Anjelica Huston to Receive 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts, 4/5
Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors.
The 2014 Common Wealth Award recipients are:
- Bob Costas, Emmy Award-winning journalist and eight-time National Sportscaster of the Year, for Mass Communications;
- Anjelica Huston, Academy Award-winning actress and director, for Dramatic Arts;
- Mariano Rivera, future Hall of Fame baseball player and humanitarian, for Public Service.
The honorees will be recognized at the Common Wealth Awards ceremony hosted by The PNC Financial Services Group on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the Hotel du Pont in Wilmington.
The Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service were first presented in 1979 by The Common Wealth Trust which was created under the will of Ralph Hayes, an influential business executive and philanthropist. The awards are now made by The Ralph Hayes Common Wealth Foundation, which is funded by the Common Wealth Trust. PNC Bank, National Association, serves as trustee of the Common Wealth Trust and administrator of the Ralph Hayes Common Wealth Foundation.
In the 35-year history of the Common Wealth Awards, $6 million has been awarded to 188 honorees. The 2014 honorees will each receive an award of $75,000.
"The 2014 Common Wealth Award honorees represent the pinnacle of achievement in their respective fields," said Nicholas M. Marsini, Jr. regional president for PNC Bank, Delaware. "They are leaders who use their talents to elevate their professions and make a difference in our world. We applaud these high achievers for their accomplishments and unwavering commitment to excellence."
Ralph Hayes, creator of the Common Wealth Awards, served on the board of directors of one of PNC's predecessor banks in Delaware from 1935 to 1965. Through the awards, he sought to recognize outstanding achievement in eight disciplines: dramatic arts, literature, science, invention, mass communications, public service, government, and sociology. The awards are also an incentive for individuals to make future contributions to the world community.
For three and half decades, the Common Wealth Awards have recognized heads of state, scientists and inventors, explorers, authors, performing artists and activists. Past winners include 11 Nobel laureates, among them, human rights leader Archbishop Desmond Tutu, statesman Henry Kissinger and authors Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Toni Morrison. Other high achievers on the Common Wealth Awards roster include former Secretary of State Colin Powell; H.M. Queen Noor of Jordan; dance legend Mikhail Baryshnikov; Hollywood icons Sidney Poitier and Meryl Streep; astronauts John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin; primatologist Jane Goodall; ocean explorer Robert Ballard; television journalists Christiane Amanpour, Wolf Blizter and Jane Pauley; and World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee.
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About Anjelica Huston: Academy Award-winning actress and director, Anjelica Huston continues her renowned family's legacy in film, which began with her grandfather, Walter Huston and her father, John Huston.
Throughout her career, Huston has received a multitude of awards for her work, including many honors from the National Society of Film Critics, two Independent Spirit Awards, the Los Angeles and New York Film Critics Awards and an honor from Women in Film.
Huston received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her role as Maerose Prizzi in the black comedy "Prizzi's Honor," in which she starred opposite Jack Nicholson and Kathleen Turner. In 2005, Huston received a Golden Globe Award® for her role in HBO's original movie "Iron Jawed Angels," in which she starred opposite Hilary Swank and Julia Ormond.
Huston most recently starred as Broadway producer Eileen Rand in the musical drama television series "Smash" on NBC.
Huston continues to voice the role of Queen Clarion in Disney's "Tinker Bell" franchise. Other film credits include memorable turns in Summit's feature film "50/50," alongside Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Seth Rogan as well as Wes Anderson's "The Darjeeling Limited," "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" and "The Royal Tenenbaums." Additional credits include Frances Ford Coppola's "Gardens of Stone," Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery" and "Crimes and Misdemeanors," Paul Mazursky's "Enemies: A Love Story," Nic Roeg's "The Witches," Stephen Frears' "The Grifters," Barry Sonnenfeld's "Addams Family" and "Addams Family Values," Mira Nair's "The Perez Family," Sean Penn's "The Crossing Guard," Vincent Gallo's "Buffalo '66," Andy Tennant's "Ever After," and Clark Gregg's "Choke." She also collaborated with her director/father on his final film, "The Dead."
Her directorial debut was an unflinching adaptation of Dorothy Allison's best-selling memoir, "Bastard Out of Carolina," which garnered Huston critical acclaim. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on the controversial drama, as well as a Directors Guild Award nomination. Huston directed, produced and starred in "Agnes Browne," which was presented at the Directors' Fortnight at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.
In addition, Huston's television credits include Robert Ludlum's "Covert One: The Hades Factor," a recurring role on Showtime's original series "Huff" and an Emmy-nominated guest-starring role on "Medium." Huston received additional Emmy nominations for her performances in "Buffalo Girls," "Lonesome Dove," "Family Pictures" and "The Mists of Avalon." In addition, she voices the role of the superintendent on the Fox animated series "American Dad."
Huston currently serves on the Board of Directors at the National University of Ireland Galway's John Huston School of Film and Digital Media. She is a member of the Film Foundation's Artists Rights Council, an Ambassador for the California Arts Council, a member of the Save the Chimps advisory council, and a recent spokesperson for both PETA and the U.S. Campaign for Burma.
Anjelica Huston's memoir A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York was published by Scribner in November 2013. A Story Lately Told ends as she launches her Hollywood life. The second part of her story-Watch Me-opens in Los Angeles in 1973 and will be published in Fall 2014.