Oscar honors industry legends
LOS ANGELES — The Oscars Governors Awards on Saturday honored filmmakers whose names may not be as well known, but whose contributions to the industry have affected movielovers everywhere.
Documentarian D.A. Pennebaker helped make the medium mainstream with his directcinema approach. George Stevens Jr., founded the American Film Institute and established the Kennedy Center Honors. Hal Needham developed ways of performing and directing death-defying movie stunts. DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg raised hundreds of millions of dollars for charity.