The 11th Annual Governors Awards will be held Sunday, Oct. 27 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles.
Event: 11th Annual Governors Awards
Date: Sunday, Oct. 27
Location: Highland Center,Los Angeles, California.
TV: Full Show HD
Academy’s 11th Governors Awards Moved Up to October 27, as Elections Loom. Outgoing president John Bailey wanted a hand in the selection, and the jump reflects an accelerated Oscar calendar.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Board of Governors will meet early Saturday to select their choices for the 11th annual Governors Awards. The special meeting is three months earlier than the usual post-Telluride Labor Day weekend date because the Academy — along with the rest of its accelerated calendar — has moved up the date for the Governors Awards from November 16 to Sunday, October 27. The nearly three-week jump backward reflects a similar shift for the February 9, 2020 Oscars.
The Governors’ Ball is a non-televised awards program that always draws a sizable contingent of Oscar contenders to the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland to celebrate the honorary Oscar winners (last year, Cicely Tyson, Lalo Schifrin, and Marvin Levy) as well as the occasional Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and Irving J. Thalberg Memorial Awards (last year, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall).
The changed date comes partly because outgoing AMPAS president John Bailey (the board will elect his successor in August) wanted a hand in the selection. (He was instrumental in pushing for the honorary Oscar for the late, great Agnes Varda as well as cinematographer Owen Roizman.) Also, the Academy Museum is scheduled to open by year’s end. (I’ll believe it when I see it.)
Board members go into the meeting ready to champion their favorites. Frequent candidates Albert Finney and Doris Day died before they could get their honorary Oscars. Names that have been bandied about for the honor this year include directors Werner Herzog, Paul Schrader, Stephen Frears, Michael Haneke, Richard Lester, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Ridley Scott, Peter Weir and Lina Wertmuller; performers Ann-Margret, Leslie Caron, Glenn Close, Norman Lloyd, Catherine Deneuve, Bruce Dern, Kim Novak, Mia Farrow, Harrison Ford, Hal Holbrook, Ian McKellen, Cicely Tyson, Liv Ullman, and Max Von Sydow; and such eminent craft non-winners as composer Philip Glass, writer Elaine May, and VFX master Douglas Trumbull.