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Texas Film Hall of Fame

The Texas Film Hall of Fame—founded by Evan Smith and Louis Black in 2001—honors those who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of the Texas film industry.

2018 Honorees

2018 Honorees

March 8, 2018

Jonathan Demme Award: Paul Thomas Anderson, followed by a conversation with Richard Linklater

Variety One to Acclaim Award: Armie Hammer, presented by Timothée Chalamet

Co-chair: Kathy Blackwell

June 23, 2018

John McCall, presented by Kinky Friedman. Emcee: Louis Black.

2017 Honorees

2017 Honorees

Rising Star: Tye Sheridan, presented by David Gordon Green

Austin Chronicle Champion of the Arts: Hector Galán, presented by Henry Cisneros

Shirley MacLaine, presented by Richard Linklater

Jeff Nichols, presented by Michael Shannon

Sarah Green, presented by Nick Kroll

Posthumous tributes: Bill Paxton, Debbie Reynolds

 

Co-chairs: Lesya Milam and Suzanne Court

2016 Honorees

2016 Honorees

Rising Star: Jesse Plemons, presented by Adrianne Palicki
Carol Burnett, presented by Maya Rudolph
Chandra Wilson, presented by Ellia English
Austin Film Society 30th Anniversary, presented by Variety Executive Editor Steven Gaydos and AFS’s Founder and Artistic Director Richard Linklater
Austin Chronicle Champion of the Arts: Michael Barker, presented by Ethan Hawke

Emcee: Mike Judge

Co-chairs: Melody McCaig, Sherri West, and Armando Zambrano

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2015 Honorees

2015 Honorees

Luke Wilson, presented by Mike Judge

Guillermo Del Toro, presented by Robert Rodriguez

Bonnie Curtis, presented by Jess Weixler, with thanks to Lalique

Texas Legend Award: Tommy Lee Jones, presented by Bill Wittliff, with thanks to H-E-B

Variety’s Creative Impact in Cinema Award Presented by Steven Gaydos, Accepted by Richard Linklater, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane

Posthumous Honorees:
L.M. Kit Carson, presented by Guillermo Del Toro and Louis Black
Christopher Evan Welch, presented by Mike Judge

Emcee: Mike Judge

Co-chairs: Bobbi Topfer and Armando Zambrano

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2014 Honorees

2014 Honorees

Rising Star Award: Amber Heard, presented by Ryan Kavanaugh

David Gordon Green, presented by Danny McBride

Soundtrack Award: Mac Davis, presented by Priscilla Presley

Lifetime Achievement Award: Louis Black, presented by Richard Linklater and Steven Gaydos, Executive Editor of Variety

Star of Texas Award: FROM DUSK TILL DAWN, accepted by Robert Rodriguez, Greg Nicotero, Tom Savini, Danny Trejo and Fred Williamson

Emcee: Luke Wilson

Co-chairs: Bobbi Topfer, Mort Topfer

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2012 Honorees

2012 Honorees

Barry Corbin presented by G.W. Bailey
Douglas McGrath presented by Caroline Rhea
Soundtrack Award: Meat Loaf presented by Brett Cullen
Star of Texas Award: RIO BRAVO accepted by Angie Dickinson
Patron Honorary Texan Award: Danny Trejo presented by Robert Rodriguez

Co-chairs: Eloise DeJoria, John Paul DeJoria, Richard Linklater

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2011 Honorees

2011 Honorees

Rip Torn presented by Sissy Spacek
Renée Zellweger presented by Liz Smith
Rising Star Award: John Hawkes presented by Robert Rodriguez
Star of Texas Award: Friday Night Lights accepted by Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler
Soundtrack Award: Spoon presented by Jeff Nichols

Emcee: Wyatt Cenac

Co-chairs: Suzanne D. Booth, Virginia Lebermann

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2010 Honorees

2010 Honorees

Lukas Haas presented by Lyle Lovett
Bruce McGill presented by Tim Matheson
Tom Mix Honorary Texan Award: Quentin Tarantino presented by Richard Linklater & Punky Bruiser
Star of Texas Award: WAITING FOR GUFFMAN accepted by Catherine O’Hara
Warren Skaaren Lifetime Achievement Award: Michael Nesmith presented by Edward Ruscha

Co-chairs: Erin Driscoll, Allison Watson

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2009 Honorees

2009 Honorees

Larry Hagman presented by Linda Gray
Powers Boothe presented by Keith Carradine
Tom Mix Honorary Texan Award: Billy Bob Thornton presented by Dennis Quaid
Ann Richards Award: Catherine Hardwicke presented by Brendan Fraser
Tiffany and Co. Star of Texas Award: RUSHMORE accepted by Luke Wilson

Co-chairs: Deborah Green, Jane Schweppe, Bobbi Topfer

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2008 Honorees

2008 Honorees

Morgan Fairchild presented by Tess Harper
Ann Richards Award: Mike Judge presented by Hank Hill
AMD Soundtrack Live! Award: ZZ Top presented by Luke Wilson
Legacy Award: Jayne Mansfield accepted by Mariska Hargitay
Tiffany and Co. Star of Texas Award: URBAN COWBOY accepted by Debra Winger

Emcee: Dan Rather

Co-chairs: Kate Hersch, Robert S. Hersch

2007 Honorees

2007 Honorees

Richard Linklater presented by John Sloss
Bill Paxton presented by Stephen Bruton
Betty Buckley presented by Phyllis George
Tiffany and Co. Star of Texas Award: STATE FAIR accepted by Ann-Margret
AMD Soundtrack Live! Award: The Dixie Chicks presented by Lance Armstrong
Ann Richards Award: Elizabeth Avellan

Emcee: Liz Smith

Co-chairs: Edward Safady, Evan Smith

2006 Honorees

2006 Honorees

Kris Kristofferson presented by John Sayles
Matthew McConaughey presented by S.R. Bindler
JoBeth Williams presented by Lawrence Kasdan
Frontier Award: THE LAST PICTURE SHOW accepted by Cybill Shepherd
AMD Soundtrack Live! Award: Lyle Lovett presented by Anne Rapp and Charlie Boswell of AMD

Emcee: Evan Smith

Co-chairs: Carla S. McDonald, Alexa Wesner

2005 Honorees

2005 Honorees

Irma P. Hall presented by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Marcia Gay Harden presented by Joey Pantoliano
Dennis Quaid presented by Billy Bob Thornton
Frontier Award: WRITTEN ON THE WIND accepted by Lauren Bacall
Rising Star Award: Robert Rodriguez presented by George Lopez

Co-chairs: Deborah Green, Chris Mattsson

2004 Honorees

2004 Honorees

Ethan Hawke presented by Richard Linklater
Judith Ivey presented by Treat Williams
Edwin “Bud” Shrake presented by Dennis Hopper
Forest Whitaker presented by Jonathan Demme
Frontier Award: THE GETAWAY accepted by Ali MacGraw
Tom Mix Honorary Texan Award: Robert Duvall presented by Elvis Mitchell

Co-chairs: Edward Safady, Evan Smith

2003 Honorees

2003 Honorees

Farrah Fawcett presented by Dabney Coleman
Horton Foote presented by Tess Harper
Woody Harrelson presented by Matthew McConaughey
Tobe Hooper presented by William Friedkin
Frontier Award: EASY RIDER accepted by Peter Fonda
Legacy Award: Dooley Wilson presented by Anna Deavere Smith
Rising Star Award: Owen Wilson presented by Luke Wilson
A Tribute to Eagle Pennell presented by L.M. Kit Carson

Co-chairs: Anne Elizabeth Avellán, Michael Maguire, Quality Quinn, Will Wynn

2002 Honorees

2002 Honorees

William Broyles Jr. presented by Bill Wittliff
Cyd Charisse presented by Peter Bogdanovich
Terrence Malick presented by Sissy Spacek
Willie Nelson presented by Lyle Lovett and Billy Gibbons
Warren Skaaren Lifetime Achievement Award: Jack Valenti presented by Dan Rather
Legacy Award: Gilbert Roland presented by Cheech Marin
Frontier Award: GIANT accepted by Dennis Hopper

Co-chairs: Edward Safady, Lisa Wade

2001 Honorees

2001 Honorees

Robert Benton presented by Anne Rapp
Liz Smith presented by Ann Richards
Sissy Spacek presented by Rip Torn
Bill Wittliff presented by Barbara Morgan
Warren Skaaren Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike Simpson presented by Quentin Tarantino

Emcee: Turk Pipkin

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