Press group to honor actress Bates


The International Press Academy will honor Kathy Bates with the Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry at the 12th annual Satellite Awards on Dec. 16. The Oscar-winning actress was most recently seen in "Failure to Launch" with Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker and has directed several episodes of HBO's "Six Feet Under," one of which was nominated for a Directors Guild Award. Previous Mary Pickford winners include Jodie Foster, Francis Ford Coppola and Susan Sarandon.