Sophia Loren will be feted with the Legend Award at the Los Angeles Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival.
Loren, 86 has enjoyed a good Hollywood run in her over seven-decade active years on the big screen. She won an Oscar for best supporting actress with the 1962 film ‘Two Women’ and an Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievements in 1991.
“Today, more than ever, Sophia warrants the recognition of the global movie industry, and we hope that the Academy will honor her incredible performance,” the Italian-American actor Armand Assante, who will preside over this year’s fest said in a statement.
The beginning of the year has seen Loren flourish on the award season front with her recent feature ‘The Life Ahead’. The film, which stars Loren as an ageing Holocaust survivor was produced by her son Edoardo Ponti and has by far received a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nomination for best foreign language.
The 2021 LA, Italia Film Festival is scheduled to happen from April 18 – 24. Due to the novel coronavirus, it will be a virtual ceremony with participants joining from their stationed homes or place of work.
“This year the festival will be a digital version, but I can assure everyone that it will be as compelling and enthralling as in prior years,” disclosed Pascal Vicedomini, founder and producer of the festival.