The George Pal Memorial Award

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George Pal Memorial Award
Awarded for Exemplary work in science fiction, fantasy and horror films and television
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
First awarded 1975
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The George Pal Memorial Award is presented each year, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films, in conjunction with their annual Saturn Award ceremony. The award is given to those who have show exemplary work in the respective film genres. It named in honor of George Pal, a Hungarian-born American animator and film producer, principally associated with the science fiction genre.

The latest honoree is Martin Scorsese, who according to the Academy President Robert Holquin, "truly exemplified what is best about films and filmmaking." Holquin stated, "We are thrilled to honor him."[1]


Below is a list of recipients and the year the award was presented:


  1. ^ Academy Press Release,, February 29, 2012. Retrieved March 3, 2012.

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