Billy Crystal to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From SCAD Film Festival

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The legendary performer joins a list of honorees including Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Rachel Brosnahan, Jennifer Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Delroy Lindo, Tessa Thompson and Steven Yeun.

Billy Crystal is about to receive the Lifetime Achievement award treatment from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

The legendary Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor has been selected for the top honor during the 23rd annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, scheduled for Oct. 24-31 as a virtual production due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Crystal will receive the award Oct. 26 following a screening of his latest film Standing Up, Falling Down.

He joins previously announced honorees Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (distinguished performance award), Rachel Brosnahan (Spotlight award, actress), Millie Bobby Brown (Maverick award), Ethan Hawke (outstanding achievement in entertainment award), Jennifer Hudson (Virtuoso award), Samuel L. Jackson (Legends of Cinema award), Glen Keane (lifetime achievement in animation award), Delroy Lindo (Spotlight award, Actor), Tessa Thompson (Vanguard award) and Steven Yeun (Discovery award).

Crystal, a nine-time host of the Academy Awards, has plenty of work on his upcoming slate. In addition to starring opposite Ben Schwartz in the friendship comedy Standing Up, Falling Down, he's set to star opposite Tiffany Haddish in Here Today, a film that he also directed and produced. It's currently in post-production. Crystal is also developing a Broadway musical adaption of the 1992 classic film Mr. Saturday Night.