Via press release:
Beverly Hills, CA ‚Äî The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted last night to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer-director Francis Ford Coppola and Honorary Awards to historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow, director Jean-Luc Godard and actor Eli Wallach. All four awards will be presented at the Academy‚Äôs 2nd Annual Governors Awards dinner on Saturday, November 13, at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center¬Æ.
‚ÄúEach of these honorees has touched movie audiences worldwide and influenced the motion picture industry through their work,‚Äù said Academy President Tom Sherak. ‚ÄúIt will be an honor to celebrate their extraordinary achievements and contributions at the Governors Awards.‚Äù