March 25, 2017  

'The Godfather' Director to Be Honored at Pre-Oscars Event

August 26, 2010 (7:01 am) GMT
Francis Ford Coppola is set to receive the coveted Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' second annual Governors Awards.
Francis Ford Coppola

Moviemaker-turned-vineyard owner Francis Ford Coppola is to be honored with the coveted Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' second annual Governors Awards. "The Godfather" director will join film historian Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach as an honoree at the pre-Oscars event in November.

Academy President Tom Sherak says, "Each of these honorees has touched movie audiences worldwide and influenced the motion picture industry through their work. It will be an honor to celebrate their extraordinary achievements and contributions at the Governors Awards."

Coppola has already been honored by the Academy - the filmmaker has five Oscars for writing, producing and directing.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
  2. Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
  3. 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby
  4. Mama June Feels 'Like Frankenstein' After Skin Removal Surgery. Is She Giving Up?
  5. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  6. Katy Perry Reportedly Still Loves John Mayer. Will They Rekindle Their Romance?
  7. Trey Songz Slams Nicki Minaj: She Ain't Had S**t Before Me
  8. Han Solo Movie Adds 'Sing Street' Star Ian Kenny