Aardman Slapstick: Legacy Award
LegacySomething handed down from an ancestor or a predecessor or from the past
The “Legacy Award” is for performers who have created work in the wake and in the spirit of the late great silent comics including Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Laurel & Hardy.
The Legacy Medal is a very special award bestowed upon artists who continue to work to keep the spirit of slapstick alive.
2022: Tiswas Team
2021: Remy Archer & Tom Gaskin
In recognition creating significant new work in the medium of silent and visual comedy.
Cited Work: Snake Oil (2020): Remy and Tom Gaskin create a Keatonesque celebration of visual comedy and a passionate homage to the great stoRemy and Tom Gaskin create a Keatonesque celebration of visual comedy as a passionate homage to the great stone face.
2018: The Young Ones
Presented to Nigel Planer, Alexei Sayle and Lise Mayer in recognition of ‘The Young Ones’ outstanding contribution to visual / slapstick comedy.
Cited work: The Young Ones (1982-1984)
2017: Roy Hudd
Cited Work: The Maladjusted Busker (1966)
Roy Hudd (Performer)
John Law (Writer)
2016: Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith & David Kerr
In recognition of keeping the silent comedy format alive.
Cited works include: Inside No. 9 ‘A Quite Night In’ (2014)
2015: Matt Lucas
For outstanding dedication to visual comedy.
Cited works include: Little Britain, Shooting Stars, Pompidou