Suggestion: MacArthur Genius Grantees

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The MacArthur Fellows Program, MacArthur Fellowship, or "Genius Grant" is a prize awarded annually by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation typically to between 20 and 30 individuals, working in any field, who have shown "extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction" and are citizens or residents of the United States. 

Which of these movie- or TV-related who has won a MacArthur Genius is closest to genius in your mind? 

Henry Louis Gates - 1981 
Cormac McCarthy - 1981 
Frederick Wiseman - 1982 
John Sayles - 1983 
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala - 1984 
Charles Burnett - 1988 
Jon Else - 1988 
Errol Morris - 1989 
Yvonne Rainer - 1990 
Marcel Ophüls -1991 
Julie Taymor - 1991 
Ernest J. Gaines - 1993 
Allison Anders - 1995 
Louis J. Massiah - 1996 
Anna Deavere Smith - 1996 
Suzan-Lori Parks - 2001 
Stanley Nelson Sr. - 2002 
Edet Belzberg - 2005 
John Zorn - 2006 
James Longley - 2009 
David Simon - 2010 
Natalia Almada - 2012 
Laura Poitras - 2012 
Joshua Oppenheimer - 2014 
Lin-Manuel Miranda - 2015 

List: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls066571725 
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