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Hugh Jackman honored at San Sebastian Festival

Friday, September 27, 2013 4:00 PM | Anonymous

Congratulations to Academy nominated - Golden Globe, Tony and Emmy winner Hugh Jackman who received the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award at the 61st San Sebastian Festival in Spain. 

Jackman was presented with the award at a special ceremony prior to a special screening of his chilling thriller, "Prisoners". 

Accepting the award, the Wolverine star said, "I will take this as a charge to go on working for many more years to move you and entertain you." 

At a press conference after the ceremony, Jackman said:

"I have to say how humbly grateful and how surprised I am to receive this award," the Wolverine star said at a press conference. 

It means a lot to me for many reasons. It is a rare thing as an actor to take a moment and look back at sometime, you always tend to think ahead to the future."

For the past 26 years, the festival has presented the Donostia Award to "a great film personality in recognition for their work and career."

Deserving all his success, tomorrow night (September 28), Jackman will also be given the Golden Icon Award at the Zurich Film Festival.

In addition to receiving ZFF’s Golden Icon Award, Jackman will present his latest film, the intense thriller "Prisoners," directed by Denis Villeneuve and co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which has been selected to screen in the Gala Premieres section of the Festival. 

In "Prisoners," Jackman plays a man who takes matters into his own hands following the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend. 

“Hugh Jackman is in a class by himself as a multi-talented entertainer with a global following”, said co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri. “There is nothing he can’t do and he proves this time and time again with every project he’s involved in. We’re honored to recognize his brilliant career at the Zurich Film Festival.” 

Prisoners is in theatres NOW.


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Congrats, Hugh!

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