At 44 Charlize Theron will receive a career achievement award

Charlize Theron (Photo: Splash)
Charlize Theron (Photo: Splash)

Cape Town - South African actress and philanthropist Charlize Theron will be awarded at the twenty-third Hollywood Film Awards on Sunday.

It was announced on Tuesday that the forty-four-year-old will receive a Hollywood Career Achievement award at the prestigious event.

The star has garnered rave reviews for her performance in Bombshell, which was directed by Jay Roach.

The film details the sexual assault scandal that was headlining grabbing news a few years ago. Margot Robbie and Nicole Kidman also make star turns in the dramatic Oscar hopeful about media mogul Roger Ailes.

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Charlize was born in Benoni, in Gauteng and left South Africa to find great success in Tinsel Town with a slew of career-defining roles in films like Monster and The Devil's Advocate.

The mother of two founded The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) in 2007. The organisation invests in African youth. The programme was created by the Academy Award winner, with the hope of making a difference in the fight against HIV in South Africa. 

Other award recipients, according to Deadline, are:

Hollywood Actor Award: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Hollywood Actress Award: Renée Zellweger, Judy

Hollywood Supporting Actor Award: Al Pacino, The Irishman

Hollywood Supporting Actress Award: Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Hollywood Blockbuster Award: Avengers: Endgame

Hollywood Song Award: Pharrell Williams, Letter to My Godfather, from The Black Godfather

Hollywood Filmmaker Award: Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Hollywood Producer Award: Emma Tillinger Koskoff, The Irishman 

Hollywood Director Award: James Mangold, Ford v Ferrari

Hollywood Screenwriter Award: Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes 

Breakthrough Screenwriter: Shia LaBeouf, Honey Boy 

Breakout Actor: Taron Egerton, Rocketman 

Breakout Actress: Cynthia Erivo, Harriet 

Breakthrough Director: Olivia Wilde, Booksmart

See the full list here. 

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, Deadline.

(Photo: Splash)