While we’re more than aware of his value and worth in these parts, there are still a few organisations yet to recognise his singular talent (yes, we’re looking at you Oscar – surely a lifetime achievement award is long overdue?) but thankfully that naughty list no longer includes the SAG-AFTRA Foundation as Harrison Ford will be receiving this years Artists Inspiration Award.
Honored alongside Lady Gaga, the ceremony will take place on 8th November at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
“We are honored to recognize two of the most iconic and beloved artists worldwide who have not only made indelible impacts on our culture and the arts, but who have chosen to use their influence to make a difference for others,” SAG-AFTRA Foundation board president JoBeth Williams said.
For more than 25 years, Ford has championed the environment through his support of Conservation International, where he currently serves as vice chairman of the board of directors. Conservation International is a nonprofit group that protects biodiversity in trouble spots internationally. In addition, Ford has actively supported charities including Riverkeeper, Young Eagles, EarthShare and Restore Hetch Hetchy.
Ford next voices a role in the animated feature Secret Life of Pets 2 and also will reprise his role of Indiana Jones in the franchise’s fifth film, with Steven Spielberg directing.
Congratulations to Ford for the award.