Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry receives the People’s Icon Award at the People’s Choice Awards on December 7 for her contributions to film and television, including becoming the first black Oscar winner for best actress.
Grammy-winning rapper Cardi B will present Berry with the award at the ceremony at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
“Throughout her career, Halle Berry has broken down, directed, and acted in various roles that 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 for Outstanding Leading Actress in a miniseries or film in 2000 for her performance on HBO’s “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,” a biopic about the first black actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for best actress. Berry also won a Golden Globe, SAG Award, and NAACP Image Award for performance.
In 2002 she won her Oscar for portraying a woman who begins a relationship with a correctional officer (played by Billy Bob Thornton) without knowing that he was assisting the execution of her husband (played by Sean Combs) on Monster’s Ball. “
Cardi B has teamed up with Berry to produce the soundtrack for Berry’s directorial debut, “Bruised,” which premiered in select theaters on Wednesday and will be streamed on Netflix on November 24th.