Sidney Lumet, whose 40-plus films include "12 Angry Men," "Dog Day Afternoon," "Network" and "Serpico," is finally getting an Oscar (he's been nominated five times). The Board of Governors...

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Sidney Lumet, whose 40-plus films include “12 Angry Men,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “Network” and “Serpico,” is finally getting an Oscar (he’s been nominated five times).

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have voted to give Lumet an honorary Oscar to honor his “brilliant services to screenwriters, performers and the art of the motion picture.”

Lumet, 80, will get his trophy at the Oscars ceremony, to be telecast live Feb. 27 on ABC.

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Other credits include “Running on Empty,” “The Wiz,” “Equus,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” “Fail-Safe” and “Long Day’s Journey into Night.”


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CBS’ “Survivor” has made it through nine installments with only minimal viewer attrition. Therefore, the network has announced it has picked up two future installments, to air during the 2005-06 season.

Eager to mix up the show’s formula, the 10th season of “Survivor” will take place on the island of Palau in the Pacific and will feature 20 contestants rather than the 16 or 18 of other seasons. “Survivor: Palau” will premiere in spring 2005.

“Survivor” won an Emmy in 2001 for nonfiction programming and was nominated in 2003’s reality category.

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