Interesting: no Jean Hershholt Humanitarian Award this year, or Thalberg award to a producer. But the Oscars will give Lifetime awards to director Spike Lee, and actresses Debbie Reynolds and Gena Rowlands. Doris Day was passed over again, which is a shanda.
Spike Lee has so many great movies, and no Oscars to show for them. He deserves it.
Rowlands is a popular choice, and legendary for her work with husband John Cassavetes among others.
Debbie Reynolds literally IS Hollywood. The Oscar statue should be recast in her image. And Carrie Fisher giving her the award at the winter Governor’s Ball will be hysterical.
No male actor this time around, and no fourth inductee. Surprising.