Julia Roberts: Honored at Film Academy Museum Gala

Julia Roberts, Honored at Film Academy Museum Gala

The ‘Erin Brockovich’ Oscar winner will be feted at the Met Gala-like fundraiser on October 15.


Oscar-winning movie star Julia Roberts will be honored with the inaugural Gala Icon Award — which will celebrate “an artist whose career has had a significant global cultural impact” — at the AMPAS second annual Academy Museum Gala, a Met Gala-like fundraiser, the museum announced.

At the October 15, 2022 event, which is co-chaired by Oscar-winning actresses Halle Berry and Lupita Nyong’o and two Academy Museum trustees, Oscar-nominated producer Jason Blum and Emmy-winning writer/director/producer Ryan Murphy, the Erin Brockovich Oscar winner will be feted.

Other honorees include Miky Lee (the Pillar Award for “exemplary leadership and support for the Academy Museum”), Steve McQueen (the Vantage Award for “an artist or scholar who has helped to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema”) and Tilda Swinton (the Visionary Award for “an artist or scholar whose extensive oeuvre has advanced the art of cinema”).


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“Over the course of her expansive and renowned career, Julia has embodied iconic characters and memorable roles,” Jacqueline Stewart, the 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. We are deeply grateful to Julia, Miky, Steve, and Tilda, to Rolex, and to our co-chairs and host committee for making our second annual Gala an evening to remember.”

The inaugural 2021 gala raised more than $11 million for the museum.