Gregory Peck Award

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The Gregory Peck Award for Cinematic Excellence is an award given at the San Diego International Film Festival (SDIFF) to honor the career achievement of a film actor, producer or director. It is named in memory of iconic actor Gregory Peck with the support of his family.

The award is SDIFF's most prestigious award and headlining presentation at their fanciest formal event Variety's Night of the Stars.[1]

History[edit]

The award originated in 2008 at the Dingle International Film Festival (DIFF) in Ireland with the support and participation of Pecks' family,[2] who chose Dingle because it is the ancestral home of the actor's great-grandmother Catherine Ashe who hailed from Annascaul in the Dingle Peninsula.[3] Its original name was the "Gregory Peck Excellence in the Art of Film Award."[4]

In 2014, the family began presenting the award in San Diego where the actor was born, raised his family and where he founded the La Jolla Playhouse. Since the DIFF was forced to close due to financial reasons in 2019, the award is presented exclusively at SDIFF.[5]

Trophies[edit]

Winners in Dingle were awarded with a design based on "The Aglish Pillar" created by Irish Jeweller Brian de Staic.[6][7] Winners in San Diego have received a "Golden Eagle Statuette" sculpted by Apache artist Ruben Chato.[8]

Honorees[edit]

Recipient Date Presented by Venue Notes Ref
Andy Garcia
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October 20, 2022 Cecilia Peck Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center - La Jolla [9]
Laurence Fishburne
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October 18, 2019 Cecilia Peck Pendry Hotel - Downtown San Diego [10][11][12]
Maurice Galway June 29, 2019 Anthony Peck The Phoenix Cinema - Dingle Presented to the founder of the Dingle IFF upon the occasion of its closing. [13][14]
Keith Carradine
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October 11, 2018 Cecilia Peck Pendry Hotel - Downtown San Diego [15]
Patrick Stewart
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October 5, 2017 Cecilia Peck Pendry Hotel - Downtown San Diego [16]
Annette Bening
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September 29, 2016 Anthony Peck[17] Museum of Contemporary Art - La Jolla [18]
The Peck Family 2016 Santa Barbara, California Presented by DIFF and the Santa Barbara Sister City Board to commemorate Gregory Peck's centenary year. [19]
Alan Arkin
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September 25, 2014 Museum of Contemporary Art - La Jolla [20][21]
Laura Dern
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June 16, 2014 Jim Sheridan The Blasket Centre, Dún Chaoin [22][23]
Jean-Jacques Beineix
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March 18, 2011 The Phoenix Cinema - Dingle [24]
Stephen Frears
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March 20, 2010 The Phoenix Cinema - Dingle [25][26]
Jim Sheridan
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September 11, 2009 Anthony Peck The Phoenix Cinema - Dingle [27][28]
Gabriel Byrne
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2008 Veronique and Cecilia Peck (In attendance) Dingle "Gregory Peck Excellence in the Art of Film Award" [29][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "The Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film. | Dingle International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 2016-02-25. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  3. ^ "American Cousin: Gregory Peck". www.askaboutireland.ie. Archived from the original on 2017-03-01. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  4. ^ a b "Gabriel Byrne to Receive Peck Honour at Dingle | The Irish Film & Television Network". Dingle International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2 February 2013. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  5. ^ McDermott, Stephen. "One of Ireland's best-known film festivals has been forced to close its doors over a lack of funding". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  6. ^ de Staic, Brian. "Aglish Standing Stone Pendant". Brian de Staic. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  7. ^ "Brian de Staic's work sparkles at the Emmys". Independent.ie. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  8. ^ "New 2017 Golden Eagle Award Unveiled". www.finehomesandliving.com. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  9. ^ "Night Of The Stars Tribute". San Diego International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2022-10-08. Retrieved 2022-10-08.
  10. ^ Nissen, Dano (2019-09-05). "Laurence Fishburne, Jared Harris & Jillian Bell to be Feted at San Diego Intl. Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2019-09-05.
  11. ^ "Chatting with Laurence Fishburne as he heads back to town for San Diego Film Festival honor - The San Diego Union-Tribune". 2019-09-20. Archived from the original on 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2019-09-23.
  12. ^ "Column: San Diego International Film Festival draws celebrities — and fans from Mongolia". San Diego Union-Tribune. 2019-10-22. Retrieved 2019-10-24.
  13. ^ "Dingle International Film Festival announces Gregory Peck Award For Excellence in the Art of Film recipient Maurice Galway | Dingle International Film Festival". Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  14. ^ "Film star Gregory Peck's son to present award in Dingle". Radio Kerry. 2019-06-29. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  15. ^ "Keith Carradine receives Gregory Peck Award for Cinematic Excellence -". McKinnon Broadcasting. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  16. ^ Gray, Tim (2017-08-29). "Patrick Stewart to Be Saluted at 16th San Diego Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  17. ^ "Actor Anthony Peck speaks on stage at the 2016 San Diego..." Getty Images. Retrieved 2019-09-27.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (2016-07-14). "Annette Bening to Be Honored at San Diego International Film Festival". Variety. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  19. ^ "The Peck Family (2016) | Dingle International Film Festival". Archived from the original on 23 October 2019. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  20. ^ "Alan Arkin, Michelle Monaghan, To Receive San Diego Film Festival Honors". La Jolla Blue Book Blog. 2014-09-10. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  21. ^ McNary, Dave (2014-09-10). "Alan Arkin, Michelle Monaghan Set for San Diego Film Festival Honors". Variety. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  22. ^ "Laura Dern | Dingle International Film Festival". Dingle International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 23 October 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  23. ^ Hickey, Donal (2014-07-17). "Laura Dern falls in love with Ireland". www.irishexaminer.com. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  24. ^ "Jean-Jacques Beineix (2011) | Dingle International Film Festival". Dingle International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 27 Feb 2013. Retrieved 2019-09-08.
  25. ^ "Stephen Frears to receive Gregory Peck Award | Dingle International Film Festival". Dingle International Film Festival. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  26. ^ "Murphy, Frears for Dingle film festival". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  27. ^ "Jim Sheridan to receive Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film at Dingle Film Festival, Ireland. | Dingle International Film Festival". Dingle International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 19 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  28. ^ "Irish filmmaker Jim Sheridan to receive Gregory Peck Award". IrishCentral.com. 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2019-08-19.
  29. ^ "Gabriel Byrne (2008) | Dingle International Film Festival". Retrieved 2019-08-19.

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