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DIFF 2014 Dallas Star Awards

The Dallas Star Award honors individuals who have made important contributions to shaping the face of modern cinema and the advancement of the art of film.

2014 DIFF DALLAS STAR AWARDS

 
JOHN WAYNE
John WayneJohn Wayne’s monumental film career spanned five decades. He appeared in more than 175 films, more than a dozen directed by John Ford alone. For an entire generation, he was Hollywood’s biggest and most durable box-office star. Incredibly versatile, Wayne starred in just about every genre Hollywood offered: war movies, romantic comedies, police dramas, histories. But it was the Western—the American cinema—where Wayne made his most lasting mark. He was nominated three times for the Academy Award, winning the Oscar for Best Actor in 1969 for TRUE GRIT. And his powerful performance in THE SEARCHERS has been singled out by filmmakers and actors alike as the greatest performance by an actor on film, ever. >>Read More

Members of the John Wayne family will accept the Dallas Star Award on April 13 at a special screening of STAGECOACH at the Texas Theatre.

 
Cheryl-Boone-IsaacsCHERYL BOONE ISAACS
Boone Isaacs was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 30, 2013, by the organization’s Board of Governors. She has served for 21 years as an Academy Governor representing the Public Relations Branch and has held every elected office at the Academy. In 2014, Boone Isaacs was inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame. She currently heads CBI Enterprises, Inc., where she has consulted on marketing efforts on such films as THE ARTIST, THE KING’S SPEECH, PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE, SPIDER-MAN 2 and TUPAC: RESURRECTION.
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Cheryl Boone Isaacs will accept the Dallas Star Award on April 11 at the DFS Honors.

2014 TEXAS AVERY AWARD Presented by REEL FX

MICHAEL JOHN KRICFALUSI
john-k_articleMichael John Kricfalusi, better known as John K., is an award-winning Canadian animator who grew up watching, drawing and being inspired by Hanna-Barbera and Tex Avery cartoons. After studying at Ontario’s Sheridan College, he moved to Los Angeles to realize his childhood dream, working for both Filmation and Hanna-Barbera before embarking on his own projects.

Together with influential animator Ralph Bakshi, John K. supervised and animated the CBS series MIGHTY MOUSE: THE NEW ADVENTURES, considered a forerunner in creator-driven cartoons. In 1991 he premiered his best-known series, THE REN & STIMPY SHOW, which ran for five seasons on Nickelodeon and garnered him two Emmy nominations and two Annie Awards for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Field of Animation. With its off-color humor, sexual innuendo and violence, REN & STIMPY quickly gained a cult following and is credited today with inspiring everything from THE SIMPSONS to SOUTH PARK.

Michael John Kricfalusi will accept his Texas Avery Animation Award presented by REEL FX on April 11 at the DFS honors.


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DALLAS STAR AWARDS

With 175 films and an Oscar to his credit, John Wayne is considered by many to be not only a great actor, but the American archetype.

Cheryl Boone Isaacs is the first African-American President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and only the third woman to hold the office.

John Kricfalusi, the creator of Ren & Stimpy, is the recipient of the 2014 Texas Avery Animation Award presented by REEL FX.

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