Tuesday 21 November 2017

No whiff of scandal at first Oscar-season awards

Irish actors Colin Farrell (pictured) and Saoirse Ronan were among the guests at the ninth annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles at the weekend Photo: Getty
Irish actors Colin Farrell (pictured) and Saoirse Ronan were among the guests at the ninth annual Governors Awards in Los Angeles at the weekend Photo: Getty

Sandy Cohen

Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played.

At the ninth annual Governors Awards, Hollywood took a break from its growing sexual harassment crisis to present the first Oscars of the season to four film industry veterans and a virtual reality project. The recipients of the honorary statuettes were selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 54-member board of governors.

Saoirse Ronan at the event Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Saoirse Ronan at the event Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Saoirse Ronan and Greta Gerwig of 'Lady Bird', Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Guillermo del Toro of 'The Shape of Water', and Kumail Nanjiani and Zoe Kazan of 'The Big Sick' were among the guests - all considered front-runners for Oscar nods.

Not one of the night's presenters or honourees mentioned the sex abuse scandal spreading through the industry since allegations surfaced last month against mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Irish Independent

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