LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tight security is expected at Saturday night’s seventh annual Governors Awards, where Spike Lee, Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds will receive the first Oscars of Hollywood’s award season.
Los Angeles police say security for the star-studded ceremony at the Hollywood & Highland Center will likely be increased in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, as it will at several other high-profile Saturday events around the city.
Sentiment at the Governors Awards should also run high as celebrities reflect on the attacks while trying to maintain the gala’s usual air of celebration for the film world’s best.
This year, Lee and Rowlands will accept Oscars for career achievement. Reynolds will receive the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for raising mental health awareness, but she’s unable to attend because of unspecified surgery.