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Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024
Mel Brooks received his second Oscar Tuesday night at a private dinner in the heart of Hollywood. The event, the 14th Governors Awards, was untelevised but the crowd was as starry as they come with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Christopher Nolan, Leonardo DiCaprio, Penélope Cruz, Natalie Portman...
Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022
Four standing ovations in one night might seem a little over-the-top, even by Hollywood standards. But at the Governors Awards Saturday night, where Michael J. Fox, Euzhan Palcy, Peter Weir and Diane Warren were celebrated with honorary Oscar statuettes, each moment felt worthy.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022
Director Euzhan Palcy has made history more than a few times in her four decades in the movie business.
She was the first Black woman to direct a film produced by a major studio (MGM's "A Dry White Season"), the first Black director of any gender to win the César Award in France, the...
Saturday, Mar. 26, 2022
Elaine May was the last to arrive and the first to leave at the Governors Awards on Friday in Los Angeles.
Her fellow honorees, Samuel L. Jackson, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover, all arrived hours earlier, each holding court at the Ray Dolby Ballroom, posing for photos and enjoying their...
Thursday, Mar. 24, 2022
Liv Ullmann likes to say that she's given away many Oscars in her life. But she's not talking about losing.
The great Norwegian actor was once a frequent presenter at the awards. She called Peter Finch's name for his posthumous Oscar for "Network" and stood beside Roger Moore when Sacheen...
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to postpone the Governors Awards, which bestow honorary Oscars, due to concerns over the omicron variant.
New plans will come at a later date, an academy spokesperson said Wednesday. The untelevised but always star-studded event...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
In 1977, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller became the first woman to ever be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards. Although she didn't win that year — "Rocky" director John G. Avildsen did — the 91-year-old with the famous white glasses will finally get an Oscar of her own Sunday at...
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
When Geena Davis got a message on a Saturday morning that the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences needed to speak to her urgently, she thought "I hope I'm not in trouble."
It was quite the opposite. The call was to inform Davis that she had been selected to...
Monday, Nov. 19, 2018
Steven Spielberg teased Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall about the beginnings of their relationship, actress Cicely Tyson brought more than a few people to tears while proudly clutching her Oscar and publicist Marvin Levy sang a few lines from "Hamilton" to an audience that included Lin-...