“Pretty Woman”, “Notting Hill” and “Erin Brokovich”: Julia Roberts has long been one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. Now she is to be honored with a special award.
The Academy Museum in Los Angeles, which opened in 2021, wants to award “Pretty Woman” star Julia Roberts (54) with an honorary award and honor her as an “icon”.
The Oscar winner (“Erin Brockovich”) is to receive the “Icon Award” on October 15, the museum management announced on Friday (local time). In her long career, she has played “iconic figures and unforgettable roles,” said Jacqueline Stewart, director of the museum. The award is given to artists who have made a “significant, global cultural impact”.
British director Steve McQueen (“12 Years a Slave”) and Scottish actress Tilda Swinton (“Grand Budapest Hotel”) are also to be honored for their services to the film.
Oscar winners Halle Berry and Lupita Nyong’o, film producer Jason Blum and screenwriter Ryan Murphy will co-host the awards gala in October. (dpa)