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100 BAFTA Moments - Steven Spielberg Receives the BAFTA Fellowship in 1986

7 February 2015

1 day to go - the director received the award 29 years ago

As we reach the final moment of our 100 day countdown to the EE British Academy Film Awards, we dedicate it to Steven Spielberg receiving his BAFTA Fellowship. 

Spielberg was only 39 when he got the accolade, and would go on to direct classics such as Jurassic Park (1993), Schindler's List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). Yet such was the esteem he was held in even then that it was entirely appropriate that the filmmaker behind Jaws (1975), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) would be honoured by BAFTA in this way. 

IGN celebrated Spielberg's Fellowship, find out more

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