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Demme, Douglas, Huston, Tarantino to Present at Governors Awards

Demme, Douglas, Huston, Tarantino to Present at Governors Awards

October 29, 2009 - Beverly Hills, CA

Winners Jonathan Demme, Anjelica Huston and Quentin Tarantino, along with past Honorary Award recipient Kirk Douglas, will be among the presenters at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inaugural Governors Awards event on November 14, 2009, Academy President Tom Sherak announced today.

(Anjelica Huston on 06-05-09 - Los Angeles Screening of 'Home - - All Rights Reserved)

The evening will feature presentations of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-executive John Calley, and Honorary Awards to actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Roger Corman and cinematographer Gordon Willis.

Demme, Douglas, Huston and Tarantino will join 600 invited guests at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood; Highland Center; to celebrate the careers of Bacall, Calley, Corman and Willis, who each have made lasting contributions to the motion

picture industry.

The black-tie dinner event will include film clips as well as remarks from the honorees, their colleagues and admirers.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given to an individual for extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.

The Thalberg Award, a bust of the legendary motion picture executive, is given to a creative producer whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.

The Governors Awards presentation is being produced for the Academy by Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen in association with Emmy-winning producer Don Mischer.


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema.

In addition to the annual Academy Awards in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history.

Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.




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