The Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award is awarded periodically by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Governors Awards ceremonies to "creative producers, whose bodies of work reflect a high quality of motion picture production." The award is named for Irving Thalberg, legendary head of the Production Division of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, who developed the company's reputation for sophisticated films. The trophy itself is a bust of Thalberg rather than the familiar "Oscar" statuette. However, it is still counted as an "honorary Oscar"; the award was established in 1937 and was first presented at the 10th Academy Awards, in March 1938. There have been 39 statuettes awarded to date. Other nominees for the 11th Academy Awards: Samuel Goldwyn Joe Pasternak David O. Selznick Hunt Stromberg Walter Wanger Darryl F. Zanuck Category:Recipients of the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award Official website
Intergalactic Kitchen is a CBBC television series, based on the novel The Intergalactic Kitchen by Frank Rogers. It ran from January to April 2004; the show had a distinct reality to it, with the normal themes. The show is about their mother and Fleur, a rival from Snoo and Jay's school, they are about to go camping, when Mrs. Bird accidentally activates a force field and they are shot off into outer space, they attempt to get back to earth. Everything goes wrong, when Mrs. Bird accidentally climbs into the aliens' spaceship, Mr. and Mrs. Krryptyx accidentally activate the engines, thus separating Mrs. Bird's children and Mr. and Mrs. Krryptyx's children; this leads the adults on a series of mad adventures. The role of Mr Krryptyx was filled by Gavin Mitchell, who filmed one day on set before leaving the production, whereupon Mark McDonnell replaced him. McDonnell and Mitchell had worked with the show's producer on a successful short film, Cry For Bobo; this series was filmed in the rebuilt Maryhill Studio complex in Glasgow, used to film many of the Comedy Unit productions before it burned down on 22 April 2001.
Since rebuilding, the studio has been used to house the sets for other productions. Intergalactic Kitchen on IMDb
Manuel del Cabral was a Dominican poet and diplomat. The son of Mario Fermín Cabral y Báez, an influential senator during the "Era of Trujillo", he served at the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to Argentina. During his long stay in Buenos Aires, he married an Argentine and fathered his 4 children, among them, the television journalist and politician Peggy Cabral. In 1992 he was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura. Cabral has become one of the most celebrated writers of the Dominican Republic, enjoying international fame, his work is most viewed as an essential representation of Afro-Antillean or Afro-Caribbean poetry, known alternatively as negrismo or poesía negra in Spanish, along with the works of Cuban Nicolás Guillén and Puerto Rican Luis Palés Matos. Cabral is known for his vast exploration of themes. Perennial human concerns such as love, death and war occur throughout his writings. Additionally and political issues those involving Antillean and Dominican identity, as well as the exploitation of Afro-Caribbeans are prominent in his writings.
Cabral first gained recognition with Compadre Mon considered the best example of a Dominican Epic. Compadre Mon, like Trópico Negro and other major works, center around themes of labor and social injustice. Manuel del Cabral was ambassador to the United States, Colombia, Chile and Argentina. In the late 1950s he defected and sought political asylum in Argentina, where he lived for 17 years with his family. Trópico Negro. 1942 Compadre Mon. Espiral, Colombia 1943 Chinchina Busca el Tiempo. Perlado, Buenos Aires 1945 De Este Lado del Mar. Impresora Dominicana, Ciudad Trujillo 1949 Antología Tierra. Ediciones Cultura Hispánica, Madrid 1949 Carta a Rubén. Madrid 1950 Los Huéspedes Secretos. Madrid 1950, Segunda Antología Tierra. Gráficas García, Madrid 1951 30 Parábolas. Lucania, Buenos Aires 1956 Antología Clave. Losada, Buenos Aires 1957 14 Nudos de Amor. Losada, Buenos Aires 1963 El Escupido. Quintaria, Buenos Aires 1970 El Presidente Negro. Ediciones Carlos Lohlé, Buenos Aires 1973 Poemas de Amor y Sexo.
Ediciones de la Flor, Buenos Aires 1974 Cuentos. Ediciones Orión, Buenos Aires 1976 Antología Tres. Editora Universitaria, Santo Domingo 1983 Obra Poética Completa, Ed. Alfa & Omega, Santo Domingo 1987 Antología Poética, E. Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires 1998. ISBN 987-96390-4-9 Antología de Cuentos, E. Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires 1998. ISBN 987-96390-5-7 Wena Monica Palmer: Social consciousness and compromiso in selected writings of Manuel del Cabral. University of the West Indies, Jamaica, 1982 Manuel Antonio Arango L.: Historia, intrahistoria y compromiso social en siete poetas hispánicos. Rubén Darío, Federico García Lorca, Nicolás Guillén, Manuel del Cabral, Palés Matos, César Vallejo y Pablo Neruda, Lang 2007, ISBN 978-0-8204-8690-1 Gutiérrez, Franklin. Antología histórica de la poesía dominicana del siglo XX. New York: Ediciones Alcance, 1995. Diaz, Andrés Blanco. Manuel del Cabral y su obra: comentarios y critica. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Comisión Permanente de la Feria del Libro, 2001.
Bejel, Emilio. "Poetry." A History of Literature in the Caribbean. Vol. 1. Arnold, A. James. Ed. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1994. Torres-Saillant, Silvio. "Dominican Literature and Its Criticism: Anatomy of a Troubled Identity." A History of Literature in the Caribbean. Vol. 1. Arnold, A. James. Ed. Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1994. Torres-Saillant, Silvio. Caribbean Poetics: Towards an Aesthetic of West Indian Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997. Rodríguez, Linda M. "Dominican Republic." Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature. Ed. Verity Smith. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1997. Burdiez, Tómas Castro. Ed. La magia de lo permanente: antología poética de Manuel del Cabral. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Editorial Ciguapa, 2001. Manuel del Cabral on Bibliotecas Virtuales Biography and Selected Poems H-NET Caribbean English translation of one of Manuel del Cabral's poems at Poems Found in Translation