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Paul Mescal, Rita Moreno to Be Honored at Academy Museum Gala


Mon 10 Jun 2024 | 11:21 PM
Yara Sameh

Paul Mescal and Rita Moreno will be honored at the fourth Annual Academy Museum Gala. Co-chairs for the event are Dr. Eric Esrailian, Salma Hayek Pinault, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, and Tyler Perry. 

The gala will be held on October 19 at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles.

The awards presented at this year’s Academy Museum Gala display the museum’s goal of advancing the understanding, celebration, and preservation of film and challenging narratives. 

Mescal will be presented with the Vantage Award, which honors an emerging artist who is contributing to contextualizing and challenging dominant narratives in film, while Moreno will be presented with the Icon Award, which celebrates artists whose career has had a remarkable impact around the world. 

The 2024 Academy Gala Host Committee will include Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Orlando Bloom, Willem Dafoe, Jennifer Garner, Ariana Grande, Ariana DeBose, Amy Adams & Darren Le Gallo, Jon Bernthal, Sterling K. Brown, Ruth E. Carter, Jon M. Chu, Kieran Culkin, Colman Domingo, Winston Duke, Kirsten Dunst & Jesse Plemons, Cynthia Erivo, Emerald Fennell, Sally Field, Nicholas Galitzine, Ludwig Göransson, Regina Hall, Tom Hanks & Rita Wilson, Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell, Brian Tyree Henry, Cord Jefferson, Dwayne Johnson, Zoë Kravitz, Jessica Lange, Jude Law, Jennifer Lawrence, Rashida Jones, Regina King, Greta Lee, Demi Moore, Niecy Nash-Betts, Josh O’Connor, Ke Huy Quan, Questlove, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Eddie Redmayne, Saoirse Ronan, Meg Ryan, Celine Song, Denis Villeneuve, Lulu Wang, Jeffrey Wright, Letitia Wright, Steven Yeun and Hans Zimmer.

The annual event serves to help raise funds to support museum exhibitions, education initiatives, public programming, screenings, K–12 programs, and access initiatives for the public and community of Los Angeles. This year’s gala is partnered with Rolex.