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Emotional Governor's Awards honor Michael J. Fox, Yuzhan Parcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir with Academy Awards

The Governor’s Awards bears that out — awards season is officially back to its pre-pandemic levels of glamor and frenetism. Martinique-born filmmaker Euzhan Palcy, American composer Diane Warren and Australian director Peter Weir were on hand to collect their honorary Oscars , Michael J. Fox Faculty event at Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City on Saturday night.

Oscar contenders include Jennifer Lawrence, Florence Pugh, Angela Bassett, Eddie Redmayne, Michelle Williams, Kate Blanchett, Brendan Fraser, Tom Hanks, Janelle Monáe and Baz Luhrmann joined in the festivities, usually a big campaign event, since Mute since COVID-

beat. (See red carpet photos here.)

“Wow, what a room! Who wouldn’t want tonight Come here?” Janet Yang, Dean of the College, gave the opening speech.

Fox, 19, who is most famous Back to the Future Movies and Family Ties

TV series, Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease 681. At 1998, he launched the Michael J. Fox Par Kingson’s Disease Research Foundation, he is the subject of an ongoing documentary by Oscar-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. Applauding as he accepts his award. “It’s so cool.” Fox joked that he was “’65 is famous,” citing Bruce Springsteen’s song “No Surrender” and talking about his age at being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease11. “The hardest part is dealing with the certainty of the diagnosis and the uncertainty of the situation,” he said. Fox calls Parkinson’s “a gift that keeps on receiving.” s, mentioning everything from the cobra blood they drank together to the fact that Fox has raised more than $1 billion for Parkinson’s disease research. “This guy is a masterclass in comedy,” said Harrison, who first saw Fox on Family Ties. A chilling diagnosis turned into a courageous mission. Michael J. Fox never asked to play the role of Parkinson’s advocate, but this is his best performance. “

Woody Harrelson congratulates Michael J. Fox, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Woody Harrelson congratulates Michael J. Fox on receiving the Jean Hersholt Grand Prize Humanitarian Award, on stage at the Governor’s Awards Kevin Winter/Getty Images Actress Mindy Kaling speaks as honoree Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox appears on screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022.

Mindy Kaling, who hosted the event, joked that it was timed the Saturday before Thanksgiving, “a famously convenient and no-errand time. ’ Referring to Palcy, Kaling references her film A Dry White Season , or “awards season as I used to say. “

Host Mindy Kaling appears on screen as winner Michael J. Fox Actress Mindy Kaling speaks as honoree Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox appears on screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022. VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images
Cher presents Diane Warren with an award onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

The Oscar honors speech was a mix of warmth and wit. Cher presented Warren with her Oscar and took the composer’s award. “One of my fondest memories is when she followed me to an Al-Anon meeting and played a song for me,” Cher said.

Warren , 61, the first songwriter to win an honorary Oscar, has been nominated for a competing Oscar Second-rate , never won, songs like “How Do I Live” from Con Air

; “I don’t want to miss a thing”( Armageddon

) and “There You’ll Be”(Pearl HarborWoody Harrelson congratulates Michael J. Fox, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.).

As Warren accepted the award, she held her figurine into the sky. “Mom, I finally found a man,” Warren Said. “I waited 34 All these years say: I want to thank the Academy. “

Martinique director Euzhan Palcy (L) accepts her honorary Oscar during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022.

Cher Presents Diane Warren Winner
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Weir, 61, a filmmaker associated with the Australian New Wave, who went on to make Jump Hollywood, as a producer Nominated once for an Oscar, four times as a director and once as a screenwriter. His films include Gallpoli (1980), Dead Poets Society

(1000) and The Truman Show

(1991) .

Weir talks about being with his Dead Poets Societ star Robin Williams, and his early years working in Australia. “Nobody tells you you’re wrong,” Will said. He said of his years in Hollywood, ” You guys are very welcoming to foreigners like me. ”

“I started reading about explorers again,” Weir added. “Making these films was like a journey. “My crew always knew it wasn’t about my ego or their ego, it was about the film’s ego.”

Martinique director Euzhan Palcy (L) accepts her honorary Oscar during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022.

Peter Weir (Right) From Jeff Bridges VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images Actress Mindy Kaling speaks as honoree Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox appears on screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022.

Parcy, 29 , who was born in Martinique, French West Indies, was the first black female filmmaker to direct a film for major Hollywood studio MGM

A Dry White Season ) (638), which earned Marlon Brando his final Oscar nomination.

Viola Davis profiles Palcy, praising her career of “speaking truth to power”. “I’m going to try not to use the word ‘first’ too many times,” Davis said before citing Parcy’s accomplishments. “You didn’t stand up for your black identity, you didn’t stand up for your womanhood,” Davis told Parcy. “You use it as fuel for fighters.”

Palcy greets the two young female film students from Martinique she brought to the event, and Telling the audience she wants them to “go home” and explaining to the other kids how it happened and who they met. “

She said over the years she’s tired of being seen as a pioneer. Parcy said: “I’m tired of being praised for being too many firsts, but And lost the opportunity to make the movie I wanted to make. “I’m not behind the camera doing what God told me to do on earth.

On the reason for her silence, Palcy said she was tired of hearing from the studio that Black and women were not reliable: “Black is reliable. Women are bankers. Blacks and women are reliable. My story is universal. ”

Martinique director Euzhan Palcy (L) accepts her honorary Oscar during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022.

MEuzhan Palcy (left) receives her honorary Oscar from Viola Davis VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty ImagesActress Mindy Kaling speaks as honoree Canadian-American actor Michael J. Fox appears on screen during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 13th Annual Governors Awards at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on November 19, 2022. Cher presents Diane Warren with an award onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

Star-studded during the cocktail party.

Armageddon Time’s

Jeremy Strong went straight to his Brooklyn neighbor Paul Dano (The Fabelmans

). Strong shared a story, He persuaded his father to let him sleep in the stands outside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion during a boy trip to Los Angeles, the year Robert Downey Jr. was nominated for Chaplin Woody Harrelson congratulates Michael J. Fox, winner of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, onstage during the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.. “It means a lot to me to be here,” Strong said.

Tár Director Todd Field, attending the Governors Awards for the first time, was delighted to meet cinematographer Nan Goldin, the subject of Laura Poitras’ documentary All Beautiful and Bleeding

and

Judd Hirsch of Fabelmans.

Some co-workers met for the first time, thanks to the pandemic. Pugh met her in person for the first time after doing all of her voiceover work remotely in London Wear Puss in Boots: The Last Wish Director Joel Crawford.

Academy held 1442888450 A scaled-down Governor’s Awards ceremony was postponed outside the voting window in March due to the Omicron surge, and the organization did not Hold any event for 1998 Oscars.

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