Star of The Devil Wears Prada and The Hunger Games, Stanley Tucci, was presented with a Volta Award at the 2014 Jameson Dublin International Film Festival on Saturday night.
The Volta Award is presented to those who have made a significant contribution to the world of film and is named after Ireland’s first cinema. Stanley is a long-established and respected actor who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for his role in The Lovely Bones.
Killian Scott, who plays Tommy in Love/Hate presented Stanley with the award.
Meanwhile, back in the US, Stanley’s sister-in-law and The Devil Wears Prada co-star, Emily Blunt, is enjoying her first few days as a mother following the birth of baby Hazel yesterday.
Dame Helen Mirren is to be presented with a BAFTA fellowship at this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards. The award is the most prestigious award bestowed upon an actor by the Academy.
Mirren has certainly been in her fair share of amazing movies and won an Oscar for her role in the 2006 movie The Queen.
Other great actors that have been awarded this prestigious award include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Elizabeth Taylor, Martin Scorsese and Judi Dench.
Speaking about her impending award, The Calender Girls actor said: “This is the greatest professional honour I can imagine, certainly one I never dreamt of as a schoolgirl in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. To join that list of legendary names is overwhelming”.
The awards will be held on February 16th at the Royal Opera House in London.
Our very own Michael Fassbender has been nominated for a BAFTA award for Supporting Actor for his powerful portrayal of cruel slave owner Edwin Epps in one of the year’s biggest movies, 12 Years a Slave.
This is far from the only nomination for the movie however; Chiwetel Ejiofor has been nominated for a Leading Actor BAFTA, Lupita Nyong’o is up for Supporting Actress and director Steve McQueen is also up for a nomination.
The dashing Kerry native will go up against strong competitors for the award including Bradley Cooper and Matt Damon.