Thursday, March 30, 2017

On This Day: March 30, 1991


By Ciaran Duggan,

George Lucas received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award at the 64th Academy Awards. 

The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded to "Creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a consistently high quality of motion picture production." 

The award is named for Irving Thalberg, the former head of the Production Division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who developed the company's stature for sophisticated films.

This is why the trophy itself is a bust of Thalberg rather than the recognisable "Oscar" statuette. 

Steven Spielberg presented the award to George Lucas and you can watch Lucas' acceptance speech down below:

Source: Oscars

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