Academy Award-winning actress Halle Berry will receive the People’s Icon Award at the 2021 People’s Choice Awards for her contributions in TV and film, it was announced Friday.
Grammy Award-winning artist Cardi B will present the award to Berry at the ceremony, which will air simultaneously on both NBC and E! on Dec. 7 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
“Throughout her career, Halle Berry has broken down barriers, directed and starred in diverse roles that have paved the way for others in the industry,” said Jen Neal, executive vice president, entertainment live events, specials & E! News, NBCUniversal Entertainment Television and Streaming.
Berry won an Emmy in 2000 for outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or a movie for her performance in HBO’s “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” a biopic about the first Black actress to receive an Oscar nomination for best actress. Berry also won a Golden Globe, SAG Award and NAACP Image Award for the performance.
In 2002, Berry won an Oscar for her lead role in “Monster’s Ball,” becoming the first Black woman to win for best actress.
Cardi B teamed with Berry to executive produce the soundtrack to Berry’s directorial debut, “Bruised,” which opened in select theaters this week and arrives on Netflix on Wednesday.