Governors Awards

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The Governors Awards presentation is an annual award ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.wikipedia
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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The Governors Awards presentation is an annual award ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.
In addition, the Academy holds the Governors Awards annually for lifetime achievement in film; presents Scientific and Technical Awards annually; gives Student Academy Awards annually to filmmakers at the undergraduate and graduate level; awards up to five Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting annually; and operates the Margaret Herrick Library (at the Fairbanks Center for Motion Picture Study) in Beverly Hills, California, and the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Academy Honorary Award

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Three awards that signify lifetime achievement within the film industry – the Academy Honorary Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award – are presented at this ceremony.
Since 2009, the Honorary Award has been presented at the annual Governors Awards rather than at the Academy Awards.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

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Three awards that signify lifetime achievement within the film industry – the Academy Honorary Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award – are presented at this ceremony.
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) at the Governors Awards ceremonies for an individual's "outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes".

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award

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Three awards that signify lifetime achievement within the film industry – the Academy Honorary Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award – are presented at this ceremony.
The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards ceremonies to "creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production."

Academy Awards

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Prior to this, these three awards were formally presented during the main Academy Awards ceremony, which now conducts a short mention and appearance of the awards recipients after displaying a montage of the Governors Awards presentation.
Governors Awards:

Kevin Brownlow

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Academy Honorary Award: Kevin Brownlow, Jean-Luc Godard, and Eli Wallach
Brownlow received an Academy Honorary Award at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards given by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on 13 November 2010.

Eli Wallach

Academy Honorary Award: Kevin Brownlow, Jean-Luc Godard, and Eli Wallach
Wallach received BAFTA Awards, Tony Awards and Emmy Awards for his work, and received an Academy Honorary Award at the second annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010.

Steve Martin

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Academy Honorary Award: Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi
He was awarded an Honorary Academy Award at the Academy's 5th Annual Governors Awards in 2013.

John Calley

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award: John Calley
He was honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the inaugural Governors Awards ceremony on November 11, 2009.

Gordon Willis

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Academy Honorary Award: Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, and Gordon Willis
In 2009, at the inaugural Governors Awards, the Academy chose Willis as the recipient of the Academy Honorary Award for his life's work.

Lauren Bacall

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Academy Honorary Award: Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, and Gordon Willis
The award was presented at the inaugural Governors Awards on November 14, 2009.

Harry Belafonte

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Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Harry Belafonte
In 2014, he received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Academy's 6th Annual Governors Awards.

Jean-Claude Carrière

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Academy Honorary Award: Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, and Maureen O'Hara
Academy Honorary Award (2014) for lifetime achievement (at Governors Awards)

Roger Corman

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Academy Honorary Award: Lauren Bacall, Roger Corman, and Gordon Willis
In 2010, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Corman with an Academy Honorary Award at the inaugural Governors Awards, on November 14, 2009.

Hal Needham

Academy Honorary Award: D. A. Pennebaker, Hal Needham and George Stevens Jr.
In 2012 he was awarded a Governors Award by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, where he was introduced by Quentin Tarantino.

Angela Lansbury

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Academy Honorary Award: Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and Piero Tosi
In November 2013, she received an Academy Honorary Award for her lifetime achievement at the Governors Awards.

Hayao Miyazaki

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Academy Honorary Award: Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki, and Maureen O'Hara
Miyazaki was awarded the Academy Honorary Award at the Governors Awards in November 2014.

Jeffrey Katzenberg

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Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg
In recognition of his efforts, Katzenberg received the 85th Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2013 American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Governors Awards Presentation on December 1 at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

Gena Rowlands

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Academy Honorary Award: Spike Lee and Gena Rowlands
At the 2015 Governors Awards, she received an Honorary Academy Award.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs gave a speech in support of France following the November 2015 Paris attacks the day before.
Boone Isaacs also oversaw the Governors Awards, where honorary lifetime achievement awards are given.

Owen Roizman

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He received an Academy Honorary Award at the 9th Governors Awards ceremony in 2017.

Jackie Chan

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* Academy Honorary Award: Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, Lynn Stalmaster and Frederick Wiseman
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has awarded Chan an honorary Oscar for his "extraordinary achievements" in film at the 8th Annual Governors Awards ceremony on 12 November 2016.

Charles Burnett (director)

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* Academy Honorary Award: Agnès Varda, Charles Burnett, Donald Sutherland and Owen Roizman
In September 2017 it was announced that Burnett was to receive a Governors Award – known as an "honorary Oscar" – from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Hollywood and Highland Center

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The Governors Awards presentation is an annual award ceremony hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center, in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California.

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Prior to this, these three awards were formally presented during the main Academy Awards ceremony, which now conducts a short mention and appearance of the awards recipients after displaying a montage of the Governors Awards presentation.