Lucasfilm's KATHLEEN KENNEDY and FRANK MARSHALL Receives Top ACADEMY AWARDS Producing Honor

Kathleen Kennedy
Kathleen Kennedy
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Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall
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Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall have been honored with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The awards, which is given to producers "whose body of work reflects a consistently high quality of motion picture production, are scheduled to be presentedNovember 18 at the Academy's Tenth Annual Governors' Awards ceremony.

In addition to that, Honorary Awards are going to Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin, and Cicely Tyson.

"Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors’ work," said Academy president John Bailey. "And this year, its selection of five iconic artists was made with universal acclaim by the Academy’s 54 spirited governors."

Kennedy and Marshall have worked together since the early 1980s, co-founding Amblin Productions with Steven Spielberg then going out on their own to produce films such as The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit, Munich, Congo, and all five Bourne films. Kennedy has been president of Lucasfilm since the company's acquisition by the Walt Disney Company in 2014.

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