See Roger Corman Receive His Honorary Oscar

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, 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!)

Finally, we come to the part everyone wants to see: Jonathan Demme presents the Honorary Oscar statuette to Roger Corman.

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  • The Butcher

    Man oh man are these ever super duper cool! THANKS, it’s so great to be able to see this.

    Viva La Corman!

  • Heather Buckley

    I am glad these were posted! I hope everyone on the site watches them. The best is Jonathan Demme’s Intro was the best by far.

    • The Woman In Black

      The thanks go to you, HB, for pointing us in the direction of the vids. It’s a shame Roger is being shunned on the live broadcast, but at least people can pay tribute to him this way.