SAG-AFTRA Foundation to honor Ava DuVernay

DuVernay, will receive the Foundation’s two Patron of the Artists Awards of the night.

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay

The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has announced the final two honorees for its 4th Annual Patron of the Artists Awards to be held on Thursday, November 7, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.

Industry leader, director, producer and writer Ava DuVernay will receive the Foundation’s two Patron of the Artists Awards of the night. Actor, director and producer Jennifer Aniston will receive an Artists Inspiration Award for using her creative and professional success as a performing artist to advance philanthropic and humanitarian causes. She, along with actor and philanthropist Mark Ruffalo, will be honored with the two Artists Inspiration Awards of the evening.

Previous SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Award honorees include Ted Sarandos, Spike Lee, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lee Daniels, Kathryn Bigelow, Judd Apatow, Megan Ellison and Rob Marshall. Previous SAG-AFTRA Foundation Artists Inspiration Award honorees include Lady Gaga, Harrison Ford, Kate Winslet, Lionel Richie and Leonardo DiCaprio.

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