Past Winners

Past Winners of HIFF Lifetime Achievement Award

Louis Gossett Jr.

Academy Award, Emmy & Golden Globe Winner
An Officer and a Gentleman, Diggstown, Iron Eagle, “Roots”

Burt Young

Academy Award nominee
Rocky, Back to School, Rocky sequels

Eric Roberts

Academy Award nominee
The Pope of Greenwich Village, The Expendables, The Specialistsequels

Robert Loggia

Academy Award & Emmy Nominee
Scarface, Independence Day, Jagged Edge, Big

Cloris Leachman

Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 19-Time Emmy Winner & Nominee

Paul Sorvino

Goodfellas, The Firm, Romeo + Juliet, Nixon

Danny Aiello

Academy Award Nominee
Moonstruck, Do the Right Thing, The Professional, 29th Street

Armand Assante

4-time Golden Globe/2-time Emmy Winner & Nominee
“Gotti”, American Gangster, Private Benjamin

Billy Dee Williams

Emmy nominee Carroll Baker (Academy Award Nominee & Golden Globe Winner)
Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Batman, Lady Sings the Blues, How the West Was Won,
Baby Doll, Kindergarten Cop

Charles Durning

2-Time Academy Award, 4-Time Golden Globe, 8-Time Emmy winner & nominee
Tootsie, The Sting, O’ Brother Where Art Thou

Past Excellence in Acting Award Winners

Michael Biehn

Terminator, Tombstone, The Seventh Sign

Joyce DeWitt

“Three’s Company”, Rock Story, Snapshot

Mike Starr

Dumb & Dumbe, The Black Dhalia, Summer of Sam, Ed Wood

Martin Kove

Karate Kid movies, Rambo, “Cagney & Lacey”