What are the Oscars?

The Academy Awards, also known as Oscars, are awards given annually since 1929 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). These aim to reward the personalities and movies that stood out in the previous year in the most diverse categories in the film industry.

All Honorary Awards categories

This list presents all categories that exist or have existed at the Academy Awards ceremony related to Honorary Awards. Categories that have acquired different nomenclatures over the years appear in this list separately.

Category
Award of Commendation
Gordon E. Sawyer Award
Honorary Award
Honorary Foreign Language Film Award
Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation
Medal of Commendation
Scientific and Technical Award (Academy Award of Merit)
Scientific and Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering Award)
Scientific and Technical Award (Special Award)
Scientific and Technical Award (Technical Achievement Award)
Scientific or Technical Award (Academy Award of Merit)
Scientific or Technical Award (Class I)
Scientific or Technical Award (Class II)
Scientific or Technical Award (Class III)
Scientific or Technical Award (Scientific and Engineering Award)
Scientific or Technical Award (Technical Achievement Award)
Special Achievement Award
Special Achievement Award (Sound Editing)
Special Achievement Award (Sound Effects Editing)
Special Achievement Award (Sound Effects)
Special Achievement Award (Visual Effects)
Special Award
Special Foreign Language Film Award