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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars

The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars
“Shitty is shitty,” new Academy governor Whoopi Goldberg told me of the vote to expel a member for the second time in AMPAS’ 90-year history. As everyone in Hollywood struggles to keep their head straight amid a flood of sexual harassment scandals, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders braved Hollywood and Highland traffic snarls to charm a room full of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members, including the 54 Governors who voted for this year’s five Honorary Oscars, presented at the 9th (untelevised) Governors Awards.

Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners had pushed their clients as presenters. Clearly, it was a no-brainer to put Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”) on stage to present to her “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland (“M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now”), who never scored one Oscar nomination. “It’s odd that he never won an Oscar,” said Lawrence, thanking him for his generosity and
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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars

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The Academy Governors Awards: Angelina Jolie and Agnes Varda Danced as Hollywood Celebrated Oscars
“Shitty is shitty,” new Academy governor Whoopi Goldberg told me of the vote to expel a member for the second time in AMPAS’ 90-year history. As everyone in Hollywood struggles to keep their head straight amid a flood of sexual harassment scandals, this year’s crop of Oscar contenders braved Hollywood and Highland traffic snarls to charm a room full of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) members, including the 54 Governors who voted for this year’s five Honorary Oscars, presented at the 9th (untelevised) Governors Awards.

Behind the scenes, Oscar campaigners had pushed their clients as presenters. Clearly, it was a no-brainer to put Jennifer Lawrence (“mother!”) on stage to present to her “Hunger Games” costar Donald Sutherland (“M.A.S.H.,” “Klute,” “Don’t Look Now”), who never scored one Oscar nomination. “It’s odd that he never won an Oscar,” said Lawrence, thanking him for his generosity and
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Hot-Button Topics Mostly Avoided as Academy Toasts Honorary Oscar Recipients

Hot-Button Topics Mostly Avoided as Academy Toasts Honorary Oscar Recipients
As awards season launches underneath a shadow for the second year in a row, Oscar contenders aplenty turned out to salute four cinema legends and a bold work of immersive art Saturday night.

But the current headline-making ills plaguing the industry failed to creep into an evening dedicated to celebration. Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”), Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”), Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) were just some of the names on hand to raise a glass to filmmakers Charles Burnett and Agnes Varda, cinematographer Owen Roizman and actor Donald Sutherland at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony.

Also honored was filmmaker Alejandro G. Inarritu, for his virtual reality installation “Carne y Arena.” The Oscar-winning director of “Birdman” and “The Revenant” received a rare special commendation from the Academy for his efforts.

Luminaries such as Lawrence Kasdan, Dustin Hoffman, Jessica Chastain, Angelina Jolie and [link
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Academy Avoids Harassment Talk as Five Legends Get Governors Awards

Academy Avoids Harassment Talk as Five Legends Get Governors Awards
"Tonight, we all aspire to reach higher. We all aspire to dream bigger tonight — to be greater," Steven Spielberg intoned Saturday night at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 9th annual Governors Awards, during which which honorary Oscars were presented to actor Donald Sutherland, 82, whose career ranges from Mash to Ordinary People to The Hunger Games franchise; director Charles Burnett, 73, a pioneer in black independent film with movies like 1977’s Killer of Sheep; cinematographer Owen Roizman, 81, who has shot such iconic movies as The French Connection, The Exorcist and Tootsie; and director Agnes Varda, 89, who helped kickstart the French New Wave with...
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Owen Roizman Followed Family Footsteps for Legendary Hollywood Career

Owen Roizman Followed Family Footsteps for Legendary Hollywood Career
If Owen Roizman had lived his childhood dream, he would have played baseball. Rather than keeping his eye on the literal ball, he focused on camera work instead — a decision that paid off with five Academy Award nominations for cinematography on “The French Connection,” “The Exorcist,” “Network,” “Tootsie” and “Wyatt Earp.” On Nov. 11, he’ll receive a Governors Award in recognition of his accomplishments.

Roizman’s father, Sol, had been a cameraman for Fox MovieTone News, but Owen hadn’t initially planned to follow in his father’s footsteps.

“When I went to school, I was best in math and physics, but when I went to job interviews my senior year and asked how much money I could make [in those fields], it wasn’t very exciting,” he says. “So I asked my father how much I could make as an assistant cameraman, and it was a lot more than a physicist or a mathematician, so I figured,
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Honorary Oscars: Owen Roizman and "Tootsie"

We're revisiting work from this year's Honorary Oscar winners. Here's Eric Blume on cinematography Owen Roizman

Sydney Pollack’s 1982 movie Tootsie is one of my all-time favorite films. It's a perfect treat to revisit when you need to feel like there’s hope in the world. Despite many viewings, I’ve never truly contemplated the cinematography by one of this year’s Honorary Oscar recipients, Owen Roizman.

Tootsie marked Roizman’s fourth of five Academy Award nomination (the others are The French Connection, The Exorcist, Wyatt Earp and Network). It’s not the kind of work that typically generates an Oscar nomination. Indeed, the competition that year (Gandhi, Das Boot, E.T., and Sophie’s Choice) were the more magical, lyrical, expansive sort of films that are usually recognized in that category.

But Roizman’s contribution to Tootsie is gigantic, key to the film’s tone and success. It's also
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Dustin Hoffman Faces Second Sexual Harassment Accusation

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Dustin Hoffman Faces Second Sexual Harassment Accusation
The avalanche of sexual harassment accusations continue to pour in. Dustin Hoffman, one of the most respected actors in Hollywood, has now been accused of sexual harassment for a second time in just two days time. This time, Genius producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis has come forward to tell her tale of harassment, which occurred in 1991. At the time, she was in her 20s and Hoffman was 54-years-old.

She had taken a meeting with the actor and Tootsie screenwriter Murray Schisgal to adapt her play, A Darker Purpose, into a movie. During the first meeting, Schisgal asked if she had a boyfriend or husband. She says, "Dustin Hoffman was playfully like, 'Murray, shut up. Don't you know you can't talk to women that way anymore? Times are changing,'" That meeting proceeded to be more professional, which led to a second meeting, after she agreed to rework her play as a film script.
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Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV Producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis

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Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexual Harassment by TV Producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis
Dustin Hoffman has been accused of sexual harassment by television producer and writer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis (“Reign,” “Genius”). The producer told Variety that Hoffman allegedly harassed and propositioned her for sex during a period of time in 1991 when she was working with the actor and “Tootsie” screenwriter Murray Schisgal on a potential film adaptation of her play, “A Darker Purpose.”

According to Riss Gatsiounis, two meetings occurred between the three parties in 1991. The young writer was hoping the film version of “A Darker Purpose” would be her big break and she had scheduled meetings with Hoffman and Schisgal to hopefully get the development process started. Both meetings reportedly took place at the offices of Hoffman’s Punch Productions at Rockefeller Center in New York City. During the first meeting, Schisgal allegedly asked Riss Gatsiounis whether she had a boyfriend or husband, to which Hoffman reportedly said, “Murray, shut up. Don
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Dustin Hoffman Accused of Sexual Harassment by ‘Genius’ Producer

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Television writer and producer Wendy Riss Gatsiounis became the second woman to publicly accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual harassment on Tuesday, telling Variety about an incident she says took place in 1991. Riss Gatsiounis, currently an executive producer on the upcoming second season of National Geographic’s “Genius,” says the harassment occurred during a meeting with Hoffman and screenwriter Murray Schisgal (“Tootsie”) to talk about adapting her play, “A Darker Purpose,” into a movie. Riss Gatsiounis had met with them once before and, she says, came to the second meeting with a revised pitch, only to be cut off. “I go in,
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‘Genius’ Producer Accuses Dustin Hoffman of Sexually Harassing Her in 1991 (Exclusive)

‘Genius’ Producer Accuses Dustin Hoffman of Sexually Harassing Her in 1991 (Exclusive)
Wendy Riss Gatsiounis was a struggling playwright working a temp job in New York City in 1991 when she got what she hoped would be her big break. Her play “A Darker Purpose” had been given a staged reading at the Public Theater, and she had scheduled a meeting with Dustin Hoffman and “Tootsie” screenwriter Murray Schisgal to discuss adapting it into a feature film for Hoffman to star in. “It was a huge thing,” she told Variety.

But, Riss Gatsiounis said, the two meetings that took place at the Rockefeller Center office of Hoffman’s Punch Productions led to confusion and self-doubt after Hoffman allegedly propositioned her and attempted to persuade her to leave the office and accompany him to a store in a nearby hotel. Riss Gatsiounis was in her 20s; Hoffman was 53.

A spokesperson for Hoffman declined to comment. Schisgal told Variety in a statement: “Dustin Hoffman and I took many meetings with writers and playwrights
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Dustin Hoffman Apologizes for Sexually Harassing 17-Year-Old Intern

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Dustin Hoffman Apologizes for Sexually Harassing 17-Year-Old Intern
Two time Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman is now the latest to be accused of sexual misconduct. The actor, best known for his work in movies like Rain Man and All the President's Men, has been accused of sexually harassing writer Anna Graham Hunter while working on the 1985 TV film, Death of a Salesman. At the time of her encounters with Hoffman, she was just 17-years-old. Here's what she had to say about it in a recent column.

"When I was a senior in high school in New York City, interning as a production assistant on the set of the Death of a Salesman TV film, he asked me to give him a foot massage my first day on set; I did. He was openly flirtatious, he grabbed my ass, he talked about sex to me and in front of me. One morning I went to his dressing room
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Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola to Receive Tributes at 2017 Gotham Awards

Dustin Hoffman, Sofia Coppola to Receive Tributes at 2017 Gotham Awards
Dustin Hoffman and Sofia Coppola will be honored at the 2017 Gotham Awards, joining a lineup of tribute recipients that already includes Nicole Kidman and Al Gore, among others.

Handed out annual by the Independent Filmmaker Project (Ifp), the Gothams dole out a handful of pre-announced tribute awards as part of a ceremony that focuses on indie films. Hoffman, whose career includes films such as “The Graduate,” “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” “Tootsie” and “Rain Man,” has a movie out this awards season with “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).”

Coppola, meanwhile, get the tribute for director. Her latest, the well-received “The Beguiled” (with a cast that includes Kidman), was released in June after previous credits that include “Lost in Translation,” “Somewhere,” “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring.”

Hoffman and Coppola join a lineup of tributees that also includes honorees for actress (Kidman), humanitarian (Gore), cinematographer (Ed Lachman) and industry achievement (Jason Blum). Prior years have seen tributes go
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9th Annual Governors Awards Recipients Announced – Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland And Agnès Varda

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda. The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy President John Bailey.

Born in Mississippi and raised in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977. His other features include “My Brother’s Wedding,
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annual Governors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Never nominated for an Oscar, Canadian-born
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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More

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Academy Announces Honorary Oscars, Reflecting Diversity: Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, and More
The annual honorary Governors Awards are when Oscar lobbyists see the first results of the season, and this batch is notable for its global diversity: a Belgian woman filmmaker, a Canadian movie star, and an African-American director. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted September 5, and they go to actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Agnes Varda, and American independent filmmaker Charles Burnett and cinematographer Owen Roizman.

The statues will be presented November 11 at the 9th annualGovernors Awards ceremony at Hollywood & Highland.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” said Academy president John Bailey.

Read More:New Academy President John Bailey is Willing to Ask if Movies Need Theaters For Oscar Qualification, and Other Radical Ideas

Canadian-born Sutherland began his career — boasting more
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Honorary Oscars 2017: Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman

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Honorary Oscars 2017: Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda, Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman
On Thursday, the motion picture academy announced this year’s recipients of the Governors Awards: director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and documentarian Agnes Varda. Of this quartet, only Roizman ever contended at the Oscars, losing his five bids for Best Cinematography (“The French Connection,” 1971; “The Exorcist,” 1973; “Network,” 1976; “Tootsie,” 1982; […]
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Oscars: Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda Set for Academy’s Governors Awards

Oscars: Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland, Agnes Varda Set for Academy’s Governors Awards
Writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland, and director Agnes Varda will receive honorary Oscars this year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday. The prizes will be presented at the annual Governors Awards ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11.

The Academy’s Board of Governors made the decision at the group’s monthly meeting Tuesday night. It was the first meeting cinematographer John Bailey has overseen as AMPAS president since winning the position last month.

“This year’s Governors Awards reflect the breadth of international, independent and mainstream filmmaking, and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity,” Bailey said.

Burnett is an independent filmmaker whose work has been praised for its portrayal of the African-American experience. He wrote, directed, produced, photographed and edited his first feature film, “Killer of Sheep,” in 1977.

Roizman has been Oscar-nominated five times, for
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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind 4K Remastered 40th Anniversary Director’s Cut Coming to Theaters This September

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While it may be hard to believe, it's already been nearly 40 years since Steven Spielberg introduced us to enigmatic visitors from above in Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Sony Pictures is celebrating this September by bringing a special 4K restoration director's cut to theaters for one week only:

Press Release: Culver City, Calif. -- Sony Pictures will celebrate the 40th anniversary of legendary director Steven Spielberg's epic science fiction adventure Close Encounters Of The Third Kind with a series of special events. As a highlight of the celebration, the film has been restored and remastered in 4K and will be returning to the big screen in the United States and Canada. The Director's Cut will receive an exclusive 1 week engagement in theaters across the country starting September 1, as well as a World Premiere in the Venezia Classici section of the Venice International Film Festival. Park Circus will
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The 100 Greatest Comedies of All-Time, According to BBC’s Critics Poll

After polling critics from around the world for the greatest American films of all-time, BBC has now forged ahead in the attempt to get a consensus on the best comedies of all-time. After polling 253 film critics, including 118 women and 135 men, from 52 countries and six continents a simple, the list of the 100 greatest is now here.

Featuring canonical classics such as Some Like It Hot, Dr. Strangelove, Annie Hall, Duck Soup, Playtime, and more in the top 10, there’s some interesting observations looking at the rest of the list. Toni Erdmann is the most recent inclusion, while the highest Wes Anderson pick is The Royal Tenenbaums. There’s also a healthy dose of Chaplin and Lubitsch with four films each, and the recently departed Jerry Lewis has a pair of inclusions.

Check out the list below (and my ballot) and see more on their official site.

100. (tie) The King of Comedy (Martin Scorsese,
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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

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‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch
Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed
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