Ethan Hawke Set To Receive A Huge Honor

It's about time.

By Matthew Creith | Published

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Actor Ethan Hawke has been putting out tremendous performances for decades, starting in the 1990s with independent features. As a frequent collaborator of friend and fellow director Richard Linklater, Hawke has seen his star rise as part of the Before trilogy and taking a supporting role in the iconic Boyhood, in addition to star-making roles in Gattaca and Training Day. Lately, Hawke has been on a roll with appearances in several high-profile projects, including The Black PhoneThe Northman, and the Disney+ series Moon Knight, which all premiered this year alone. His documentary The Last Movie Stars is currently streaming on HBO Max, and now the multihyphenate performer is set to receive a huge honor.

According to a report by Deadline, Ethan Hawke will receive an honorary award from the 23rd Annual Woodstock Film Festival that begins in late September. Hawke will be joined in the awards ceremony by actor Awkwafina, director Debra Granik of Leave No Trace fame, and IFC Films President Arianna Bocco, all receiving similar honors. Hawke will receive the Maverick Award, which will honor the actor as “a leader and a visionary in the film and media arts who exhibits fierce and independent spirit, strong artistic vision, and the pursuit of positive change.” Due to Hawke’s directing, acting, and writing work, the Film Festival is looking to honor his achievements as an artist.

This is not the first time Ethan Hawke has received accolades for his work, although it seems like a long time coming for the Austin, Texas native. He previously lived in Woodstock, NY, and attended the 2009 film festival, according to the Daily Freeman, so it makes sense as to why the festival would want to honor his legacy as a filmmaker. To date, Hawke has received four Academy Award nominations for his work as an actor and writer, notably for performances in Training Day alongside Denzel Washington and Boyhood, which costarred Patricia Arquette. He was also recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Streaming Limited or Anthology Series or Movie by the Hollywood Critics Association for his take on Arthur Harrow in Moon Knight.

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Awkwafina has also seen her career trajectory hit a positive note in recent years, just as Ethan Hawke’s has been sizzling hot for quite some time. Awkwafina currently stars in the semi-autobiographical yet fictional, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens, which was recently renewed for a third season on Comedy Central. She entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which costarred Simu Liu, and was the voice of Tarantula in The Bad Guys. According to IMDb, Awkwafina will next be featured in Renfield with Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult and will provide the voice of Scuttle in Rob Marshall’s highly anticipated live-action remake of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Both projects are scheduled to be released in 2023. On the other end of the spectrum, Ethan Hawke shows no signs of slowing down as well, since he will next appear in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, the sequel to the successful 2019 movie Knives Out, due to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month.