Last night the Academy hosted a tribute to Producer / Director Richard Donner, who helmed such films as The Goonies, Superman, Lethal Weapon, and many others. On hand to praise him were those who have worked with him and those who have been inspired by his work. Top photo (l-r) Corey Feldman, Joseph Mazzello, Mel Gibson, John Savage, David Morse, Rene Russo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Richard Donner, Danny Glover,Geoff Johns, Carol Kane, Ke Huy Quan, Brian Helgeland, Kevin Feige and Jeff B. Cohen.
Notable Directors: Fred Savage, Bryan Gordon, David Wain, Ken Marino
One of the best TV ensembles in recent memory was guided to comedic brilliance by its directors, who crafted some of the most insane, out there scenarios around the lives of disaffected caterers. “Party Down” captured so well the way in which our dreams can haunt us, maybe even ruin our lives, and the way in which these directors found the poignancy in that internal struggle makes this show so painfully relatable. With each long lingering look on Adam Scott’s face, “Party Down” broke our hearts.