Academy Awards hands out hardware early

Few noticed, including much of the national media, but the academy’s inaugural Governors Awards were distributed Saturday to actress Lauren Bacall, industry exec John Calley, B-movie magnate Roger Corman and Godfather trilogy cinematographer Gordon Willis.

The honorary awards were handed out apart from the overly long main ceremony in order to give time for proper acknowledgement of the honorees.

Here are some links for more info:

Official Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences award page

LA Times Oscar Blog

Fresh Air interview with Gordon Willis

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