The Grey School of Wizardry is proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual Obie Awards!
As a school of Wizardry we like to recognize public figures who have exhibited visionary wisdom in works, who exemplify and portray the ideals of Wizardry as reflected in the lives and legends of those who have been regarded as Wizards throughout myth and history. Wizards who have inspired others to pursue a path of wisdom, and who have advanced the public understanding and acceptance of Wizardry in the modern world. By the same criteria we apply to famous Wizards of the past, we wish to honor selected modern figures for their distinguished service with this ancient title of respect: “Master Wizard.” This is a lifetime achievement award, and is given only once to any individual.
This award of recognition for “Master Wizard” is named in honor of renowned Wizard Oberon Zell, Founder and Headmaster of the Grey School of Wizardry. Oberon is an esteemed Elder in the worldwide magickal community, and he has been instrumental in the coalescence of the modern Earth Religion movement since the early 1960s, founding several significant organizations, alliances and publications. Oberon is the author of Grimoire for the Apprentice Wizard (2004), Companion for the Apprentice Wizard (2006), A Wizard’s Bestiary (2006), and other books of myth, magick and Mysterie!
Without further ado, Lets announce our 2020 award winners!
For the Category of Graphic Novels/Comics, the Winner is Walt Simonson! (Thor, 1983-‘87)
For the Category of Television Portrayal—Wizard or Witch, the Winner is Melissa Joan Hart! (Sabrina the Teenage Witch—1996-2003)
For the Category of Film Portrayal—Wizard, the Winner is Benedict Cumberbatch! (Dr. Strange—2016)
For the Category of Science at the Edge, the Winner is Michio Kaku! (professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center)
For the Category of Visionaries, the we have two Winners! They are, Warren Buffet (American business magnate nicknamed the "Wizard of Omaha") and Elon Musk (Tesla, Paypal, SpaceX)
For the Category of Visual Arts the Winner is Ciro Marchetti! (visionary artist and Taroist. His work has been published as posters and Jigsaw puzzles worldwide and reproduced in magazines.)
For the Category of Film Portrayal—Witch, the Winner is Eva Green! (Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine, headmistress of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children—2016)
For the Category of Magickal Literature, the Winner is Philip Pullman! (His Dark Materials)
For the Category of Illusion Magic, the Winner is Michael Carbonaro! (The Carbonaro Effect)
For the Category of Bardic Arts, the Winner is Stevie Nicks! (singer, songwriter)
And last but not least; For the Category of Film Production, the Winner is Tim Burton! (Beetlejuice; Edward Scissorhands; Nightmare Before Christmas; Dark Shadows; Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)
Congratulations to all these fine Wizards and we here at GSW look forward to next year's Master Wizard Awards!