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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will pay tribute to these three influential cinema icons by giving them Academy Honorary Awards later this year.
A ceremony will be held in their honour at Hollywood's Grand Ballroom as part of the seventh annual Governors Awards on November 14.
Filmmaker Lee has received two Oscar nominations in the past, for Best Original Screenplay in 1990 for Do the Right Thing and Best Documentary in 1998 for 4 Little Girls.
Reynolds became one of the enduring stars of »
HitFix's recent spate of "Best Year in Film History" pieces inevitably spurred some furious debate among our readers, with some making compelling arguments for years not included in our pieces (2007 and 1968 were particularly popular choices) and others openly expressing their bewilderment at the inclusion of others (let's just say 2012 took a beating). In the interest of giving voice to your comments, below we've rounded up a few of the most thoughtful, passionate, surprising and occasionally incendiary responses to our pieces, including my own (I advocated for The Year of Our Lynch 2001, which is obviously the best). Here we go... Superstar commenter "A History of Matt," making an argument for 1968: The Graduate. Bullit. The Odd Couple. The Lion in Winter. Planet of the Apes. The Thomas Crown Affair. Funny Girl. Rosemary's Baby. And of course, 2001, A Space Odyssey. And that's only a taste of the greatness of that year. "Lothar the Flatulant, »
- Chris Eggertsen
Amidst all the pro and con chatter about his upcoming Chicago-set feature film "Chiraq," filmmaker Spike Lee was present for this year's Chicago International Movies & Music Festival, better known as CIMMfest, just 2 days ago, on April 18th," in an event titled "An Evening of Music, Film & Wine with Spike Lee" at City Winery in Chicago. There, Lee talked about his career trajectory, from his debut feature-length film "She's Gotta Have It" in 1986, to his most recent work, the Kickstarter-funded underwhelming "Da Sweet Blood of Jesus." I was hoping that the taped event would become available online, but, thus far, I haven't be notified of »
- Tambay A. Obenson
3 items from 2015
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