The Oscar Project
Before getting into the individual categories this week, I want to take a moment to highlight the special awards that will be recognized at this year's Oscar's ceremony. The Governors Awards were held in November of last year and recognized several individuals. You may see their faces during the Awards ceremony in March, but here you can see the speeches they gave upon receiving their awards last year.
Three honorary awards were given out at the Governors Awards in November to the following individuals.
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is awarded periodically by the Academy at the Governors Awards ceremonies for an individual's "outstanding contributions to humanitarian causes". It is named after the Danish American actor Jean Hersholt and has been presented to individuals including Bob Hope, Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry. This year’s recipient was actor Michael J. Fox in recognition of his contributions to the fight against Parkinson’s disease. His speech from the Governor’s Awards Banquet can be found below.
I'm just a film buff who wants to watch great movies. Where else to find the best, than the list of those nominated by the Academy each year?