Kathleen Kennedy To Be Honored With An Oscar By The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences

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Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy will receive an honorary Oscar from the Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences. Kennedy will receive the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the Academy’s 10th annual Governors Awards on November 18th. Kennedy will also be the first woman to receive this award and will also share it with her husband and fellow producer Frank Thomas.

This honorary Oscar is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.” The Thalberg Award, is presented to creative producers “whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production.”

Kathleen Kennedy has a history of producing blockbuster hits such as “E.T. The Extraterrestrial”, “Back To The Future”, “Jurassic Park”, “Hook”, “Gremlins”, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” and “Star Wars: Episodes VII-IX”.

Source: Variety

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