First Oscars of awards season to be bestowed on Saturday

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First Oscars of awards season to be bestowed on Saturday
First Oscars of awards season to be bestowed on Saturday

LOS ANGELES (AP) – As Hollywood continues reeling from the growing sexual harassment scandal, the first Oscars of awards season are being presented to four film-industry veterans.

The film academy’s ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony Saturday will celebrate the careers of writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnes Varda. Each will receive an Oscar statuette.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president John Bailey described the honorary award recipients as representative of the breadth of filmmaking.

Governors Awards honorees are chosen by the organization’s 54-member leadership board. The private, untelevised dinner ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland complex is traditionally a who’s-who of the film industry and impending Oscar season. Highlights from the evening will likely be included in the 90th annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018.

This undated self portrait released by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences shows cinematographer Owen Roizman, who is among four recipients of honorary Oscar statuettes being celebrated Saturday at the film academy’s ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony. (Owen Roizman/Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences via AP)
This Oct. 13, 2017 photo shows actor Donald Sutherland at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sutherland will receive an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards on Nov. 11 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
FILE – In this May 19, 2017 file photo, filmmaker Agnes Varda appears at the screening of the film “Visages, Villages,” at the 70th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Varda will receive an honorary Oscar at this year’s annual Governor Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2008, file photo, director Charles Burnett arrives for the screening of the movie “Miracle At St. Anna ” at the 34th American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France. Burnett is getting an honorary Oscar at the ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
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