Thursday, January 12, 2006

Consolation Prizes

: Entertainment Weekly: "Oscar news: Academy sends Altman a M*A*S*H note

35 years late than never. At the Academy Awards in March, seven-time Oscar bridesmaid Robert Altman (left) will get an Honorary Oscar. I know we're not supposed to think of Honorary Oscars as consolation prizes for old-timers (Altman turns 81 next month) whom the Academy has neglected to honor before (like Sidney Lumet last year, or Peter O'Toole three years ago), but c'mon. At least Altman, unlike some past winners, still has an active and flourishing career. It'll be interesting to hear his acceptance speech, given the obvious contempt the Player director has for the Hollywood establishment.

"Wednesday that the academy may be preparing to announce a second honorary award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, naming the possible recipient as Jerry Lewis. "

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