2009 Governors Awards

Roger Corman, Lauren Bacall and Gordon Willis
  • Caleb Deschanel toasts Gordon Willis

    2009 Governors Awards

    On November 14, four extraordinary individuals were honored at the Academy’s inaugural Governors Awards event. Producer-executive John Calley received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, and Honorary Awards went to actress Lauren Bacall, producer-director Roger Corman and cinematographer Gordon Willis.

  • Gordon Willis and Jeff Bridges

    Video Highlights

    Watch exclusive video highlights from the innagural Governors Awards ceremony.

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  • Alec Baldwin

    Slideshows

    See highlights from this star-studded evening as over 500 guests gathered to pay tribute to four Hollywood icons.

    Arrivals Slideshow

    Ceremony Slideshow

  • Oscar Statuettes

    About the Awards

    Learn more about the awards presented at the 2009 Governors Awards.

    Irving G. Thalberg Award

    Honorary Award

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

Honorary Award to Lauren Bacall in recognition of her central place in the Golden Age of motion pictures.

Biography

Selected Filmography

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Audio Testimonial by Martha Coolidge

John Calley

John Calley

Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to John Calley for a consistently high quality of motion picture production.

Biography

Selected Filmography

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Audio Testimonial by Sid Ganis

Roger Corman

Roger Corman

Honorary Award to Roger Corman for his rich engendering of films and filmmakers.

Biography

Selected Filmography

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Audio Testimonial by Gale Anne Hurd

Gordon Willis

Gordon Willis

Honorary Award to Gordon Willis for unsurpassed mastery of light, shadow, color and motion.

Biography

Selected Filmography

Did You Know?

Audio Testimonial by Caleb Deschanel

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