Andrew Garfield to receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Eye Award

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 30, 2017 02:02 hrs

[USA], August 30 (ANI): British actor Andrew Garfield is all set to be honoured at this year's Zurich Film Festival.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar-nominated star will receive Zurich Film Festival's Golden Eye Award, a lifetime achievement honor.

Festival' co-directors Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri issued a statement, which read, "Following on from his masterful performances in 'Hacksaw Ridge' and 'Silence,' Andrew Garfield's powerful and enthralling turn in 'Breathe' reinforces him as one of the true stars of his generation. We are delighted to present him with our Golden Eye award at this year's festival."

The actor is confirmed to be present there to receive the award.

Garfield received an Academy Award nomination as best actor earlier this year for his role in Mel Gibson's 'Hacksaw Ridge,' which also earned him Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.

He was previously nominated for both a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for his supporting turn in David Fincher's 'The Social Network' and won a BAFTA Television Award for his lead role in Channel 4's 2007 drama 'Boy A'.

Garfield will present his latest film, 'Breathe', at the festival, together with actor Andy Serkis, who makes his directorial debut with the real-life drama based on the life of Robin Cavendish, who was paralyzed by polio but, together with his wife, finds a way back to life.

The 13th Zurich Film Festival runs from September 28 to October 8. (ANI)

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