Roger Corman, Lauren Bacall, Governor's AwardsIt's a given that the Oscars generally run long, but should honorary Oscars be shuffled off to a smaller ceremony? It allows for a more elegant, intimate gathering than is possible for the main ceremony aired on TV, but it also precludes film fans from watching classic stars and filmmakers receive the kudos they so richly deserve.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences honored four film veterans with Governors Awards at a dinner ceremony held Saturday at the Hollywood and Highland grand ballroom. B-movie producer Roger Corman,'Godfather' cinematographer Gordon Willis, actress Lauren Bacall (pictured, with Corman), and 'The Da Vinci Code' producer John Calley each received standing ovations during a presentation that included testimonials, toasts and clips of their work.
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