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Julia Roberts to receive Icon Award at Academy Museum Gala 

Julia Roberts will join an all-star cast at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures’ second annual gala Saturday evening and be honored with the museum’s Icon Award.

Roberts, whose acting career spans three decades, will be honored along with producer Miky Lee, director Steve McQueen and actress Tilda Swinton at the second annual Academy Museum Gala.

The awards ceremony is co-chaired by Academy Award-winning actor and Academy Museum supporter Halle Berry, Academy Museum Trustee and producer Jason Blum, Academy Museum Trustee and screenwriter-director-producer Ryan Murphy, and Academy Award-winning actor Lupita Nyong’o.

The Icon Award honors an artist “whose career has had a significant global cultural impact,” a museum statement said.

“Over the course of her expansive and renowned career, Julia has embodied iconic characters and memorable roles,” Jacqueline Stewart, director and president of the Academy Museum, said in a statement. “We are thrilled to be honoring her continued excellence in the industry and contribution to the arts.

Lee will receive the Pillar Award in honor of her leadership and support for the Academy Museum, while McQueen will receive a Vantage Award, recognizing his work to “contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.”

Swinton will receive a Visionary Award, recognizing an artist “whose extensive oeuvre has advanced the art of cinema.”

The inaugural gala in 2021 raised more than $11 million. The Academy Museum’s mission is to advance understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema and to expand knowledge an

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