The National Cowboy Museum will honor the best in Western entertainment during the 60th anniversary Western Heritage Awards.
Two C&I entertainment favorites, News of the World and Yellowstone, will be honored September 17 – 18, 2021 alongside some of the biggest names in Western literature, music, television and film. In addition to the 2021 honorees, individuals from 2020 will be recognized during the "Oscars of the West." Check out the 2021 honorees below.
The King of Taos: A Novel by the late Max Evans, published by the University of New Mexico Press.
Sand Creek and the Tragic End of a Lifeway by Louis Kraft, published by the University of Oklahoma Press
Making a Hand: The Art of H.D. Bugbee by Michael Grauer, published by Texas A&M University Press
Silverbelly by S.J. Dahlstrom, published by Paul Dry Books.
“Transitions in the Changing West: The Photographic Legacy of Jessamine Spear Johnson,” by Tempe J. Javitz, published in Montana: The Magazine of Western History by the Montana Historical Society
Second Wind by Patricia Frolander, published by High Plains Press
Original Western Composition
“El Caballo Del Fuego,” recording artist Doug Figgs/The Cowboy Way, composed by Doug Figgs, Floyd Beard, Mariam Funke
Traditional Western Album
A Place to Land, recording artist Kristyn Harris, produced by Aaron Meador
Film & Television
Western Lifestyle Program
Today’s Wild West, E307 produced by Mark Bedor at Today’s Wild West LLC
Theatrical Motion Picture
News of the World, starring Tom Hanks, produced by Universal Pictures
Charlie Russell’s Old West, by coproducer and director Gus Chambers and writer and coproducer Paul Zalis at MontanaPBS
“I Killed a Man Today," Yellowstone, S3, E8 starring Kevin Costner, written by Taylor Sheridan
For more information on the Western Heritage Awards, click here.
Photography: Emerson Miller/ Paramount Pictures, MPTV Images