Julie Taymor, Elliot Goldenthal
Oscar-nominated Songwriter Julie Taymor, in the news after suing Broadway's Spider-Man producer and for berating U2's Bono and The Edge, is seen next to Oscar-winning Composer Elliot Goldenthal on the red carpet at the 2011 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, on Saturday, November 12. [Photo: Matt Petit / © A.M.P.A.S.] James Earl Jones (The Great White Hope, the voice of Darth Vader in the Star Wars movie series) was a long-distance Honorary Oscar honoree; make-up artist Dick Smith (The Exorcist, The Godfather, House on Haunted Hill), however, was present at the ceremony to receive his Honorary Oscar. Oprah Winfrey was the recipient of the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Julie Taymor's film credits include Frida, with Salma Hayek; the musical Across the Universe; The Tempest, with Helen Mirren; and Titus, with Jessica Lange and Anthony Hopkins. Elliot Goldenthal's credits include Titus, Michael Mann's Heat, with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro; and Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy, with Matt Dillon.