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– by Gig Patta

Newport Beach Film Festival recognizes the actors that have made strides in the industry and to the future of the business.

This past weekend, Newport Beach Film Festival Fall Honors were held at The Resort at Pelican Hill.

Alfre Woodard was honored with the Icon Award for her lifetime achievements. She was best known for starring in films such as Clemency, 12 Years a Slave, Star Trek: First Contact, and Captain America: Civil War. She is currently starring in Apple TV’s See and voiced Sarabi in The Lion King.

The Artist of Distinction Awards were given to Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, In the Heights), Allen Leech (Downton Abbey, Bohemian Rhapsody), Tracy Letts (Ford v Ferrari, Little Women) and Melissa Rauch (The Laundromat, The Big Bang Theory).

Several actors were picked as Variety’s 10 to Watch. They will include Jessie Buckley (Judy, Wild Rose), Cynthia Eriva (The Color Purple, Harriet), Maya Hawke (Stranger Things, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood), Kelvin Harrison Jr. (Luce, Waves), Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place, Honey Boy), Rob Morgan (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Just Mercy), Camila Morrone (Mickey and the Bear), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures, Top Gun: Maverick), Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (On Becoming a God in Central Florida).

LRM Online was on the red carpet before the ceremony to speak with a few of the honorees. We’ve talked to Alfre Woodard, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Rauch, Jessie Buckley, Cynthia Erivo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Noah Jupe, Rob Morgan, and Camila Morrone.

Check out LRM Online exclusive interviews below.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive

Gig Patta is a journalist and interviewer for LRM and Latino-Review since 2009. He was a writer for other entertainment sites in the past with Collider and IESB.net. He originally came from the world of print journalism with several years as a reporter with the San Diego Business Journal and California Review. He earned his MBA from the Keller Graduate School of Management and BA in Economics from UC San Diego. Follow him on Instagram @gigpatta or Facebook @officialgigpatta.