HOLLYWOOD has been dishing out awards as if life depended upon it. I can't help but think I'm the only person who hasn't yet received one. This evening there are two more: The American Film Institute Salute To Elizabeth Taylor (Pearl, 9.30pm) and The 19th Annual American Film Institute Achievement Award Salute To Kirk Douglas (10.30pm). Both Mr Douglas and Ms (Mrs?) Taylor are, how shall we say, of advancing years and beginning to show it. Given the choice I'd rather spend the evening with Mr Douglas, if only to get a good look at that dimple, which has remained untouched by plastic surgeons throughout his career, which stretches back to a film called The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers in 1946. Whether Ms Taylor is made up of all original parts is difficult to say. Her nose looks a bit suspect, and so does her hair, but she's generally not in bad nick for a woman who has spent a significant part of her life filing for divorce. For collectors of trivia, here are the facts: Elizabeth Taylor was born in London of American parents and moved to California at the onset of World War II. She became a star at the age of 12 in National Velvet (although it wasn't her first film), has since made more than 50 films (with three Best Actress Oscar nominations in successive years and, finally, the Oscar itself for her role as a high-class prostitute in Butterfield 8 in 1960) and has gone through a greater-than-usual number of spouses. She won the French Legion of Honour for her philanthropic work in the battle against AIDS. Kirk Douglas, father of Michael, was born Issur Danielovich to illiterate Russian immigrants and first tried to get to college on a wrestling scholarship. He was turned down, but a second try, for a scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, set him on the road to fame. He has made more than 80 films, formed his own film company in 1955, and accepted this award three weeks after almost getting killed in a helicopter crash. IT goes without saying that Prime Suspect II (STAR Plus, 9pm) won a hatful of awards, including an Emmy for Best Mini Series. And they don't come much minier; it is showing in just two parts, concluding tomorrow at the same time. Writer Lynda La Plante packs a great deal into her four hours. She has since moved on from Prime Suspect to The Governor, which was shown by TVB Pearl earlier this year and bore all the La Plante hallmarks. It's enough to make a misogynist sit down and cry. In Prime Suspect Helen Mirren wears the pants, or at least the tailored skirt suits. She plays Detective chief inspector Jane Tennison, around whom men understandably cower. Ms Tennison could wither a cactus at 100 yards. The story concerns the discovery of a body in a largely Afro-Caribbean area of London. All well and good, but no-one knows who the body belonged to or how it came to be there. The racial subtext is a red herring, but serves as evidence that La Plante believes the Mark Fuhrmans of this world are not exclusive to Los Angeles. FILMS on Cable Movie Channel: True Betrayal (7am and 1pm). Mare Winningham is an undercover detective who enjoys her work - until she falls for a man who may, or may not, be a killer. Eve of Destruction (11am). Frankenstein variation which at once manages to be reverse-sexist and anti-feminist. Renee Soutendijk gives her all in a dual role: as Dr Eve Simons, a scientist, and Eve III, the android/robot she has created in her own likeness - and which is running amok. Gregory Hines is the good guy who sets out to immobilise it. Belle De Jour (5pm). Award-winning classic tells the tale of a virginal newlywed (Catherine Deneuve) who works the day-shift in a high class Parisian brothel, unbeknownst to her patient husband. All's Fair (7pm). Dreadful comedy about some good-old-boy executives (George Segal, Robert Carradine) who spend their weekends playing macho war games and end up taking on their wives in 'battle'.