Jerry Lewis to Receive Humanitarian Award

December 10, 2008 By:
Jerry Lewis to Receive Humanitarian Award

Actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis has been voted the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

he Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award is given to an individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.

“Jerry is a legendary comedian who has not only brought laughter to millions around the world,” said Ganis, “but has also helped thousands upon thousands by raising funds and awareness for those suffering from muscular dystrophy.”

The 81st Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 22, 2009 and will be presented on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.