Oscar 2010: Mazursky Honored with Career Achievement Award

Paul Mazursky, the gifted actor, writer and director, will receive the career achievement award from the Los Angeles Film Critics (LAFCA) at the January 15 ceremony.

LAFCA president Brent Simon announced the honor Sunday and said in a statement, ""From his work as an actor, including in Stanley Kubrick's first film, 'Fear and Desire,' to his genre-spanning career as a writer and director, Mazursky is a great figure of world cinema as well as an American original." Mazursky is being honored for his body of work which includes "Blume in Love," "Harry and Tonto" and "An Unmarried Woman."
 
LAFCA will announce the winners of its 2010 awards live via Twitter at its December 12 meeting.