Honorary Oscar recipients to be determined tonight

Posted by · 5:19 pm · August 24th, 2010

So says Steve Pond at The Odds.  So let’s put the question out there: Who deserves their own consolation golden guy?




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  • 1 8-24-2010 at 5:34 pm

    Gustavo said...

    I bet nobody will agree but here it goes anyway: BRIAN DE PALMA!

  • 2 8-24-2010 at 5:44 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    I would fully support that motion.

  • 3 8-24-2010 at 5:46 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Still, the obvious choice is Jennifer Aniston.

  • 4 8-24-2010 at 5:48 pm

    Jim T said...

    Angela Lansbury, Christopher Lee. Maybe I’ll think of more people later.

  • 5 8-24-2010 at 5:49 pm

    Jim T said...

    Guy, you’re being silly! If that happens, they won’t give her a competitive one later! :p

    To be honest, I’d really like it if she at least got a nomination in the future.

  • 6 8-24-2010 at 5:50 pm

    Jim T said...

    Sorry for the three-in-a-row but I think she should take Sandra’s place in the upcoming Daldry-Roth movie. Not that Sandra is a sure thing yet.

  • 7 8-24-2010 at 6:12 pm

    Cengiz said...

    Angela Lansbury!

  • 8 8-24-2010 at 6:21 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Danny Glover

  • 9 8-24-2010 at 6:26 pm

    Al said...

    Ed Asner.

  • 10 8-24-2010 at 6:29 pm

    Lance said...

    These would all be fun recipients:

    Burt Reynolds, Harrison Ford, Steve Martin, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Ann Margaret, Lynn Redgrave, Gena Rowlands, Isabelle Adjani and if you’re going to give it an actor who has already won why don’t they give one to Meryl Streep (she’s at the point in her career similar to when Spielberg won his).

  • 11 8-24-2010 at 6:29 pm

    Chris said...

    Angela Lansbury, David Lynch and Christopher Lee.

  • 12 8-24-2010 at 6:33 pm

    Carson Dyle said...

    Eli Wallach.

  • 13 8-24-2010 at 6:33 pm

    Lance said...

    Albert Finney would be my top choice for a male. Norman Jewison for a Director (but he might have already received on)

  • 14 8-24-2010 at 6:40 pm

    Loyal said...

    Clearly James Cameron.

  • 15 8-24-2010 at 6:53 pm

    Drew Choiniere said...

    Liv Ullmann, Catherine Deneuve, Angela Lansbury, Albert Finney, Roger Deakins, Max Von Sydow, Gena Rowlands, Steve Martin, Harrison Ford.

  • 16 8-24-2010 at 6:54 pm

    Billyboy said...

    Woody Allen, although he wouldn’t show up.

    Roman Polanski, although he wouldn’t show up

    Gena Rowlands cleary deserves it

    Liv Ulmann

  • 17 8-24-2010 at 6:55 pm

    starbucks10172 said...

    Marni Nixon, whose quite contribution to cinema will never be fully appreciated.

    Though personally, I think Max Von Sydow or Joan Plowright are clear choices too.

  • 18 8-24-2010 at 6:57 pm

    Vance said...

    I second Albert Finney. Maybe Christopher Plummer?

    If I had vote it’d be Gene Hackman. Poor ol’ Gene hasn’t been around for a while and although he’s got two Oscars at home as it is, I think he’s generally respected enough for it to make sense.

  • 19 8-24-2010 at 7:09 pm

    Drew Choiniere said...

    Christopher Plummer, Isabelle Huppert, Maureen O’Hara, Shirley MacLaine, Mia Farrow, Donald Sutherland.

  • 20 8-24-2010 at 7:21 pm

    JP said...

    Albert Finney or Cristopher Lee

  • 21 8-24-2010 at 7:29 pm

    Oscar said...

    1º Angela Lansbury
    2º Christopher Lee
    3º Liv Ullmann
    4º Christopher Plummer
    5º Albert Finney
    6º Max Von Sydow
    7º Eli Wallach
    8º George Lucas

  • 22 8-24-2010 at 7:32 pm

    Oscar said...

    James Caan, Lily Tomlin, Betty White

  • 23 8-24-2010 at 7:54 pm

    Nick said...

    Definitely Angela Lansbury and Brian de Palma..
    Donald Sutherland, Albert Finney, Max von Sydow, Eli Wallach and/or Christopher Plummer would be nice.
    I would love to see a posthumous recognition of Bela Lugosi’s work
    Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders
    Does anyone know if Hal Ashby has ever won? And three of Ingmar Bergman’s movies won in the Foreign Language category, but did he receive the awards? (not sure about the regulations at that time)

  • 24 8-24-2010 at 8:25 pm

    Jacob S. said...

    This is never gonna happen, but Bill Murray.

  • 25 8-24-2010 at 9:09 pm

    Hans said...

    I second Ann-Margret. She could be the Betty White-like sensation of 2010/2011.

  • 26 8-24-2010 at 9:10 pm

    Bing147 said...

    Liv Ullmann and Max Von Sydow come immediately to mind…

  • 27 8-24-2010 at 9:15 pm

    John Y. said...

    It’d be great if they gave one to Roger Ebert.

  • 28 8-24-2010 at 9:22 pm

    JFK said...

    Doris Day

  • 29 8-24-2010 at 10:28 pm

    Brian said...

    Ebert would kind of be incredible.

    Christopher Lee, all the way.

  • 30 8-24-2010 at 10:50 pm

    SJG said...

    ANGELA LANSBURY

    Also, did I mention Angela Lansbury?

  • 31 8-24-2010 at 10:50 pm

    SJG said...

    And I love the thought of Christopher Lee, but… in all seriousness, probably not. Don’t see that one happening.

  • 32 8-25-2010 at 12:31 am

    le duff pascal said...

    honorary Oscars. Wait, it won’t happen during the ceremony but before ( the GREAT way Lauren Bacall stood for 20 seconds near her seat this year.. ). Oh, wait again, they are dead ! I don’t think Haley Joel Osment or anybody else see dead people receive lifetime achievement oscars. I totally support the following choices : Harrison Ford ( just received his one from the French academy last February, we beat you up to it ), ANGELA LANSBURY, MAX VON SYDOW and ELI WALLACH ( great in his late comeback, even in duds like The Holiday ), ALAIN DELON ( an icon and a wide range of acting abilities ), Gena Rowlands, Burt Reynolds, David Lynch, Christopher Lee, Albert Finney, Liv Ullmann, Catherine Deneuve, Roger Deakins, Christopher Plummer, Maureen O’Hara, Brian de Palma, Mia Farrow, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Huppert. I’ll add : Tony Curtis, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Ken Loach, Takeshi Kitano, Aki Kaurismaki, Werner Herzog, Jacqueline Bisset, Mario Monicelli, Pierre Etaix, Peter and Jane Fonda. There’s enough choice among those ones. And why not to Olivia de Havilland or Micheline Presle and Danielle Darrieux ( French legends from the 30ies, still acting today ) or Rob Schneider ( oops, one beer too many, sorry ). There must be techicians and composers to think of too.. Careers on the big screen for Ed Asner and Betty White are too limited il spite of their respective talents. If they failed to give it to Richard Widmark in spite of talent AND career, forget about those two. Jennifer Aniston will be nominated before they receive this award. And yes, Norman Jewison received one.

  • 33 8-25-2010 at 12:32 am

    le duff pascal said...

    Sorry, my first line disappeared, so if you can please erase the previous comment, thank you.. I am looking forward to seeing Lynn Redgrave and Hal Ashby walk on that stage to receive their honorary Oscars. Wait, it won’t happen during the ceremony but before ( the GREAT way Lauren Bacall stood for 20 seconds near her seat this year.. ). Oh, wait again, they are dead ! I don’t think Haley Joel Osment or anybody else see dead people receive lifetime achievement oscars. I totally support the following choices : Harrison Ford ( just received his one from the French academy last February, we beat you up to it ), ANGELA LANSBURY, MAX VON SYDOW and ELI WALLACH ( great in his late comeback, even in duds like The Holiday ), ALAIN DELON ( an icon and a wide range of acting abilities ), Gena Rowlands, Burt Reynolds, David Lynch, Christopher Lee, Albert Finney, Liv Ullmann, Catherine Deneuve, Roger Deakins, Christopher Plummer, Maureen O’Hara, Brian de Palma, Mia Farrow, Donald Sutherland, Isabelle Huppert. I’ll add : Tony Curtis, Dario Argento, John Carpenter, Ken Loach, Takeshi Kitano, Aki Kaurismaki, Werner Herzog, Jacqueline Bisset, Mario Monicelli, Pierre Etaix, Peter and Jane Fonda. There’s enough choice among those ones. And why not to Olivia de Havilland or Micheline Presle and Danielle Darrieux ( French legends from the 30ies, still acting today ) or Rob Schneider ( oops, one beer too many, sorry ). There must be techicians and composers to think of too.. Careers on the big screen for Ed Asner and Betty White are too limited il spite of their respective talents. If they failed to give it to Richard Widmark in spite of talent AND career, forget about those two. Jennifer Aniston will be nominated before they receive this award. And yes, Norman Jewison received one.

  • 34 8-25-2010 at 1:38 am

    Chris said...

    How about Jean-Luc Godard and Catherine Deneuve who I think haven’t been mentioned by anyone yet?
    Or maybe a casting director. Since they don’t get to win a regular award at the ceremony, it’d be fair to honour one of them to show some respect.
    Also, Michael J. Fox, because his career’s pretty much over, and seriously, the guy was Marty McFly.

  • 35 8-25-2010 at 4:29 am

    The Other James D. said...

    Goddess Extraordinaire Angela Lansbury.

    DO IT.

  • 36 8-25-2010 at 4:30 am

    The Other James D. said...

    P.S. I really think it ought to be another woman–and this time, she should be *included in the actual ceremony*, no?

  • 37 8-25-2010 at 5:17 am

    Estefan said...

    Mel Brooks is the first that comes to mind. I’ve been rooting for him to get an Honorary Award for years.

  • 38 8-25-2010 at 5:59 am

    Mike Smolinski said...

    Angela Lansbury, Doris Day, Debbie Reynolds

  • 39 8-25-2010 at 6:50 am

    Cameron said...

    Jean Luc Godard.

    The applause would be thunderous,
    The English broken,
    And we’d all dance the Madison.

  • 40 8-25-2010 at 6:55 am

    Cameron said...

    @ Nick

    Hal Ashby got Best Editing in ’67 for In the Heat of the Night.

    No writer/director awards, though.

  • 41 8-25-2010 at 7:36 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    @Cameron: Given that Ashby never wrote a script, we can hardly mourn his lack of writing awards.

    @Estefan: Brooks has an Oscar for writing The Producers. Personally, I find honorary Oscars for those who have already been awarded a tad superfluous.

  • 42 8-25-2010 at 8:22 am

    Joseph said...

    Max Von Sydow FTW.

  • 43 8-25-2010 at 8:25 am

    A.J said...

    Andy Serkis and Zoe Saldana for their motion capture performances. Serkis should’ve gotten it back in 2002 for The Two Towers if they used the award to recognize someone/something that does not fit into a regular academy, you know what the award was created for. Instead of using it as a make up award. I do realize the hypocrisy of this post.

  • 44 8-25-2010 at 8:35 am

    Scott Feinberg said...

    My predictions: Eli Wallach, Gena Rowlands, Agnes Varda, and Marni Nixon… but I’d love love love it if it was Maureen O’Hara, Jean-Luc Godard, and/or Roger Ebert!

  • 45 8-25-2010 at 8:37 am

    Estefan said...

    @A.J. You have a good point there. I think the last time the Academy gave an honorary award as something other than lifetime achievement, was when John Lasseter won a special award for Toy Story being the first computer-animated feature.

  • 46 8-25-2010 at 8:50 am

    A.J said...

    @ #43/A.J/Myself that “regular academy” in the third line should be “regular category”

  • 47 8-25-2010 at 8:59 am

    Estefan said...

    Oh and if not a honorary award, why not give Mel Brooks a Thalberg Award. In addition to his great comedies, he also produced the films that made David Lynch and David Cronenberg more well-known filmmakers outside of the arthouse crowd (I’m, of course, referring to the Brooks-produced Elephant Man and The Fly).

    Or how about a Thalberg Award for Toshio Suzuki (of Studio Ghibli fame). It’s a shame that Walt Disney and, to a lesser extent, Steven Spielberg are the only animation producers to be given the Irving G. Thalberg Award. It’s distressing that for a medium that is not only critically acclaimed but also rakes oodles of money for Hollywood each year, their producers go largely un-noticed by the Academy.

    But, I guess animation will always be considered second-class among the Hollywood elite.

  • 48 8-25-2010 at 9:01 am

    Estefan said...

    Oh and I hate to double-post, but while we’re on the subject, Ralph Bakshi also deserves an honorary award. And it’s a shame Roy Disney never won one, either. That was the man who is partly responsible in some way for the animation renaissance that occurred in the 1990s. Jeffrey Katzenberg, too.

  • 49 8-25-2010 at 9:24 am

    JCS said...

    http://www.thewrap.com/awards/column-post/honorary-oscars-20373

    Francis Ford Coppola, Eli Wallach, Kevin-Brownlow and JEAN-LUC GODARD!

  • 50 8-25-2010 at 9:26 am

    JCS said...

    Obviously, I meant Browlow above… apologies.