What You Need To Know About The Oscar Winning ‘Walter Payton’ Award For Best Film, Variety.com
Posted On August 3, 2021
Oscar winning actor Walter Payton will receive a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Oscar awards ceremony, Variety reported.
The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Feb. 25.
In addition, the actor’s first-ever award for “Best Film,” a Walter Payton Award, will be presented to the actor.
The award was created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and was named for the late Walter Payton, who died in 2006 at the age of 88.
Payton was nominated for the Oscar for best actor in a drama for his role in the 1995 thriller The Gambler.