The Producers Guild of America will present producer and actress Jane Fonda with the 2019 Stanley Kramer Award, the guild announced Thursday.
The award is generally given to a specific film as represented by its producer team. Fonda is just the second individual to receive the award since it was established in 2002, with the other being Sean Penn in 2010. Fonda is being recognized for her lifetime activism and philanthropic work.
Fonda will be presented with the award at the 30th annual PGA Awards on Jan. 19 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.
Past recipients of the Stanley Kramer Award include the films and producers behind “Get Out,” “The Hunting Ground,” “The Normal Heart,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Precious,” “An Inconvenient Truth,” and “Hotel Rwanda.” The 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.
Fonda’s fifth season of her Netflix show, “Grace and Frankie,” which she executive produces and stars in, debuts next month. She was also the subject of this year’s documentary “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” and also starred in this year’s “Book Club.”
The 80-year-old actress is a two-time Oscar winner for “Klute” and “Coming Home.” She’s also known for her political beliefs and social causes, including her nonprofit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, which aims to lower the teen pregnancy rate and improve the overall health and well-being of young people in the state of Georgia.
Fonda also raised nearly $1 million for the Women’s Media Center, a nonprofit she co-founded with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan, whose mission is to make women and girls more visible and powerful in media.
“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,” PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher said in a statement.