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Spike Lee and Others Set to Receive Academy’s Governor Awards

Spike Lee and Others Set to Receive Academy’s Governor Awards


This Years Honorary Oscars Go To…

On November 14, 2015 the Seventh Annual Governor’s Awards will be honoring famed and highly controversial director Spike Lee along with actress Gena Rowlands and famed golden age actress Debbie Reynolds (mother of Carrie Fisher) with the Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The event will not be televised.

Spike Lee is one of the most famous directors of the past few decades with many of the director’s fans still crying foul that his “Do The Right Thing” lost to “Driving Miss Daisy.” Despite this, he has stayed a major figure in independent filmmaking. True, in the past couple of years he has gotten into controversies over and over but his effect on popular culture cannot be understated. Gena Rowlands has had a steady presence on television, stage, and film since the 1950s. Most younger audiences might remember her best from “The Notebook.” And finally Debbie Reynolds will be honored for her work with helping found the Thalians, a charity organization dedicated to helping and raising awareness for those with mental health issues. She even served as the group’s president from 1957 to 2011 off and on as well as being an iconic actress from some truly iconic movies like “Singin’ In The Rain.”

The Governor’s Awards used to be apart of the Oscars ceremony but in 2009 broke into its own event immediately becoming a major institution in Hollywood. This is also the first time in 4 years where the Academy only nominated three people. They have the option of nominating 4 figures they feel deserving of the honorary Oscar, one person for the humanitarian award and the forth for the Irving Thalberg Award for producers and their whole filmography. Last year’s recipients were Hayao Miyazaki, Harry Belafonte, Maureen O’Hara, and Jean-Claude Carrière. The regular Oscars ceremony will be held February 28, 2016.

Who else do you think is deserving of this award?

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Eric grew up with a simple childhood. At age 11 a six fingered man murdered his father in front of his eyes, while his mother died defending him from an attack from a sharptooth, then an evil toon dropped a piano from 15 stories onto his brother's head and then on top of all of that while on the job he was brutally shot up and left for dead but was rebuilt as a robotic cop to get his revenge. ...Oooorr maybe he just watched a lot of movies growing up and got really into them. From a young age Eric realized learning things like science, math, people's names etc. took some real effort but could easily remember practically all the dialog/plot details from a random movie he watched on tv years ago. He knew from a young age that he wanted to make movies and never strayed from that. Going to college to get an education in film production and working on movie sets whenever it can be fit into his schedule. Get him into a room full of people he doesn't know and over time you may eventually get him to open up but just mention some movies and he'll talk for hours, never afraid to (respectfully) argue with fellow movie nerds. Now he puts that love and energy toward writing for

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Eric Pace

I still say Christopher Lee deserves a Honorary Oscar!







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