The Academy to Honor Richard Curtis, Quincy Jones, Juliet Taylor, Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli at 15th Governors Awards in Los Angeles

The Academy to Honor Richard Curtis, Quincy Jones, Juliet Taylor, Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli at 15th Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Image: AMPAS
The Academy to Honor Richard Curtis, Quincy Jones, Juliet Taylor, Michael G. Wilson & Barbara Broccoli at 15th Governors Awards in Los Angeles. Image: AMPAS

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will honor Richard Curtis, Quincy Jones, Juliet Taylor, Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli at the 15th Governors Awards in Los Angeles, USA, on November 17, 2024. Curtis will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, while Jones and Taylor will receive Honorary Awards. Wilson and Broccoli will be honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the honorees for its 15th Governors Awards, set to take place on November 17, 2024, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom in Ovation Hollywood, Los Angeles. This year's recipients include Richard Curtis, Quincy Jones, Juliet Taylor, Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli.

Richard Curtis, renowned for his work on films such as "Notting Hill," "Bridget Jones’s Diary," and "Love Actually," will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Curtis’s efforts in co-founding Comic Relief UK and USA have helped raise over $2 billion for various causes. His initiatives, including Make Poverty History and Project Everyone, have significantly contributed to global humanitarian efforts.

Quincy Jones, a legendary figure in the music industry, will be presented with an Honorary Award. Jones’s expansive career includes producing and composing for films like "In the Heat of the Night" and "The Color Purple." He has earned seven Oscar nominations and collaborated with prominent artists such as Michael Jackson and Frank Sinatra. Jones previously received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 1994.

Juliet Taylor, a distinguished casting director, will also receive an Honorary Award. Taylor’s notable work spans 50 years, with credits including "Taxi Driver," "Annie Hall," and "Schindler’s List." Her collaborations with directors such as Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg have left an indelible mark on the film industry.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will be honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award. Known for their work on the James Bond series, including hits like "Skyfall" and "No Time to Die," Wilson and Broccoli have also produced several independent films. They continue the legacy of Dana and Albert R. (Cubby) Broccoli through their philanthropic efforts via the Broccoli Foundation.

Academy President Janet Yang expressed her enthusiasm, stating, “The recipients of this year’s Governors Awards have set the bar incredibly high across their remarkable careers, and the Academy’s Board of Governors is thrilled to recognize them with Oscars.”

The Governors Awards celebrate individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the film industry. The event, supported by Rolex, underscores the Academy’s commitment to honoring excellence in filmmaking and humanitarian efforts.