Olivia Colman to be honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award at Zurich Film Festival
Olivia Colman is the recipient of 16th Zurich Film Festival's Golden Eye Award
As the 16th Zurich Film Festival begins on Thursday, the festival authority announced that it will honour Academy-award winning actor Olivia Colman with the Golden Eye Award, the lifetime achievement honour at the festival.
Colman is known for her stirring performance as Queen Elizabeth II in the third season of Netflix drama series, The Crown. She won the Oscar for her role as the naive and despaired Queen Anne of England in Yorgos Lanthimos’ 2018 film, The Favourite. She first collaborated with Lanthimos in his idiosyncratic dystopian feature, The Lobster.
Colman’s new film The Father, directed by Florian Zeller, makes its festival debut in the Zurich film festival. In Zeller’s directorial, Colman stars as the daughter of Anthony Hopkins, an aging father suffering from dementia.
Colman will connect virtually to the premiere of her film on Saturday. In her statement, the actor expressed regret over her inability to attend the ceremony in person due to the pandemic conditions.
Previous honorary winners of the Golden Eye Award include Iris Berben, Kristen Stewart, Jake Gyllenhaal, John Malkovich, and Helen Hunt.
“Olivia Colman is one of the most exciting character actresses of her generation, she is characterised by great diversity and gives her characters depth,” said Christian Junge, Artistic Director of Zurich film festival in the official announcement.