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Oscar Museum, “first” prize to Sophia Loren

Oscar Museum, “first” prize to Sophia Loren

Sophia Loren, on September 25th, will receive the first “Visionary Award” of the new Academy Museum: an honor reserved for “an artist or scholar whose work has made progress in the art of cinema”, a recognition that recurs in the 60 years from the role that earned her the Oscar as Best Actress for La ciociara and in the 30s for the Lifetime Achievement Statuette.

The “Visionary Award” adds to a long list of awards won by Sophia Loren, 86, which also includes a Leone d’Oro and a Coppa Volpi in Venice, and ten David di Donatello. In 1991, the American Film Institute included Loren on their list of the 25 Greatest Stars of All Time.  The Academy Museum is expected to open to the public on September 30: the gala where Loren will be the guest of honor is scheduled five days earlier, as part of a series of celebrations in honor of the ribbon cutting.

The building designed by Renzo Piano is located in the Los Angeles neighborhood of “Miracle Mile” and will open its doors with an inaugural exhibition dedicated to the great of cinema by Hayao Miyazaki, Ava DuVernay will be, with Ryan Murphy and Jason Blum, the “godmother” of the evening; also on September 25, Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Bob Iger will receive special thanks for their efforts in raising funds that have allowed the Museum to raise 388 million dollars. Courtesy of AMPAS

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