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Academy’s Governors Awards: Michael J. Fox Tapped for Hersholt Award, Diane Warren, Peter Weir and Euzhan Palcy Set for Honorary Oscars

Beloved actor and Parkinson’s disease activist Michael J. Fox will be celebrated with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award while 13-time songwriting Oscar bridesmaid Diane Warren, six-time directing-writing Oscar runner-up Peter Weir and trailblazing Black director Euzhan Palcy will collect honorary Oscars at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 13th Governors Awards on Nov. […]

Oscars: Governors Awards Honor Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May, Liv Ullmann and Danny Glover

Oscars weekend kicked off with an unusually cozy and loose Governors Awards show Friday night. Samuel L. Jackson,  Elaine May and Liv Ullmann were on hand to receive their honorary Oscars, and Danny Glover to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, at the Academy’s 2022 Governors Awards in Hollywood. The scaled-down but still elegant awards […]

Samuel L. Jackson Undecided on What He’ll Say When He Gets His Honorary Oscar

Samuel L. Jackson says he hasn’t settled on a podium strategy for the March 25 Governors Awards, where he is to receive an honorary Oscar. “They keep saying something about a speech but I don’t know what I want to stand there and read something off a teleprompter or just stand there, feeling however I […]

Oscars: Academy Reschedules Governors Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 12th annual Governors Awards, which was postponed from its originally scheduled date of Jan. 15, 2022 due to a COVID-19 surge, have been rescheduled for March 25, the Friday before Oscars Sunday, the Academy announced on Wednesday. The rescheduled event will still take place at the Ray […]

Oscars: Governors Awards Postponed Due to COVID Surge

The 12th annual Academy Governors Awards, which was set for Jan. 15, has been postponed because of the recent surge in COVID cases, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann were to receive honorary Oscars and Danny Glover was to receive the Jean Hersholt […]

Oscars: Jennifer Fox to Produce Governors Awards Again

Oscar-nominated producer Jennifer Fox will produce the 12th Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Jan. 15, 2022, the organization announced Monday. That night, at the newly renovated Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City, honorary Oscars will be presented to Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullmann, and the Jean […]

Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May, Liv Ullmann to Receive Honorary Oscars; Danny Glover to Get Jean Hersholt Award

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards will return in 2022, following a year off due to the pandemic, with an exciting and diverse roster of legendary honorees. Actor Samuel L. Jackson, actress-writer-director Elaine May and actress Liv Ullmann will be presented with honorary Oscars, and actor Danny Glover will be presented […]

Director Sofia Coppola Reveals Why “The Camera Department Is the Best Place to Be”

The self-professed photography nerd — the 2021 American Society of Cinematographers' choice for its annual Board of Governors Award — opens up about pivoting to TV and the upcoming Oscars' history-making duo of female director nominees. 

Governors Awards: Oscar Contenders Out in Force as Academy Presents Special Honors

Jamie Foxx emceed, Eddie Murphy cameoed and Christian Bale, Laura Dern, Greta Gerwig, Tom Hanks and Constance Wu presented at Sunday night's Governors Awards.

Governors Awards: Honorees Lina Wertmüller, Geena Davis Call for Gender Parity in Hollywood

The Academy honored Geena Davis, David Lynch, Wes Studi and Lina Wertmüller at Sunday night's Governors Awards.

Governors Awards: Lina Wertmüller Feted by Fellow Female Best Director Oscar Nominees

The 91-year-old Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller received an honorary Oscar on Sunday, presented by Jane Campion and Greta Gerwig.

History-Making Director Lina Wertmüller on Working With Fellini

Before she accepts an honorary Oscar at Sunday's Governors Awards, the 91-year-old Italian filmmaker reflects on her career and why she doesn't think of herself as a feminist.