Singer Diane Warren, who has an Oscar record for most nominations for best song without a win, will eventually receive her Oscar at the upcoming Governors Awards.
Warren will receive the Oscar for career achievement, along with director Euzhan Palcy and director Peter Weir, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday.
“Back to the Future” star Michael J. Fox will receive the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
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Fox, 61, has been an outspoken supporter and opener in his battle with Parkinson’s disease since he was first diagnosed at the age of 29.
“Michael J. Fox’s tireless defense of Parkinson’s research, along with his unbridled optimism, is an example of one person’s impact on changing the future for millions,” the Academy said in a statement. The award is given to a person “whose humanitarian efforts have brought praise to the industry”.
Fox announced earlier this year that he would no longer be playing an actor due to a decline in his memory skills due to illness.
Warren, 65, added to the record nominations for best song at the 2022 Oscars with a nod to “Somehow You Do”, sung by country singer Reba McEntire in the drama “Four Good Days”. The song lost on the James Bond theme “No Time to Die”.
The singer has earned a nomination in each of the last five decades since 1987, a total of 13 win nods, with collaborations with Cher, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Lady Gaga, John Legend and Carlos Santana.
Palsi, a writer, director and producer born in Martinique in the French West Indies, won the Silver Lion at the 1983 Venice Film Festival for her first film “Sugar Cane Alley”, a first for a black director. Palsy directed “A Dry White Season” at the height of apartheid in South Africa, and became the first black woman to direct a film for a major Hollywood studio. Palsy’s work was “inspiration for filmmakers, contemporary artists and novelists”, the Academy’s publication.
The visionary Australian director Weir won Oscar nominations for “Witness”, “Dead Poets Society”, “The Truman Show” and “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”, for which he was also nominated for Best Picture. His other notable films include “The Way Back”, “Fearless”, “The Mosquito Coast”, “The Year of Living Dangerously” and “Gallipoli”.
The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the 13th Governors Awards on November 19.
The upcoming awards will come just months after the 12th Governors Awards, which honored Danny Glover, Samuel L. Jackson, Elaine May and Liv Ullman with a ceremony in March, delayed from the January start date due to the COVID spread. -19.
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