Mary Pickford Award

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The Mary Pickford Award is an honorary Satellite Award bestowed by the International Press Academy. It is “IPA’s most prestigious honor” and as an award “for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry” it reflects a lifetime of achievement.[1]

The award is named for Mary Pickford, early pioneer of the film industry, who began her career as a child actress and went on to become "America's Sweetheart" and a co-founder of United Artists Studios with fellow filmmakers Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks and D. W. Griffith.[1]

The award was first presented to Rod Steiger at the 1st Golden Satellite Awards. Edward James Olmos is the latest recipient.

The trophy awarded to the honorees is a bust of Canadian American motion picture actress Mary Pickford cast in bronze, on a marble base, inscribed for the recipient. It was designed by Sarajevan sculptor Dragan Radenović.[2]



  1. ^ a b "Mary Pickford Award". International Press Academy. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  2. ^ "International Press Academy Awards". International Press Academy. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Mirjana Van Blaricom (1 February 2019). "The International Press Academy Honors Rade Serbedzija With its Prestigious Mary Pickford Award". International Press Academy.

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