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