Tony and Emmy winner Hugh Jackman will add another honor to his extensive resume when he is saluted by the Museum of the Moving Image at its 27th annual ceremony in New York on December 11.
Jackman will personally accept the honor at Cipriani Wall Street, where a number of celebrity guests will join in the celebration, including Alec Baldwin and Mike Nichols (both former honorees), Jackman’s Les Miserables co-star Anne Hathaway, Rachel Weisz, Liev Schreiber, Ron Meyer, Jim Gianopulos, as well as other members of the Les Miz cast.
Jackman is known to audiences for his lucrative film career, including movies like the X-Men franchise, Australia, The Prestige, The Fountain, Van Helsing and Real Steel. He’s already generating a hefty amount of awards buzz for his role as Jean Valjean in the upcoming movie-musical adaptation of Les Miserables.
In addition to his film career, Jackman is also regarded for his stage success, which includes a Tony-winning turn in The Boy From Oz and acclaimed performances in A Steady Rain and Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway. Jackman has hosted the Tony Awards three times, winning an Emmy for his second stint. He also hosted the Oscars in 2009.
Past honoress of the organization include Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood, Robert De Niro, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.