Bronze Wrangler

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Bronze Wrangler
Bronze Wrangler.png
"The Wrangler" in bronze
Awarded for Best in Western film and television
Country  United States
Presented by National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
First awarded 1961
Official website www.nationalcowboymuseum.org/events/wha/WHA_Winners.aspx

The Bronze Wrangler is an award presented annually by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to honor the top works in Western music, film, television and literature.

The awards were first presented in 1961. The Wrangler is a bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback, and is designed by artist John Free.

The awards program also recognizes inductees into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers as well as the recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, named in honor of the Museum’s founder.

Award categories[edit]

Film and Television[edit]

  • Theatrical Motion Picture
  • Television Feature Film
  • Factual Narrative
  • Factual Television Program (awarded from 1961 until 1989)
  • Fictional Television Drama
  • Western Documentary

Literary[edit]

  • Art Books
  • Folklore Books
  • Juvenile Books
  • Magazine Article
  • News Featurette
  • Nonfiction Book
  • Outstanding Photography Book
  • Poetry Book
  • Short Stories
  • Western Novel

Music[edit]

  • Music
  • Outstanding Original Western Composition
  • Outstanding Traditional Western Album

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