Fox, Warren, Palcy and Weir
And the honorary Oscar goes to…
6/22/2022, 7:03 p.m
Through their art they have made “indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large”: actor Michael J. Fox, directors Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, and musician Diane Warren. Now the four can look forward to the honorary Oscar.
Actor Michael J. Fox, directors Euzhan Palcy and Peter Weir, and musician Diane Warren are all set to receive honorary Oscars in November. The Governors Awards will be presented at a gala on November 19 in Los Angeles, the Oscar Academy said. The four honorees made “indelible contributions to cinema and the world at large”.
Most recently, Norwegian actress Liv Ullmann, US actor Samuel L. Jackson and comedian and screenwriter Elaine May were celebrated with honorary Oscars in March, and “Lethal Weapon” star Danny Glover was also honored for his social commitment.
For Diane Warren in particular, the nomination is a liberating blow. After 13 unsuccessful Oscar nominations, she will finally hold her first Oscar in her hands on November 19th. The composer is responsible for some of the most famous songs in the world, such as “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith or “Stand Up For Something” from the movie “Marshall “.
“Profound meaning” for film and society
Michael J. Fox has also done great things. He was remembered by many for his legendary role as Marty McFly in “Back to the Future” or as Alex Keaton in the sitcom “Family Ties”. Since his Parkinson’s disease, however, the 61-year-old has only acted in a few selected films. With the help of his foundation, he also wants to support other affected people and invest in research.
Euzhan Palcy was the first black woman to direct a Hollywood film with the film “White Time of Drought”. Peter Weir is an Australian director. He made a name for himself with “Dead Poets Society”, “The Truman Show” and “Master and Commander”.
There is no jury for the honorary Oscars, but the academy selects people whose work has “profound importance” for film and society.