Halle Berry will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s 18th annual Women in Entertainment breakfast presented by Lifetime.
The Oscar winner will receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, which recognizes recipients for trailblazing within the industry and for generosity in giving back to the community at large. Previous beneficiaries include Barbara Walters, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Glenn Close.
Hilary Swank and Eva Longoria Parker will also participate in the Dec. 4 breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The event is held annually in conjunction with the publication of THR’s “Power 100: Women in Entertainment” special issue, which highlights the top 100 women in the motion picture and television industries.
“The complex role that Halle Berry plays in life as a successful, versatile entertainment professional who is committed to furthering the well-being of others, especially minorities, is as inspiring as are her film roles,” THR editor Elizabeth Guider said. “The recognition is also wonderfully fitting in a year in which diversity has been embraced and rewarded at the highest levels of our government and culture.”
Berry, the first African-American woman to win the best actress Oscar, is the national spokesperson for the Jenesse Center, a nonprofit that provides support to heal families victimized by domestic violence.
Swank, a two-time Oscar-winning best actress, will deliver the keynote remarks at the breakfast. Multiple award-winner Longoria Parker will present at the event.