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Julia Roberts to receive the George Eastman Award in Rochester

Feb 12, 2019

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Julia Roberts is coming to Rochester. That announcement was made Tuesday by The George Eastman Museum which will honor the actress with the George Eastman Award on May 2.

The award recognizes her distinguished contribution to the art of cinema.

The museum says that in accepting the honor, Roberts will join a number of film legends including Lauren Bacall, Charlie Chaplin, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck. The George Eastman award was established in 1955.

Julia Roberts has won four Academy Award nominations, an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role as well as nine Golden Globe nominations and three Golden Globes.

“We are thrilled to present Julia Roberts with the George Eastman Award,” said Bruce Barnes, Director of the George Eastman Museum. “The depth and breadth of her career and the range of the characters she portrays on screen are a true testament to her natural talents and her well-honed craft. We look forward to recognizing her contribution to the art of cinema.”

Roberts will accept the George Eastman Award in a ceremony May 2, 8p.m., in the Dryden Theatre.

The event is open to the public, and tickets begin at $125. They go on sale March 18 at 10a.m.

Advance access to ticket sales by members of the museum begins March 11.

You can get more information at eastman.org/eastmanaward2019