Formerly Academy Special Tribute (2009 – 2013)  Presented to a Canadian individual for their extraordinary impact on the growth of the Canadian media industry.

Recommendation requirements: Letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Presented to a Canadian individual or institution for their exceptional, ongoing contribution to the media industry at home or abroad.

Recommendation requirements: Letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Presented to a Canadian actor or actress in recognition of their exceptional body of work in Canadian television.

Recommendation requirements: Must have a minimum of five (5) letters of recommendation submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Presented to a Canadian Broadcast Journalist for their exceptional body of work in television journalism.

Recommendation requirements: Must have a minimum of five (5) letters of recommendation submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Formerly Humanitarian Award for Exceptional Contributions to Community and Public Service (2012-2017), Gemini Humanitarian Award (2001-2011) Presented in recognition of an extraordinary humanitarian contribution or act of compassion by a professional working in the Canadian media industry in the prior year.

Recommendation Requirements: Must have a minimum of five (5) letters of recommendation submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Formerly Digital Media Trailblazing Award (2012-2017), Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (1986-2017), Outstanding Technical Achievement Award in Digital Media (2010-2011), Most Popular Website Competition (2000-2007), Most Innovative Website Competition (2002), Best Technical Achievement (1986-1992) Presented to honour the successful application of a groundbreaking innovation in the Canadian media industry. Consideration is given to an individual, creative team, and/or to the invention of (or new use for) a mechanical device, programming language, capture method or delivery mechanism for media.

Recommendation requirements: Letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

JOHN DRAINIE AWARD

MASTERWORKS AWARD

SPECIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKE-UP

CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION TO FILM & TELEVISION DIVERSITY AWARD

Presented to a Canadian writer to honour their exceptional body of work in television or film.

Recommendation requirements: Must have a minimum of five (5) letters of recommendation submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Formerly Academy Achievement Award (1996 – 2013), Academy Special Award (1990-2013), Academy Special Film Award (2013), Special Award (1997-2007), Special Achievement Award (1981-1991), Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award (1993), Air Canada Award (1986-1994), Air Canada Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Canadian Film Industry(1980-1986) Presented to a Canadian individual for an exceptional lifetime of work that has had a profound impact on the media industry at home or abroad.

Recommendation Requirements: Letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.

Honouring innovation and leadership in Canada’s media industry. Presented at the discretion of the Academy’s Board of Directors.

Recommendation Requirements: Letters of recommendation may be submitted to the Academy Board of Directors for consideration.