Robert Boyle to receive honorary Oscar

Dec 12, 2007 by Ian Evans

Production designer Robert Boyle has been voted an Honorary Academy Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The award, an Oscar® statuette, will be given to Boyle at the 80th Academy Awards® presentation on February 24, 2008, “in recognition of one of cinema’s great careers in art direction.”

Boyle has earned four Academy Award nominations in the art direction category for his work on North by Northwest, Gaily, Gaily, Fiddler on the Roof and The Shootist.

“Robert Boyle’s career is truly worthy of this honor,” said Academy President Sid Ganis. “From his multiple collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock to his top-quality work on so many other films, this is a master film artist and I couldn’t be happier that an Oscar statuette will be presented to him.”

Boyle’s almost 100 credits include Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, It Came from Outer Space, The Birds, Marnie, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, In Cold Blood, The Thomas Crown Affair, Portnoy’s Complaint, Private Benjamin, Rhinestone and Dragnet.

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