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Governors Awards celebrate Hollywood veterans

Governors Awards celebrate Hollywood veterans
By Euronews

<p>The creme de la creme of Hollywood was out for the 8th Annual Governors Awards, the so-called “honorary Oscars” handed out in recognition of lifetime achievement within the film industry.</p> <p>Among this year’s recipients was Chinese actor <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/14/jackie-chan-wins-honorary-oscar-at-governors-awards">Jackie Chan</a> who, after 56 years in the film industry and more than 200 movies, finally received his Academy Award.</p> <p>“Every year when I watch the Oscars, my dad always says ‘Son, you’ve got so many movie awards in the world, when are you getting one of these?’ Then I just look at my dad, ‘Dad, I only make comedy action movies”.</p> <p>Actor Richard Gere presented an award to <a href="http://variety.com/2016/film/spotlight/anne-coates-lawrence-of-arabia-editor-honorary-oscar-1201915294/">Anne Coates</a>, who won a film editing Oscar in 1963 for ‘Lawrence of Arabia’. Coates has become only the second editor to receive an honorary Oscar after <span class="caps">MGM</span> stalwart Margaret Booth in 1978.</p> <p>“I feel so lucky to have had this wonderful life doing the job I love, working with some of the finest directors of the last 50 years on some of the most fascinating scripts ever written,” said the British film editor. “And can you imagine a job where you actually get paid to look into the eyes of George Clooney?” </p> <p>Awards were also presented to casting director <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/race/lynn-stalmaster-pioneering-casting-director-695670">Lynn Stalmaster</a>, who cast the likes of Christopher Reeve and John Travolta, and documentary filmmaker <a href="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/film-news/11335097/Frederick-Wiseman-One-common-misconception-is-that-Im-a-muckraker.-My-films-are-more-complicated-than-that.html">Frederick Wiseman</a>, whose recent film, ‘In Jackson Heights’ (2015), has won several gongs.</p>