The award honors motion picture achievements that are not covered by existing Academy Awards, although past winners of competitive Academy Awards are not excluded from receiving the Honorary Award.
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- "Honorary Award: About". Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 17 July 2014. Retrieved 2017-02-27.
- Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "About Academy Awards: Honorary Award". Official Academy Award Website. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) Oscars.org. Archived from the original (Web) on 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-07-29.
The Academy's Honorary Award is given to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy. It is given at the discretion of the Board of Governors and is not necessarily given every year, although the last year it was not given before 2008 was 1987.