Sean Astin, Kevin Smith, Danny Glover and Mel Gibson also remembered the late director.
Donner, who directed all four films in the franchise, died on Monday, aged 91.
Quentin Tarantino revealed that Burt Reynolds spent his final night going through his lines.
Josh Brolin presented the prize at the virtual awards ceremony.
The actor has celebrated the action classic with throwback images, alongside paying for the 4th of July fireworks in New Orleans.
Patty Jenkins is sad Covid-19 scuppered the release of Wonder Woman 1984.
Stephen Dorff has hit out at safe Hollywood choices while promoting new drama Embattled.
Cynthia Erivo is following in Bette Midler's footsteps by fronting The Rose.
Elizabeth Banks is set to direct a bizarre crime caper.
John Legend is moving into movie production.
The actor thanked the hotel heiresses for being muses
Scarlett Johansson pushed for Cate Shortland to get the job after seeing her movie Lore.