As Foy reported back in September, Roger Corman was selected to receive an Honorary Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sadly, he won’t be a big part of the Oscar telecast in March of 2010; instead, the awards ceremony was held this past Saturday at the Governor’s Ball.
Brief clips of Corman’s acceptance will no doubt be broadcast during the live telecast, but that’s hardly enough considering the man’s legacy. Luckily, there is video from the event courtesy of Oscars.org, which we have for you below.
First up, Ron Howard toasts Roger Corman.
He’s followed by Quentin Tarantino, who discusses Corman’s influence on the industry. (If you’ve ever seen and heard Quentin speak, it should come as no surprise he couldn’t be limited to just one video!)
2009 Governors Awards – Quentin Tarantino on Roger Corman #1
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Finally, we come to the part everyone wants to see: Jonathan Demme presents the Honorary Oscar statuette to Roger Corman.
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