Vision Award


The 2018 Sun Valley Film Festival presented by Zions Bank will honor Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow with the Vision Award.


Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, whose 1998 turn in Shakespeare in Love garnered her Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, and Academy Awards®, is also a decorated author, singer and entrepreneur. In 2011, she won an Emmy® for Guest Actress in a Comedy series for playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, and her song, "Coming Home," from the soundtrack for Country Strong, was nominated for an Oscar® (the album went gold). In addition, Paltrow has authored three New York Times Best Selling cookbooks, My Father's Daughter (2011), It's All Good (2013), and It’s All Easy (2016)—the latter two hit #1. She also co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali after their PBS documentary, "Spain...on the Road Again," which was about Spanish food and culture, aired.

In 2008, Paltrow launched goop, a lifestyle brand devoted to making every choice count, where food, shopping, and mindfulness collide: In particular, goop has gained acclaim for its focus on health, wellness, and clean eating, as well as its city guides, an insider’s perspective on the very best places to eat, shop, and stay in the world’s most compelling destinations. Goop’s recent ventures include goop magazine in collaboration with Condé Nast, goop Lab, its first permanent store located in Brentwood, CA. In addition, goop has a tightly edited digital shop, a book imprint and its own product lines, including skincare, fragrances, apparel, and supplements. Other notable film credits include Proof (for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination), Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums, Anthony Mighella's The Talented Mr. Ripley, David Fincher's Seven, the Farrelly brothers’ Shallow Hal, Alfonso Cuarón's Great Expectations, Douglas McGrath's Emma, Sliding Doors and Marvel's Iron Man franchise.


The SVFF Vision Award pays tribute to an industry icon that has provided the keen insight, influence and initiative to fulfill their creative vision. We have already honored Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone and Geena Davis and look forward to continuing this proud tradition at the SVFF 2018.


Each year, the Lifetime Vision Award is presented on the Saturday night of the festival at Sun Valley's historic Roundhouse restaurant. Filmmakers and patrons take the gondola up Bald Mountain to enjoy a sumptuous feast with exquisite views all in celebration of our honoree’s remarkable achievements. Attendance at this event is limited to select patrons, sponsors and special guests.

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