Linda Blair introduced the presentation of the Honorary Award to veteran makeup artist Dick Smith. Back in 1973, Smith transformed Blair into an iconic movie "monster" in William Friedkin’s blockbuster The Exorcist. Among Dick Smith’s other movie credits are Otto Preminger’s The Cardinal, Arthur Penn’s Little Big Man, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver, Tony Scott’s The Hunger, and Milos Forman’s Amadeus.
Also, The World of Henry Orient, House of Dark Shadows, The Sunshine Boys, Altered States, The Deer Hunter, Starman, Ghost Story, Dad, Death Becomes Her, and House on Haunted Hill. The Governors Awards ceremony took place in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood on Saturday, Nov. 12.
Dick Smith photo: Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.