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Starry crowd celebrates honorary Academy Awards

/ 06:39 PM November 09, 2014
From left, Reese Witherspoon, Jean-Marc Vallee and Laura Dern arrive at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. AP

From left, Reese Witherspoon, Jean-Marc Vallee and Laura Dern arrive at the 6th annual Governors Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Los Angeles. AP

LOS ANGELES— A constellation of stars gathered in Hollywood for an off-camera celebration of four stalwart film talents.

Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Steve Carell, Kevin Costner, Mark Wahlberg, Sidney Poitier, Ed Norton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Rock, Ron Howard and Hilary Swank were among the celebrities toasting the first Oscar winners of the season at the film academy’s Governors Awards Saturday night.

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Actress Maureen O’Hara, filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere and actor and activist Harry Belafonte accepted honorary Academy Awards at the private dinner ceremony at the Ray Dolby Ballroom.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences established the Governors Awards in 2009 as an untelevised celebration of its honorary Oscar winners.

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