The Auteur Award is an honorary Satellite Award bestowed by the International Press Academy to recognize the "individual voices of filmmakers and their personal impact on the industry." It was first presented on December 17, 2005 at the 10th Annual Satellite Awards ceremony to George Clooney. American actor and director Edward Norton is the latest recipient.
The trophy awarded to the honorees resembles the normal Satellite Award but is designated for Special Achievement, with the recipient's name and year engraved on the base. It was designed by Dalmatian sculptor Ante Marinovi?.
|2005||George Clooney||For his work on the film Good Night, and Good Luck and his "promising filmmaking future"|
|2006||Robert Altman||For his visionary work as a filmmaker|
|2007||Julian Schnabel||For his work on the film The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (Le scaphandre et le papillon)|
|2008||Baz Luhrmann||For his signature scope and style of filmmaking|
|2009||Roger Corman||For his trademark style of imaginative special effects and plots|
|2010||Alex Gibney||For his work as a documentary film director and producer|
|2011||Peter Bogdanovich||For his body of film work, as well as his books on the inner workings of filmmaking and filmmakers|
|2012||Paul Williams||For having a singular vision and unique artistic control over the elements of production|
|2013||Guillermo del Toro||For pushing the boundaries of horror, the paranormal and fantasy.|
|2014||Martyn Burke||For "moving effortlessly between the worlds of novels, documentaries and motion pictures"|
|2015||Robert M. Young||For his "specific passion for filmmaking"|
|2016||Tom Ford||For being "an edgy, trend-setting modernist"|
|2017||Greta Gerwig||For being "a multi-talented writer/actor/director"|
|2019||Edward Norton||For his work on the film Motherless Brooklyn|
Until 2005 the IPA honored outstanding entertainment industry professionals with the Special Achievement Award. The last Special Achievement Award donated to George Clooney "as an Auteur" founded the abovementioned Auteur Award.
|1999||Dale Olson||The first publicist to receive an honorary Satellite Award.|
|2001||Meir Fenigstein||For outstanding devotion & commitment in promoting the best of Israeli films through Israel Film Festival in the United States.|
|2003||Peter Dinklage||For outstanding talent.|
|2005||George Clooney||For an "Auteur"|