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  • Hollywood turns out for Academy's Governors Awards honorees

    Hollywood turns out for Academy's Governors Awards honorees
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences went global with its honorary Governors Awards on Saturday evening in Hollywood, paying tribute to three movie legends — Irish-born actress Maureen O'Hara, Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki and French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere — along with Harry Belafonte, winner of the academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
  • Belafonte Electrifies Governors Awards, Issues Challenge to Hollywood

    Harry Belafonte gave one of the all-time great acceptance speeches at Saturday night's Governors Awards, citing Hollywood's often-shameful power to influence attitudes, and challenging the heavy-hitters in the room to instead create works that allow...

    Oscar Goes Global With Its 4 Governors Awards Recipients

    On Saturday evening, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences will bestow three Honorary Oscars, and one Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The reception will be held at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. In just a few years, the...

    Governors Award Recipient Harry Belafonte: 'We Have to Work Harder'

    Harry Belafonte, who will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at Saturday's Governors Awards, calls it a "validation" to receive recognition from "an institution that has been so dominant in American culture," but hastens to add that Hollywood...

    Academy to honor Harry Belafonte for his activism

    When Harry Belafonte appeared in mob-controlled Las Vegas in the 1950s at the Thunderbird Hotel, he decided to challenge the racist system that prevented African American performers from staying at hotels on the Strip. "I walked into the lobby, going to...