Donald Sutherland honored with honorary Oscar
Actor Donald Sutherland will receive during the award ceremony of the Governors Awards, the Academy Honorary Award, for actors and actresses over a long period of time exceptional performance, contributed to the film industry.
The 82-year-old Canadian played in his career in over 140 films, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Ordinary People, and recently the film series of The Hunger Games. The actor was often praised for his work, but never won an Oscar.
In the past he has worked together with director John Bailey, who is now chairman of The Academy. Bailey has won four Oscars for Ordinary People, but Sutherland grip as the protagonist in addition to a price.
“He is a man with an incredibly distinctive body of work, with so many different films, roles and directors with whom he worked. Incredible that he has never been nominated,” the Academy president.
In addition to Sutherland get even writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman and the Belgian director Agnes Varda an honorary Oscar. The award ceremony of which will take place on 11 november at the Governors Awards gala.