Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Oscars Governors Awards: A List Hollywood Out in Force, All the Stars from Fall Movies Including Olivia Wilde & Florence Pugh, Plus Greta Gerwig is Pregnant Again


The Oscars’ Lifetime Achievement Awards, aka the Governor’s Awards, are going on right now in Los Angeles at the Fairmont Century City Hotel.

Mindy Kaling is the emcee and there are dozens of A listers and stars on the scene. Everyone who’s campaigning for an Oscar this season is there, from Cate Blanchett to Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne, Brendan Fraser, Banshees Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, and so on.

Greta Gerwig is there, star of her husband Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise,” and from the looks of things pregnant with their second child.

Michael J. Fox is receiving the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award from Woody Harrelson. His “Back to the Future” co-star Christopher Lloyd is one of his guests. Fox and wife Tracy Pollan ran into another of tonight’s honorees, Diane Warren, the first songwriter ever to win such an award. Warren is receiving her honor from a surprise guest who I can tell you about as soon as it’s all happened.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 19: Greta Gerwig attends the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 13th Governors Awards at Fairmont Century Plaza on November 19, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/WireImage)

Another honoree is Peter Weir, the director, who will get his award from Jeff Bridges. Not in the audience is the actor whose career was made by Weir, Mel Gibson. He’s nowhere to be seen and it’s no surprise.

Also on the scene are Olivia Wilde and Florence Pugh, not together, of course. Yesterday it was announced that Wilde and Harry Styles have broken up after all them warred over “Don’t Worry Darling.” a movie that died an ignominious death. Pugh was the star of it, and was in a huge feud with Wilder over Styles. I can’t imagine they sat at the same table.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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