Wednesday, August 25, 2010

LA Times-Coppola and Godard To Be Awarded Honorary Oscars

Francis Ford Coppola: Claudio Onorati/EPA
(Story reported by Susan King for the LA Times)

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Wednesday that it would present "The Godfather" director-producer Francis Ford Coppola with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award and give honorary Oscars to British film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, French "New Wave" director Jean-Luc Godard, who made his feature directorial debut 50 years ago with the seminal "Breathless," and veteran actor Eli Wallach, who has appeared in such films as "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly."

The four awards will be handed out at the academy's second annual Governors Awards dinner Nov. 13 at the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center.

Until last year, these awards were presented during the Oscar ceremony. But in 2009 the board decided to give the honorees their own nontelevised celebratory dinner.
(Click here to read the full story on the LA Times website)

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