Gwyneth Paltrow to Receive 2018 Sun Valley Film Festival Vision Award 

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Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, who made headlines this year when she was among the first to come forward with sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein, will be honored with the 2018 Vision Award during the Sun Valley Film Festival in March. Past recipients of the award include Geena Davis, Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone.

“We couldn’t be happier to honor Gwyneth, who is not only a cinema icon, but a health and wellness guru who has revolutionized the online presence of lifestyle brands,” wrote Executive Director Teddy Grennan in a Friday morning announcement. “We’re thrilled to celebrate her achievements both on and off the screen with SVFF’s Vision Award.”

Paltrow won the 1999 Best Actress Oscar for Shakespeare In Love and has co-starred in The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Royal Tenenbaums, Seven and continues to play Pepper Potts in the Iron Man franchise, beginning in 2008's Iron Man and continuing in seven other Marvel Universe films, including next year's Avengers: Infinity War. Paltrow has also authored three best-selling cookbooks, and in 2008 launched Goop, a highly successful lifestyle company which markets apparel, books, supplements, fragrances and skincare products. This morning, Business Insider reported Goop had found a new online home for its content: Snapchat.

In what is now considered a landmark story, The New York Times reported October 10 that during the filming of the 1996 film Emma, Paltrow was the target of unwanted sexual advances by producer Harvey Weinstein. After refusing Weinstein's advances, Paltrow said she confided in her then-boyfriend Brad Pitt who confronted Weinstein about the incident. Paltrow said soon after, Weinstein warned her not to tell anyone else about his advances. "I thought he was going to fire me," Paltrow told The Times.

In a November 3rd interview with CNBC, Paltrow said, “It’s my hope that this is the beginning of something important and different, and that my daughter, when she goes into the workplace, won’t experience what you and I and millions of other women have had to endure. And so it feels important, and I’m happy that I have played a small part in it.”

Paltrow will be presented with the SVFF Vision Award Saturday, March 17 at Sun Valley Resort's historic Roundhouse atop Bald Mountain.


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