Golden Boot Awards

Twenty-three years ago, veteran sidekick Pat Buttram conceived the notion for a special award to be given not only to our cowboy stars, but also to the writers, directors, character actors and stunt people who have contributed so much to the development and preservation of the western tradition in film and television.

From Pat's first presentation to Bob Steele of a fancy belt buckle embellished with a golden boot, the idea has grown into the gala we celebrate every year The Golden Boot Awards. Each year the event raises thousands of dollars for the Motion Picture and Television Fund.


Please click below to see a few samples of the tributes created by Nina Dilbeck and shown through the years.


Winner of the Founder's Award 2007inner

Opening Video for the 25th Anniversary of the Golden Boot Awards


Val Kilmer Tribute Randy Quaid Tribute
Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott Tommy Lee Jones
Clark Gable Colt Manufacturing Company
Westerns Channel Western Movies
Chuck Norris Ann-Margret
Gabby Hayes Powers Boothe
Wes Studi Joan Leslie
Buddy Van Horn Sidekicks
Clint Eastwood Viggo Mortensen
Lee Horsley Gene Autry



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