AMPAS chooses Governors’ Awards winners

Coppola, Brownlow, Godard, Wallach to be honored

Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola will receive the Thalberg Award and historian Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach will receive honorary Oscars at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ second Governors Awards ceremonies, Nov. 13 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.

The kudos were voted Tuesday night by the org’s board of governors, though an announcement was held off until the Academy could notify all the recipients.

Sid Ganis will produce the non-televised event, as previously announced (Daily Variety, March 25).

This will mark the second time for the separate ceremony, after last year’s Nov. 14 rites, in which John Calley received the Thalberg Award and Honorary Oscars went to Roger Corman, Gordon Willis and Lauren Bacall.

When the Acad last year announced the Governors Awards as Oscar’s first separate offshoot rites, some within and outside the org expressed skepticism. However, after the event, the few hundred attendees generally conceded that it was a great success.

Time constraints are always a consideration during the Oscarcast, and many AMPAS board members had previously been reluctant to vote more than one or two special achievement honors each year, for fear of lengthening the ceremony even further.

By having a separate evening, the org board decided they could salute as many people as they wanted, and could give sufficient time to each honoree, with tributes from multiple co-workers and friends for each person, as well as plentiful film clips. By keeping the number of attendees down and making a private ceremony of the dinner-and-presentations, AMPAS said at the time it wanted to invoke the early days of the Academy Awards.

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