The Governors Awards are a lifetime achievement award that has recently gotten a lot bigger. It used to be part of the Oscars but now has a grand presentation of honorary Oscars. There are no competitions, so it’s a night to relax and praise those that came before us. This year the honorees are Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Agnès Varda, and the man we are taking a closer look at today, Donald Sutherland.
Donald Sutherland has a career that’s lasted for years with over 200 credits and many great performances, yet he’s never received an Academy Award until now. In the above Highlight video Host of the night, Steven Spielberg introduces Donald and talks about how long his career has lasted and how big of a supporting role he’s had in many great films, Colin Farrell tells us about the first time he ever met Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Lawrence describes how it was meeting Donald for the first time during the Hunger Games, and the man of the hour Donald Sutherland is thankful for close bathrooms, how he reacted when he got the phone call for the award and gives his thanks for the honor.