Putting aside the sexual harassment scandal for a night, the stars of Hollywood came out on Saturday to celebrate the work of actor Donald Sutherland and four other filmmakers awarded honorary Oscars.
Sutherland, 82, has appeared in more than 140 films including “The Dirty Dozen”, “MASH” and “Don’t Look Now” and is familiar to a younger generation for the “Hunger Games” franchise, but had never won an Oscar.
“This is very important to me, to my family,” Sutherland said at the annual Governors Awards, where Oscar statuettes are awarded to celebrate a person’s body of work over a career.
“I wish I could say thank you to the characters I’ve played, thank them for informing my life,” he added.
“Hunger Games” star Jennifer Lawrence, said Sutherland’s work “is movie magic at its best”.