THE NEW MEXICAN Friday, November 15, 2013
Angelina Jolie takes notes as she speaks with Syrian refugees in a Jordanian military camp based near the Syria border on June 18. The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Jolie with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work with the United Nations. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO
Stars react to honorary awards By Sandy Cohen
The Associated Press
OS ANGELES — It’s an Oscar ceremony with dinner, drinks and no commercial breaks: For the fifth consecutive year, the motion picture academy will present its honorary Academy Awards at a private, untelevised, black-tie dinner. Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and Italian costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Oscar statuettes at Saturday’s Governors Awards, where they’ll be feted by the likes of Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hanks in front of an audience of the entertainment elite. “This event is a celebration of film, and it is really the beginning of Academy Awards season,” said Paula Wagner, who is producing the ceremony. Here’s what each of the honorees had to say about their upcoming Oscars:
Today’s talk shows 3:00 p.m. KOAT The Ellen DeGeneres Show Chris Pratt; Channing Tatum; the Oscar Experience College Search; The Killers perform. KRQE Dr. Phil KTFQ Laura KWBQ The Bill Cunningham Show KLUZ El Gordo y la Flaca KASY Jerry Springer CNN The Situation Room FNC The Five MSNBC The Ed Show 3:30 p.m. CNBC Options Action 4:00 p.m. KOAT The Dr. Oz Show KTEL Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste KASY The Steve Wilkos Show FNC Special Report With Bret Baier 5:00 p.m. KASA Steve Harvey KASY Maury FNC On the Record With Greta Van Susteren
6:00 p.m. CNN Anderson Cooper 360 FNC The O’Reilly Factor 7:00 p.m. CNN Piers Morgan Live MSNBC The Rachel Maddow Show 8:00 p.m. E! E! News FNC Hannity MSNBC Up Late With Alec Baldwin Actress Ellen Barkin talks about her start in the movies, her marriage, and her work. 8:30 p.m. KNME Washington Week With Gwen Ifill 9:00 p.m. FNC The O’Reilly Factor 10:00 p.m. KASA The Arsenio Hall Show Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan, Regina Hall and Melissa De Sousa. KTEL Al Rojo Vivo CNN Anderson Cooper 360 10:35 p.m. KRQE Late Show With David Letterman Lady Antebellum performs.
10:45 p.m. KOB The Tonight Show With Jay Leno TV host Bill O’Reilly; chef Guy Fieri; Lee Brice performs. 11:00 p.m. KOAT Jimmy Kimmel Live Dr. Phil McGraw; sports broadcaster Erin Andrews; Florida Georgia Line performs. FNC Hannity HBO Real Time With Bill Maher 11:30 p.m. KASA Dish Nation 11:37 p.m. KRQE The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Actor Steven Yeun; actress Summer Glau. 12:00 a.m. KOAT Nightline 12:19 a.m. KOB Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tom Selleck; Jena Malone; Johnny Marr performs. 12:30 a.m. E! E! News 1:00 a.m. CNN Piers Morgan Live 1:18 a.m. KOB Last Call With Carson Daly Behind the Mask; Kitten performs; Duologue.
7 p.m. on ABC Last Man Standing Vanessa (Nancy Travis) feels bad about encouraging Mandy (Molly Ephraim) to break up with Kyle (Christoph Sanders) and tries to make things right, but she only ends up making a bad situation worse. Tim Allen, Kaitlyn Dever and Amanda Fuller also star in the new episode “Vanessa Fixes Kyle.” 7 p.m. on CW The Carrie Diaries Carrie (AnnaSophia Robb) pitches Larissa (Freema Agyeman) an article on Adam Weaver (Chris Wood), an acclaimed young playwright, but he turns out to be a difficult interview. Walt (Brendan Dooling) is forced to face his feelings for Bennet (Jake Robinson). Carrie and Dorrit (Stefania Owen) realize they share a dislike for Dylan (Dylan Clark Marshall), the son of Tom’s (Matt Letscher) girlfriend (Nadia Dajani), in the new episode “Borderline.” 8 p.m. on FOX Raising Hope They may mess up, but the Chances’ hearts are in the right place. In other words, they’re just like us, and that’s what makes this sitcom — which starts a fourth season tonight — so enjoyable. Lucas Neff returns as Jimmy, the no-longer-single father
raising his little girl (Baylie and Rylie Cregut) with a little help from his new wife (Shannon Woodward), his parents (Garret Dillahunt, Martha Plimpton) and great-grandmother (Cloris Leachman). 8 p.m. on CW America’s Next Top Model The first coed season of the modeling competition comes to an end tonight. The last two contestants standing face off in a fierce runway show and then a photo shoot — with Tyra Banks, pictured, behind the camera — in “Finale Part 2: The Guy or Girl Who Becomes America’s Next Top Model.” 9 p.m. on NBC Dracula Grayson (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) continues his courtship of Lady Jayne (Victoria Smurfit). Lucy (Katie McGrath) tries to forget her own heartbreak by throwing herself into planning Mina and Harker’s (Jessica De Gouw, Oliver JacksonCohen) engagement party. Grayson has a reunion with an old friend that complicates his and Van Helsing’s (Thomas Kretschmann) plans in the new episode “From Darkness to Light.”
Even after five Tony awards, 18 Emmy nominations and three Oscar nominations, Lansbury was overwhelmed to learn she would be getting an Academy Angela Award for Lansbury lifetime achievement. “It was quite an emotional moment,” the 88-year-old actress said. “It’s a nod for everything I’ve done, in a sense. That’s what it means to me: It is really an acknowledgement of a good career, a good career as an actress in Hollywood.” Before audiences knew the British star on stage in Mame or on television in Murder, She Wrote, Lansbury was a movie star who earned a supporting actress Oscar nomination for her debut role in 1944’s Gaslight. “My early days at MGM were thrilling and exciting beyond words because it all happened so fast,” she said. “I started off with three big, huge movies.” National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor followed Gaslight, then The Picture of Dorian Gray, for which Lansbury earned her second Oscar nomination. The third was for 1962’s The Manchurian Candidate.
Steve Martin The comic actor had no idea what academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs was calling about. “I thought maybe a host had fallen out or something,” Martin said. “I thought maybe they needed a Steve favor or Martin wanted me to introduce somebody.” The 68-year-old was touched when he realized he would be the one getting introduced — as the recipient of an honorary Oscar for lifetime achievement. “It goes back to the ’80s and ’90s — that all that work was actually registering with
somebody in a kind of serious way,” Martin said, reflecting on the early films he wrote and starred in, such as The Jerk, Three Amigos! and L.A. Story. “I and all the people I worked with, we took it very seriously and we worried a lot about it, so it’s quite a compliment to have it regarded in some way. It’s quite an honor.” He’s appeared in more than three dozen movies and hosted the Oscars three times, but has never been nominated for an Academy Award. “It doesn’t bother me that traditionally, comedies don’t get recognized on a yearly basis,” he said of Oscar’s history of slighting comedy films. “But in the honorary academy list, there are a lot of comedians and funny people recognized.”
Piero Tosi The costumer has earned five Academy Award nominations for his designs in films such as La Traviata and La Cage aux Folles and calls his honorary Oscar for lifetime achieve- Piero Tosi ment “the crowning of a career.” “Given my young age, I was really shocked,” the 86-yearold wrote in an email to the AP from his home in Italy. Tosi’s collaborations with Italian director Luchino Visconti consistently caught the academy’s eye, with Oscar nods for Tosi’s costumes in 1963’s The Leopard, 1971’s Death in Venice and 1973’s Ludwig. The designer said he has been “fascinated by the cinema” since he was a child. “Mostly, I dreamt a lot watching American movies of the ’30s and ’40s,” he said. “That wonderful season fed me throughout my career,” which spans six decades and includes some 60 films.
Angelina Jolie The 38-year-old actressdirector was “completely surprised” when she learned the leaders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences wanted to recognize her with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Oprah Winfrey received the honor last year. Past recipients also include Quincy Jones and Paul Newman. “Paul Newman has been a hero of mine since I was a little girl,” Jolie wrote in an email to The Associated Press from Australia, where she is directing her latest film, Unbroken. “Receiving the Hersholt award makes me feel like I am on the right path but also reminds me I have more to do.” Jolie is active with the Prevent Sexual Violence Initiative and serves as special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Even with a flourishing career and family, Jolie said she always has time for humanitarian work. “It is an honor to work on behalf of refugee children and victims of rape,” she said. “No matter how much I have to do, how busy my life is, I am always aware that the challenges are absolutely nothing in comparison to what they face on a daily basis.”
Published on Nov 15, 2013