OSCAR GETS TOUGH!

OSCAR GETS TOUGH!

For the 75th Academy Awards the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to clamp down on who exactly is given honorary awards – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award.

The procedure by which governors vote for honorary awards will now require a vote of two-thirds of the governors present to give an award, and three-fourths of the governors will have to endorse a candidate for a second award. Nominating and voting for all three awards will be conducted as a single procedure.

This is an attempt of the Academy to limit the number of honoraries presented each year to one, or, at most, two, and to do so in a way that is fair to each of the three types of award. You realize that this is also making it harder for Mr. T to get his due respects.




Posted on December 30, 2002 in News by
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