The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award (AMPAS)
Named for the famed MGM head of production who died in 1936, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the Thalberg Award on an irregular basis "to creative producers whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production." Unlike lifetime achievement Oscars -- which are usually presented to people at or after the end of their careers -- the Thalberg is usually awarded to producers who are at the apex of their careers. Darryl F. Zanuck received three Thalbergs; Hal B. Wallis received two; and Zanuck's son, Richard, and his production partner, David Brown, received the award jointly. Recipients are listed in order of the year of their awards.