Film Academy Touches The Bases With Governors Awards, But Stops Short Of A Home Run

While it touched all the bases—celebrity, diversity, independence, global reach—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seemed not quite to hit a home run with its latest round of Governors Awards, announced early Wednesday afternoon.
This year, honorary Oscars, to be presented at a dinner on November 11, will go to independent filmmaker Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep), cinematographer Owen Roizman (The French Connection), actor Donald Sutherland (Klute) and…

While it touched all the bases—celebrity, diversity, independence, global reach—the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seemed not quite to hit a home run with its latest round of Governors Awards, announced early Wednesday afternoon. This year, honorary Oscars, to be presented at a dinner on November 11, will go to independent filmmaker Charles Burnett (Killer Of Sheep), cinematographer Owen Roizman (The French Connection), actor Donald Sutherland (Klute) and…