The Sun Valley Film Festival is set to honor screen actress Gwyneth Paltrow with its Vision Award next year. The festival runs March 14 through 18.
“The Award pays tribute to an individual who has provided the keen insight, influence and initiative to fulfill a creative vision,” said Festival spokesperson Carol Waller.
Past recipients of the award include actress Geena Davis, Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone. Paltrow will be presented with the award on Saturday, March 17 at Sun Valley Resort’s historic Roundhouse on Bald Mountain. Organizers say Paltrow will also be a part of the “Coffee Talks” series, which is a free and informal gathering, where Paltrow will discuss her career and answer questions from the audience.
“We couldn’t be happier to honor Gwyneth, who is not only a cinema icon, but a health and wellness guru who has revolutionized the online presence of lifestyle brands,” said Executive Director Teddy Grennan. “We’re thrilled to celebrate her achievements both on and off the screen with SVFF’s Vision Award.”
Paltrow, whose 1998 role in the motion picture “Shakespeare in Love” garnered her Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, and Academy Awards, is also a decorated author, singer and entrepreneur. In 2011, she won an Emmy for Guest Actress in a Comedy series for playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday on TV’s “Glee,” and her song, "Coming Home," from the soundtrack from the film “Country Strong,” was nominated for an Oscar.
Paltrow’s other notable film credits include “Proof” (for which she received a Golden Globe nomination), Wes Anderson's “The Royal Tenenbaums,” Anthony Mighella's “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” David Fincher's “Seven,” the Farrelly brothers’ “Shallow Hal,” Alfonso Cuarón’s “Great Expectations”, Douglas McGrath's “Emma,” “Sliding Doors” and Marvel’s Iron Man franchise.
Paltrow has also authored three New York Times Best Selling cookbooks.
Passes for the 2018 Festival on sale now at www.sunvalleyfilmfestival.org.