John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
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|John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation|
|Awarded for||Outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy|
|Presented by||Academy Board of Governors|
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation upon the recommendation of its Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. It is given “in appreciation for outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy.” Bonner served as an Academy Governor representing the Sound Branch and as chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee and the Theater Sound Inspection Committee for many years.
In 1997, the Board of Governors voted to name the medal in honor of sound engineer John A. Bonner, who had been director of special projects at Warner Hollywood Studios until his death in 1996. “No one better represents the concept of service and dedication to the Academy than John Bonner,” said then-Academy President Arthur Hiller. “John was dedicated to the Academy for more than 30 years. His devotion to the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theaterwas legendary and his commitment to the Academy was simply extraordinary.” Bonner served as an Academy Governor representing the Sound Branch and as chair of the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee and the Theater Sound Inspection Committee for many years. The first Medal of Commendation was awarded in 1977. It is not necessarily given every year.
2011 (84th) – Jonathan Erland
2010 (83rd) – Denny Clairmont
2008 (81st) – Mark Kimball
2007 (80th) – David Inglish
2006 (79th) – Richard Edlund
2005 (78th) – Don Hall
2003 (76th) – Douglass Greenfield
2001 (74th) – Ray Feeney
2000 (73rd) – N. Paul Kenworthy, Jr.
1998 (71st) – David W. Gray
1997 (70th) – Pete Clark
1994 (67th) – John A. Bonner
1992 (65th) – Petro Vlahos
1986 (59th) – E. M. (Al) Lewis
1985 (58th) – John H. Whitney, Sr.
1980 (53rd) – Fred Hynes