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Frank Oz to receive Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film’s LIFE CAREER AWARD.

Discussion in 'Muppet Headlines' started by bknatchbull, Jun 6, 2012.

  1. bknatchbull

    bknatchbull Well-Known Member

    Hello

    The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films will bestow its top honorary achievement awards on renowned director Frank Oz, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, and actor James Remar on July 26th, when the Academy presents the 38th annual Saturn Awards.
    Oz, Remar, Kirkman, and producers of "The Simpsons" (this year's Milestone Award winner) are expected to attend this year’s Saturn Awards ceremony at the Castaway Event Center in Burbank, California.
    Genre filmmaking continues to dominate movies, TV and entertainment, and for four decades the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror film has been the only organization to honor the talented artists whose vision of wonder know no bounds,” said Academy President Robert Holguin. “They stimulate our imaginations and showcase the best in contemporary filmmaking and television, and we’re proud to honor these remarkable people – and to announce the winners of this year’s Saturn Awards – at this year’s awards show.

    From the Press Release:
    The enormous talents of FRANK OZ have left an indelible mark on science-fiction and fantasy films – and for his extraordinary contributions, Oz will receive the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Film’s LIFE CAREER AWARD. As an actor and performer, he has brought to life such iconic characters as Yoda in the Star Wars Saga and Miss Piggy from The Muppets. As a filmmaker, the legendary Jim Henson asked him to co-direct the watershed 1982 epic The Dark Crystal; Oz also directed the 1987 screen version of Little Shop of Horrors; such edgy comedy classics as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Death at a Funeral; and the big-screen adaptation of The Indian in the Cupboard.
    Hayley B and Muppet fan 123 like this.
  2. Muppet fan 123

    Muppet fan 123 Well-Known Member

    That's Great!!! :)
  3. Hubert

    Hubert Well-Known Member

    Yaay Frank!!!!!
    Muppet fan 123 likes this.
  4. Hayley B

    Hayley B Active Member

    Very awesome. Way to go Frank! :)
  5. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing such outstanding news! :super:
  6. Pinkflower7783

    Pinkflower7783 Well-Known Member

    Longgg overdue IMO!! Way to go Frank!!!
  7. catherine

    catherine Active Member

    wonderful stuff, frank deserves it.
  8. Cindy

    Cindy Moderator Staff Member

    That's awesome! Way to go Frank!


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