The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has announced that Harrison Ford will receive this year’s Artists Inspiration Awards (alongside Lady Gaga), which will be handed out at the third annual Patron of the Artists Awards on November 8th at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
The foundation honors two artists each year “who have used their platform to advance humanitarian and philanthropic causes.”
“We are honored to recognize two of the most iconic and beloved artists worldwide who have not only made indelible impacts on our culture and the arts, but who have chosen to use their influence to make a difference for others,” SAG-AFTRA Foundation board president JoBeth Williams said.
For more than 25 years, Ford has championed the environment through his support of Conservation International, where he currently serves as vice chairman of the board of directors. Conservation International is a nonprofit group that protects biodiversity in trouble spots internationally. In addition, Ford has actively supported charities including Riverkeeper, Young Eagles, EarthShare and Restore Hetch Hetchy.
Ford next voices a role in the animated feature Secret Life of Pets 2 and also will reprise his role of Indiana Jones in the franchise’s fifth film, with Steven Spielberg directing.
Congratulations to both on getting this award.