Past Honorary Degree Recipients

2017
Carol Burnett
Marshall Herskovitz
Edward Zwick

2016
Rita Moreno
Quentin Tarantino

2015
Lawrence Kasdan
Angela Lansbury

2014
Robert Towne
Cicely Tyson**

2013
Jon Avnet*
Kathryn Bigelow
Anne V. Coates

2012
Mel Brooks
David Lynch*

2011
Richard H. Frank
Spike Lee
Helen Mirren

2010
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Kathleen Kennedy

2009
Clint Eastwood

2008
Caleb Deschanel*, ASC
Jean Picker Firstenberg
Norman Jewison

2007
Tom Pollock
George Stevens, Jr.
Sir Howard Stringer

2006
Jeanine Basinger
Charles W. Fries
James Earl Jones
Sydney Pollack

2005
David Brown
Nora Ephron
Fred Pierce

2004
Roger Ebert
Frank Pierson
John Warnock

2003
Ken Burns
Sherry Lansing
Richard Schickel

2002
Richard Brandt
Marcy Carsey
Daniel Petrie, Jr.
John Williams

2001
Lee Grant**
John Lasseter
Jack Valenti

2000
Karl Malden
Thelma Schoonmaker
Saul Zaentz

1999
Robert A. Daly
Ray Harryhausen
Alfre Woodard

1998
Kevin Brownlow
Roger Corman
Gena Rowlands

1997
Chuck Jones
Quincy Jones
Haskell Wexler

1996
Robert Altman
Steven Bochco
Robert Boyle

1995
Michelangelo Antonioni
Karen Cooper
Robert Wise

1994
Maya Angelou**
Saul Bass

1993
Don Hewitt
Edward James Olmos

1992
Fay Kanin
Richard Sylbert

1991
Charles Kuralt
Sven Nykvist
Roger L. Stevens

1990
Dede Allen
Norman Lear

1989
Horton Foote
Bill Moyers
Martin Ritt


*AFI Conservatory Alumni
** AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop
for Women Alumnae