James Earl Jones, Dick Smith and Oprah Winfrey to receive Academy’s Governors Awards

Posted by · 10:31 pm · August 2nd, 2011

Okay, so nix her as a host possibility. Oprah gets the Hersholt. Dick Smith is an inspired pick for an Honorary Oscar. It’s interesting that I’m watching Tim Burton’s “Planet of the Apes” right now, which saw makeup artist Rick Baker shafted by the Academy, just as his mentor is announced for this honor. Baker […]

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James Earl Jones and the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by · 8:27 am · October 4th, 2008

I’m two days behind in writing something up about this.  The press release landed Thursday but I haven’t been able to squeeze in two minutes to comment.  I’ll just link The Envelope for the story, which takes this quote from the release: “James Earl Jones’ distinguished career on stage, in film, on television, in commercials […]

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