Julia Roberts honoured with Icon Award at Academy Museum Gala 2022

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18 Jul 2022, 14:56

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Everyone loves Julia Roberts, so it's no surprise that the Oscar-winning actor is to be honoured with an award to mark her 'continued excellence in the industry and contribution to the arts'.

The Pretty Woman star is set to receive the Academy Museum Gala Icon Award at the prestigious upcoming awards ceremony at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, with co-chairs Halle Berry, Jason Blum, Ryan Murphy and Lupita Nyong'o.

Academy Museum Director and President Jacqueline Stewart said about the awards bash taking place on 15 October: "Over the course of her expansive and renowned career, Julia has embodied iconic characters and memorable roles."

"We are thrilled to be honouring her continued excellence in the industry and contribution to the arts," Stewart added.

Other stars being honoured at the event, presented by Rolex, include Steve McQueen (the Vantage Award), Tilda Swinton (the Visionary Award) and Miky Lee (the Pillar Award).

The star-studded host committee also includes Adrien Brody, Amanda Seyfried, Thomas Sadoski, Ariana DeBose, Awkwafina, Billie Lourd, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chloë Sevigny, Colman Domingo, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Darren Criss, Eddie Redmayne, Eiza González, Elle Fanning, Emma Roberts, George C. Wolfe, Glenn Close, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jennifer Garner, Jessica Alba, Joe Jonas, Sophie Turner and Jon Hamm.

Not forgetting Jonathan Majors, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Keke Palmer, Kid Cudi, Kirsten Dunst, Leonardo DiCaprio, Lily Collins, Lucy Liu, Orlando Bloom, Regina Hall, Renée Zellweger, Riley Keough, Robert Duvall, Ron Howard, Selma Blair and others.

Pretty Woman launched Roberts into superstardom in 1990, and she would later go on to appear in beloved films like HookMy Best Friend's WeddingStepmomNotting HillRunaway BrideOcean's ElevenMona Lisa SmileCloserEat Pray Love and more. Roberts won her first Academy Award for 2000's Erin Brockovich.

The Steel Magnolias actor is set to star alongside George Clooney in upcoming movie Ticket to Paradise. She told The New York Times Magazine: "People sometimes misconstrue the amount of time that's gone by that I haven't done a romantic comedy as my not wanting to do one.

"If I had read something that I thought was that Notting Hill level of writing or My Best Friend's Wedding level of madcap fun, I would do it. They didn't exist until this movie that I just did that Ol Parker wrote and directed."