Jane Fonda will be feted by the Producer Guild’s on January 19 when she will be presented with the Stanley Kramer Award. The award is presented to individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues. Fonda is being recognized for her lifetime activism and philanthropic work.
From Fitness tapes to Oscar-winning roles in Coming Home and Klute, Fonda’s body of work and activism has been unparalleled. PGA Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher said, “Jane Fonda has built an extraordinary legacy as an outspoken advocate for the vulnerable in our society. Throughout her remarkable life, she has made and continues to make a significant impact on the lives of people through her work both on and off the screen. Fonda exemplifies the spirit of Stanley Kramer, and we are proud to honor her.”
Previous recipients of the Stanley Kramer Award include: “Get Out,” “The Hunting Ground,” “The Normal Heart,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Precious,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” and “Hotel Rwanda.” The award is named for producer/director Stanley Kramer, the celebrated filmmaker who wove progressive social themes into his films and made a positive cultural impact on the audiences of his time. He created some of the most powerful works in the history of American motion pictures, including such classics as “Inherit the Wind,” “On the Beach,” “The Defiant Ones,” and “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” The Stanley Kramer Award is determined by a nine-person committee appointed by the PGA’s National Board of Directors and operates independently of the Producers Guild Awards team and the PGA staff.
The 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards will be presented on January 19, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.