Helen Hunt to receive Golden Eye Award11. September 2012
Academy Award® winner Helen Hunt is the first female recipient of the Zurich Film Festival’s Golden Eye Award for her outstanding acting career. Hunt will be honored in Zurich on Friday, September 21, prior to the European Premiere of THE SESSIONS.
Along with the tribute ceremony, the Festival will screen a number of Hunt’s films as a special retrospective series for the Golden Eye recipient. Films screened in Zurich will include AS GOOD AS IT GETS, TWISTER, WHAT WOMEN WANT and THEN SHE FOUND ME.
Helen Hunt has enjoyed a diverse career not only as an award winning actress, but more recently as an accomplished writer, director and producer. As an actress, her extensive and diverse body of work includes roles in film, theater, and television. Most recently, Hunt completed work on Steven Bernstein’s DECODING ANNIE PARKER with Samantha Morton.
Hunt has directed television episodes of “Mad About You”, “The Paul Reiser Show” and most recently an upcoming installment of Showtime’s “Californication.” In 2007, she directed her first feature film THEN SHE FOUND ME based on a novel by Elinor Lipman. Hunt also co-wrote, produced, and starred in this critically acclaimed and commercially successful film opposite Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick, and Bette Midler.