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August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors Award. Foray, who began voice acting at age 12 on radio dramas and graduated to the big screen in 1943 with an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, will receive the award at the academy's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sept. 15 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. During the course of the actress' 80-year career, she's voiced iconic characters, such as Rocky and his arch enemy Natasha Fatale, as well as the scheming Magica De Spell in the "Ducktales" series, the kindly Granny, owner of both Sylvester and Tweety Bird in the "Looney Tunes" shorts, and the cackling Witch Hazel, who always had it in for Bugs Bunny.
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November 17, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Governors Awards - or as Martin Short called them, the "highest honor an actor can receive ... in mid-November" - were presented Saturday evening in Hollywood. And Short's joking comment aside, the evening made for a heartfelt tribute to three movie legends - Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi - picking up honorary awards for their body of work, as well as Angelina Jolie, winner of the academy's Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
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February 11, 1993
Writer-producer Fay Kanin will receive the Governors Award from the American Society of Cinematographers on Feb. 21, the first screenwriter to be so honored by the group.
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September 12, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Paula Wagner, best known as Tom Cruise's former longtime producing partner, has been tapped to produce the 5th annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. At the gala, Angelina Jolie with be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and costume designer Piero Tosi with be given honorary Oscars.  The non-televised event is scheduled for Nov. 16. SNEAKS: Movie trailers, full coverage “Paula's expertise, coupled with her love for film, makes her the ideal person to produce this special event,” said academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “She is certain to deliver an exciting and memorable evening for our honorees and guests.” Wagner's feature film credits include the first three “Mission: Impossible” films, “Vanilla Sky,” “The Others” and “The Last Samurai.
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August 29, 1988 | CHARLES SOLOMON
William Hanna and Joseph Barbera, the creators of such enduring television characters as Yogi Bear, the Flintstones, the Jetsons and Scooby-Doo, have been partners for 50 years--longer than most marriages last. The continuing association of the two, who received the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at the 40th annual Emmy Awards Sunday night, is a classic example of yin and yang: Their talents and interests complement each other rather than overlap.
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November 10, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting one of its coveted annual honorary awards to a film preservationist. Kevin Brownlow, the revered British film historian, documentarian, author and preservationist, was chosen by the academy's Board of Governors for his "wide and devoted chronicling of the cinematic parade. " FOR THE RECORD: Kevin Brownlow: A Nov. 10 Calendar article about Kevin Brownlow, who on Saturday will receive a Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said he was the first film preservationist to earn an honorary Oscar.
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April 19, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
KCET Channel 28, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year, will be the recipient of the 1989 Los Angeles Area Governors Emmy Award, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced Tuesday. The award will be presented at the Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards May 20 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The Governors Award is bestowed in recognition of special and unique contributions to television in Los Angeles. KCET signed on the air on Sept. 28, 1964.
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June 19, 1990 | GREG BRAXTON, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
ABC Head Gets Governors Award: Leonard H. Goldenson, the founder of American Broadcasting Cos. Inc., and the chairman of the executive committee for Capital Cities/ABC Inc., has been voted this year's Governors Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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May 16, 1985
Stan Chambers, who has been reporting for KTLA Channel 5 since 1947--the year the station began broadcasting--has been chosen to receive the 1985 Los Angeles Area Governors Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Chambers will receive the special Emmy at the academy's June 1 banquet to present the local Emmy Awards for 1985. The Governors Award is meant to honor individuals, shows or organizations that have made unique contributions to television in Los Angeles.
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June 22, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Lucille Ball has been voted this year's Governors Award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The posthumous award will be made during the 41st annual primetime Emmy Awards Sept. 17. Lucy was a four-time Emmy winner and one of the first inductees into the TV academy's Hall of Fame.
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September 5, 2013 | By John Horn
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor actress Angelina Jolie with its Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, a coveted honor given to people "whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.” The academy also announced Thursday that it would give special honorary awards to Angela Lansbury, Steve Martin and veteran costume designer Piero Tosi. Once part of the annual Oscar telecast, the Governors Awards are now a separate event. The fifth-annual ceremony will occur on Nov. 16 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center.
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August 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
June Foray, the woman whose voice can be heard coming from Rocky the Flying Squirrel, Cindy Lou Who and many grannies and witches in countless cartoons over the years will be honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences next month with a Governors Award. Foray, who began voice acting at age 12 on radio dramas and graduated to the big screen in 1943 with an Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short, will receive the award at the academy's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony Sept. 15 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown L.A. During the course of the actress' 80-year career, she's voiced iconic characters, such as Rocky and his arch enemy Natasha Fatale, as well as the scheming Magica De Spell in the "Ducktales" series, the kindly Granny, owner of both Sylvester and Tweety Bird in the "Looney Tunes" shorts, and the cackling Witch Hazel, who always had it in for Bugs Bunny.
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December 2, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
They all talk about the phone calls - Will Smith, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks. What binds them is the relentless prodding they've all received from Hollywood's most bullish fundraiser, Jeffrey Katzenberg. At the fourth-annual Governors Awards, inside the Ray Dolby Ballroom on Saturday night at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Katzenberg was about to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for his many philanthropic efforts. American Film Institute founding director George Stevens Jr., stuntman and director Hal Needham and documentary filmmaker D.A. Pennebaker also received honorary Oscars.
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August 10, 2011
A global social media campaign featuring a Bob Marley song was launched by some of the music industry's top stars on Tuesday to help stem the hunger crisis that is increasing in the Horn of Africa. More than 150 stars, including Lady Gaga, U2, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, the Rolling Stones and Paul McCartney, are among the well-known figures using their Facebook pages and Twitter feeds to urge fans to donate money to help the numerous families starving in the region. The campaign, called "I'm Gonna Be Your Friend," can be found at http://www.imgonnabeyourfriend.org . It shows a video by Kevin Macdonald of Bob Marley & the Wailers' 1973 song "High Tide or Low Tide" with footage of malnourished children.
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November 10, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
For the first time in its history, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is presenting one of its coveted annual honorary awards to a film preservationist. Kevin Brownlow, the revered British film historian, documentarian, author and preservationist, was chosen by the academy's Board of Governors for his "wide and devoted chronicling of the cinematic parade. " FOR THE RECORD: Kevin Brownlow: A Nov. 10 Calendar article about Kevin Brownlow, who on Saturday will receive a Governors Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, said he was the first film preservationist to earn an honorary Oscar.
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August 25, 2010 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
The film academy's Board of Governors voted Tuesday to present Francis Ford Coppola, director and producer of " The Godfather," among other films, with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday morning that it will also present honorary awards to British film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow; French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, who made his feature directorial debut 50 years ago with "Breathless"; and veteran actor Eli Wallach, whose credits include "The Magnificent Seven" and "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
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September 21, 1987 | DEBORAH CAULFIELD
"After almost 40 years of working in the business, it's a wonderful culmination, it means that I choose wisely the people I work with," Grant Tinker said backstage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium Sunday night, after receiving the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' prestigious Governors Award. Earlier, during the Emmy ceremonies, NBC's former chairman of the board told the audience to stop its standing ovation after a glowing introduction from actress Betty White.
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August 5, 2010
PBS executives are in active discussions with cash-strapped KCET-TV Channel 28 to keep the Los Angeles station a vibrant part of public television, PBS President Paula Kerger said Wednesday during the semiannual TV press tour in Beverly Hills. In town to tout her new slate of national programming, Kerger took a reporter's question about KCET's precarious financial situation, which was reported in The Times Wednesday. Station executives, hit hard by a drop in contributions and intense competition from other channels, are weighing leaving the PBS network and going independent, among other options.
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August 5, 2010
PBS executives are in active discussions with cash-strapped KCET-TV Channel 28 to keep the Los Angeles station a vibrant part of public television, PBS President Paula Kerger said Wednesday during the semiannual TV press tour in Beverly Hills. In town to tout her new slate of national programming, Kerger took a reporter's question about KCET's precarious financial situation, which was reported in The Times Wednesday. Station executives, hit hard by a drop in contributions and intense competition from other channels, are weighing leaving the PBS network and going independent, among other options.
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March 1, 2010 | By Susan King
Three major Oscar-contending movies -- "Avatar," "The Hurt Locker" and "The White Ribbon" -- were big winners over the weekend as the awards' season enters the final stretch. Christian Berger won the top feature film honor for "The White Ribbon" on Saturday evening at the 24th annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards. The much-lauded German film, which is Oscar-nominated for best cinematography and foreign language film, was the only black-and-white film among the five nominees.
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