59th – Steven Spielberg
60th – Billy Wilder
63rd – David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck
64th – George Lucas
67th – Clint Eastwood
69th – Saul Zaentz
71st – Norman Jewison
72nd – Warren Beatty
73rd – Dino De Laurentiis
82nd – John Calley
83rd – Francis Ford Coppol