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December 12, 2008
Hey, lady! Jerry Lewis has been selected to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscar ceremony in February. Going solo: Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is losing his liberal counterpart Alan Colmes at the end of the year, will not be getting a new on-air partner. Instead, the conservative commentator will headline his own show, called simply "Hannity," beginning Jan. 12, the network said Thursday.
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November 28, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
George Stevens Jr. was brought into the family business as a teenager when he worked as a production assistant on the 1953 Western classic "Shane," which his father, George Stevens, was directing. After college, he joined the crew of his dad's 1956 epic "Giant," for which the filmmaker won his second best directing Oscar, and then shot the location footage in Amsterdam for his father's 1959 drama, "The Diary of Anne Frank. " "I think I was the first one who directed a major part of one of his pictures," Stevens said in a recent interview.
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December 12, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Koch to Be Honored: Film maker Howard W. Koch has been selected to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given since 1956 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to people in the entertainment industry who are committed to helping others. Koch, 50, is campaign chairman of the Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industry, chairman of the Directors Guild's Educational and Benevolent Foundation, and on the board of directors for public television station KCET.
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September 5, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Late Wednesday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr. will receive honorary awards and that DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg will be honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The awards will be handed out Dec. 1 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center. This will mark the fourth year that the academy has distributed the awards in a separate event from the annual Oscars ceremony.
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January 14, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hersholt Winners: Two film favorites, actresses Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at this year's Oscar ceremony on March 29, marking the first time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored two individuals with the prestigious award in the same year. Hepburn and Taylor will be the 26th and 27th recipients of the award, and only the third and fourth women to be honored.
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June 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Academy Awards organizers said Friday that they will not give out an Oscar for best song next year if none of the tunes is considered good enough. Rules for the 82nd Academy Award show next March will require that at least one song must achieve a minimum score of 8.25 on a scale of 6 to 10 in voting by members of the academy's music branch. If no song scores that well, there will be no best-song Oscar awarded. The number of nominees in the category can range from two to five depending on how many hit the minimum score.
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June 17, 1989
Film producer Walter Mirisch will be honored today with the UCLA Medal at the university's College of Fine Arts commencement ceremony in Royce Hall at 3 p.m. The president of the Mirisch Corp. will be presented UCLA's highest honor, according to acting dean Bernard Kester. The company produced three Oscar-winning films of the 1960s, "The Apartment," "West Side Story," and "In the Heat of the Night." His company also made "Some Like It Hot," "The Magnificent Seven," "The Great Escape," "The Pink Panther" and "Fiddler on the Roof."
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March 23, 1986 | John M. Wilson
When we asked Douglass M. Stewart Jr., who has supervised Oscar's film sequences for the last five years, about this year's clips, he reacted like a kid at Christmas: "We just got a rare piece of film from 1928 that we really wanted!" It's from Paramount's "Abie's Irish Rose," with Charles (Buddy) Rogers and the late Jean Hersholt in a scene together (Rogers as a soldier, Hersholt as his rabbi/father). It will be shown when Rogers is presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
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March 30, 1993
CLINT EASTWOOD, accepting, at age 62, the best director award for "Unforgiven." "The trouble with living so long is you know so many people, and you can't remember their names. You get a little flustered." * AL PACINO, best actor for "Scent of a Woman." "Recently a young girl came up to me. I was at a function for the South Bronx, which is where I'm from. She said that I had encouraged her. That's not necessarily by my work, but by the fact that we came from the same place.
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September 5, 2012 | By Nicole Sperling
Late Wednesday night, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D.A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens Jr. will receive honorary awards and that DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg will be honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The awards will be handed out Dec. 1 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the Hollywood & Highland Center. This will mark the fourth year that the academy has distributed the awards in a separate event from the annual Oscars ceremony.
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August 4, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey and pioneering makeup artist Dick Smith will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in November with Governors Awards. Jones and Smith will receive Honorary Awards, while Winfrey will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The Honorary Award is presented for "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the academy.
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June 27, 2009 | Associated Press
Academy Awards organizers said Friday that they will not give out an Oscar for best song next year if none of the tunes is considered good enough. Rules for the 82nd Academy Award show next March will require that at least one song must achieve a minimum score of 8.25 on a scale of 6 to 10 in voting by members of the academy's music branch. If no song scores that well, there will be no best-song Oscar awarded. The number of nominees in the category can range from two to five depending on how many hit the minimum score.
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February 23, 2009 | Greg Braxton
Jerry Lewis is known as one of show business' silliest and most outrageous clowns. But when he was honored Sunday night during the Oscars for his humanitarian work, he played it straight. "This touches my heart and the very depths of my soul, not only because of who this award is from, but who it will benefit," Lewis said in accepting the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. "My humility is staggering."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 2008
Hey, lady! Jerry Lewis has been selected to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the Oscar ceremony in February. Going solo: Fox News host Sean Hannity, who is losing his liberal counterpart Alan Colmes at the end of the year, will not be getting a new on-air partner. Instead, the conservative commentator will headline his own show, called simply "Hannity," beginning Jan. 12, the network said Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 1993
CLINT EASTWOOD, accepting, at age 62, the best director award for "Unforgiven." "The trouble with living so long is you know so many people, and you can't remember their names. You get a little flustered." * AL PACINO, best actor for "Scent of a Woman." "Recently a young girl came up to me. I was at a function for the South Bronx, which is where I'm from. She said that I had encouraged her. That's not necessarily by my work, but by the fact that we came from the same place.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1993 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Hersholt Winners: Two film favorites, actresses Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor, will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at this year's Oscar ceremony on March 29, marking the first time the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has honored two individuals with the prestigious award in the same year. Hepburn and Taylor will be the 26th and 27th recipients of the award, and only the third and fourth women to be honored.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 2012 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
George Stevens Jr. was brought into the family business as a teenager when he worked as a production assistant on the 1953 Western classic "Shane," which his father, George Stevens, was directing. After college, he joined the crew of his dad's 1956 epic "Giant," for which the filmmaker won his second best directing Oscar, and then shot the location footage in Amsterdam for his father's 1959 drama, "The Diary of Anne Frank. " "I think I was the first one who directed a major part of one of his pictures," Stevens said in a recent interview.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2011 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
James Earl Jones, Oprah Winfrey and pioneering makeup artist Dick Smith will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in November with Governors Awards. Jones and Smith will receive Honorary Awards, while Winfrey will be presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The Honorary Award is presented for "extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the academy.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 12, 1989 | Shauna Snow, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Koch to Be Honored: Film maker Howard W. Koch has been selected to receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, given since 1956 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to people in the entertainment industry who are committed to helping others. Koch, 50, is campaign chairman of the Permanent Charities Committee of the Entertainment Industry, chairman of the Directors Guild's Educational and Benevolent Foundation, and on the board of directors for public television station KCET.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1989
Film producer Walter Mirisch will be honored today with the UCLA Medal at the university's College of Fine Arts commencement ceremony in Royce Hall at 3 p.m. The president of the Mirisch Corp. will be presented UCLA's highest honor, according to acting dean Bernard Kester. The company produced three Oscar-winning films of the 1960s, "The Apartment," "West Side Story," and "In the Heat of the Night." His company also made "Some Like It Hot," "The Magnificent Seven," "The Great Escape," "The Pink Panther" and "Fiddler on the Roof."
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