Tye Sheridan, 'Loving' Director Jeff Nichols Among Texas Film Hall of Fame Honorees

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Tye Sheridan

Documentary filmmaker Hector Galan also will be recognized at the Texas Film Awards on March 9.

Actor Tye Sheridan, director Jeff Nichols and documentary filmmaker Hector Galan will be honored by the Texas Film Hall of Fame next year, the Austin Film Society, founded by Richard Linklater, announced on Tuesday.

Sheridan, who recently appeared in X-Men: Apocalypse and is next set to star in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One and worked with Nichols on Mud, will receive the rising star award. His other credits include The Tree of Life and Joe.

Nichols recently wrote and directed Loving, a drama about the real-life couple behind the interracial marriage Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia, which stars Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga. Nichols, an alum of AFS' filmmaker grant program, previously wrote and directed Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud and Midnight Special.

Galan, the first documentary filmmaker to be inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame, has been making docs for more than 40 years, including 11 films for PBS' Frontline. He has focused on the Latino experience in America, exploring topics ranging from migrant farm workers, the dynamics of race relations in the military, college athletics and issues surrounding foster care.

Texas Film Hall of Fame members demonstrate the state's contributions to film and TV and its extensive film legacy.

All three men will be recognized March 9 at the Texas Film Awards, which raises money for the AFS' year-round arts and educational programs.