LOS ANGELES (AP) — The first Oscars of the season have been awarded.
The film academy's board of governors voted Wednesday to present honorary Academy Awards to stuntman Hal Needham, documentarian D. A. Pennebaker and arts advocate George Stevens, Jr. The group also announced that producer and philanthropist Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
The four Oscar statuettes will be presented at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 4th annual Governors Awards dinner. The private ceremony is set for December 1 in the Ray Dolby Ballroom, just upstairs from Oscar's home at Hollywood & Highland's Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.