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Leonard Maltin to Host 3-D Creative Arts Awards, Ang Lee Honored with Creative Achievement Award for 'Life of Pi'

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 25, 2013 at 12:43PM

Renowned critic, author and film historian Leonard Maltin will host the International 3-D Society's fourth annual 3-D Creative Arts Awards on February 6.
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Leonard Maltin
Leonard Maltin

Renowned critic, author and film historian Leonard Maltin will host the International 3-D Society's fourth annual 3-D Creative Arts Awards on February 6.

Director Ang Lee will be honored with the society's Harold Lloyd Award for creative achievement on his Oscar-nominated film "Life of Pi." Additionally, DreamWorks Animation will receive the Sir Charles Wheatstone Award for education and creative achievement, while Panasonic Corporation will be honored with the Century Award for bringing the 2012 Olympic Games to millions of 3-D viewers around the world.

International 3-D Society president Jim Chabin states, "Leonard Maltin is revered as one of our film industry's most trusted voices. He brings a keen eye, a love of movies, and a sense of history to our celebration of this year's best 3-D."

Check out Maltin's Indiewire blog Movie Crazy here.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.