While Sutherland has never actually been nominated for an Oscar for his on-screen work, he’s appeared in some of the most beloved films of all time.
Sutherland is probably best known for “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and “Ordinary People“, but was also instrumental in “The Hunger Games” franchise as the malevolent President Snow.
Actor Donald Sutherland, writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman and Belgian director Agnes Varda are getting honorary Oscars this year.
In addition to the Canadian, the director and screenwriter american Charles Burnett, the director of photography american Owen Roizman and director of the belgian Agnès Varda will also receive a statuette.
Academy President John Bailey said the awards “reflect the breadth of worldwide, independent and mainstream filmmaking and are tributes to four great artists whose work embodies the diversity of our shared humanity”. Called the mother of the French New Wave, her movies include “Cleo from 5 to 7”, “Le Bonheur”, and “One Sings, the Other Doesn’t”.
Roizman has received five Academy Award nominations for his work on such films as “The French Connection”, “The Exorcist” and “Network”.
Varda wrote and directed her debut feature, “La Pointe Courte” (1956), with no formal training and has had career spanning more than 60 years.
The honorary award is awarded to recognize the extraordinary career, the outstanding contribution to the cinema, or the services rendered to the Academy by the recipient.