The American Society of Cinematographers will present Julia Roberts with their Board of Governors Award at the silver anniversary of their kudos on Feb. 13 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood and Highland. This honor is bestowed on those “who have made extraordinary achievements to advancing the art and craft of filmmaking.” Previous recipients include Warren Beatty, Francis Ford Coppola, Sally Field, Morgan Freeman, Ron Howard, Sydney Pollack, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
In making the announcement, ASC Awards Committee chairman Richard Crudo said, “Cinematographers and actors have a special rapport that begins with mutual trust. Julia brings something extra to that relationship and further elevates what we do with her beauty and grace. She’s a gift to every cinematographer she works with.” And said ASC president Michael Goi, “In an industry that accords the respect of legendary stardom very infrequently, Julia Roberts has demonstrated continuously, by the strength of her performances and the perfection of her craft, that she has earned this distinction many times over. She represents the best of Hollywood to the world.”
The Oscar-winning actress (“Erin Brockovich”) is married to lenser Danny Moder. The two, who met while making “The Mexican” a decade ago, have been married for almost nine years and have three children.