A day before presenting Hawke with a special tribute at 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards, Winona attended a special screening of his film “Born to Be Blue” in New York. To Variety, she gushed about being proud of him, and about presenting him the award.
He is unparalleled in his vulnerability and intimacy as an actor, and it’s his performance in this film that is honestly, truly mind-blowing. It’s incredibly special to me because he means a lot to me as a friend and an actor. These are things that are often said about actors when they’re praising actors, but I really, honestly, from the bottom of my heart mean it. I just love him in a very, very deep way and I’m very excited for him.
Last night we had a lovely Reality Bites reunion, Winona was chosen to introduce Ethan Hawke on his tribute at the Gotham Awards in New York. IFP has posted a video with the highlights on their facebook, you can check Winona at 3:36 mark, and also posted her full speech which you can watch below:
Last Wednesday (28) Winona was one of several stars on hand at the PEN Center Literary Awards Festival in Beverly Hills. The event was held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel and honored the bestselling author Isabel Allende, who is considered the world’s most widely read Spanish-language author.
The 74-year-old’s first book, La Casa De Los Espíritus, was rejected by a number of publishers, before it was finally published in Buenos Aires in 1982. It became an immediate best-seller, won critical acclaim and Chile’s Novel of the Year, and was translated into 37 languages.
The story details the life of a single family, spanning four generations, tracing the post-colonial social and political upheavals of Chile — even though the country is never specifically named.
In 1993 it became the basis of the film The House Of The Spirits, boasting a star-crammed cast of Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Vanessa Redgrave, as well as a 22-year-old Ryder.
Check in our gallery pictures of Winona presenting Allende with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Winona attended today the Coach 1941 show during the New York Fashion Week, and she was joined by her Stranger Things co-star Millie Bobby Brown. Sadly I only found two pictures – Updated with some new pictures. Check it: