The Los Angeles Film Critics Association honour Doris Day with their “Career Achievement Award” for 2011

October 31, 2011 3 Comments

On Saturday, 29 October 2011, Doris Day was named the recipient of a lifetime achievement award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA).

Founded in 1975, the LAFCA comprises of Los Angeles-based, professional film critics who honour screen excellence on both sides of the camera.

The organisation’s president, Brent Simon, said in a statement to the press “Equally at home in snappish romantic comedies and more dramatic fare, Day was the biggest female star of the 1960s, giving a series of delightfully perceptive performances”. He added “LAFCA is thrilled to be able to honor her.”

Other winners for the 37th annual LAFCA awards will be selected at the the organisations annual voting meeting on the 11 December. The winners will be announced via Twitter (@LAFilmCritics). The annual awards ceremony will then be held in mid-January.

Although Doris Day was one of the most popular actresses of the 1950s and ’60s, starring in 39 films opposite some of Hollywood’s finest male stars (e.g. James Cagney, Clark Gable, Rock Hudson and James Garner) she only ever received an Academy Award nomination for her work as an actress in 1959’s ‘Pillow Talk‘.

We are certain Ms Day’s millions of admirers worldwide will hope that this latest acknowledgement of her timeless film legacy will now provoke the Academy into righting their glaring oversight with a much deserved honorary Oscar.

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3 Comments to “The Los Angeles Film Critics Association honour Doris Day with their “Career Achievement Award” for 2011”
  1. Ted Landry says:

    Doris Day was one of the best entertainers of all time. She was a great big band singer, radio and recording artist, musical and comedy film star, and wonderful television comedy actress. Doris Day did it all brilliantly!

  2. Ted Landry says:

    I meant to give a five-star rating, just for the record.

  3. Rebecca Noel says:

    It’s way overdue! Doris made us so happy with her movies, and with her perky personality! She loved making movies and singing and it showed thru to us! I love my sweet Doris and am sending congratulations to her, as well as lots of love! 🙂

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