11:28am PT by Chris Gardner
Harrison Ford to Honor Character Actor M. Emmett Walsh at Carney Awards
Harrison Ford will take the stage this weekend in Santa Monica.
The actor has agreed to present the chairman's lifetime achievement award to character actor M. Emmett Walsh during the 4th annual Carney Awards at The Broad Stage.
He won't be solo: Additional presenters include Mike Farrell, Marilu Henner, Debbie Allen and Gregg Henry. The evening will also fete previously announced honorees Joe Morton, Jessica Walter, Joe Pantoliano, James Cromwell and Bruce Greenwood.
Comedian Patton Oswalt is hosting the event, which will also feature performances by Happy Days' Donny Most and his orchestra, and rising country music star Lily Meola.
The Carney Awards — named for the late Oscar- and six-time Emmy-winning actor Art Carney — were created to shine a spotlight on Hollywood’s character actors for their achievements as dreamed up by Elvis Duran Group CEO David Katz; his brother Jim Katz, an Emmy-winning producer; and Brian Carney, an actor/voiceover artist and son of Art Carney. The Carney Awards is a joint production between the Elvis Duran Group and Radcliffe Road Pictures. Elvis Duran, the Katz brothers and Carney serve as executive producers.
Previous honorees include William H. Macy, Wendie Malick, William Fichtner, Richard Kind, Xander Berkeley, Gary Cole, Stephen Tobolowsky, Dan Hedaya, Conchata Ferrell, Steve Buscemi, Bob Balaban, Michael Ealy, Bruce McGill, David Paymer, CCH Pounder and Jonathan Banks.