The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a new date for the forthcoming 14th Governors Awards: The ceremony will now take place on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024.
Angela Bassett, Mel Brooks, editor Carol Littleton and Sundance Institute's Michelle Satter will be honored with Oscars, with Bassett, Brooks and Littleton receiving Honorary Awards and Satter being awarded the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
As voted on by the Board of Governors, the honorary Oscar is given to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy. The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is given to an individual in the motion picture arts and sciences whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.
Upon announcing this year's honorees, Academy President Janet Yang called the quartet "trailblazers who have transformed the film industry and inspired generations of filmmakers and movie fans." She continued, "Across her decades-long career, Angela Bassett has continued to deliver transcendent performances that set new standards in acting. Mel Brooks lights up our hearts with his humor, and his legacy has made a lasting impact on every facet of entertainment. Carol Littleton's career in film editing serves as a model for those who come after her. A pillar of the independent film community, Michelle Satter has played a vital role in the careers of countless filmmakers around the world."
The 14th Governors Awards, which was originally slated for Nov. 18, 2023, will be held on Jan. 9, 2024, at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.