The Producers Guild of America said Thursday that film and TV icon Jane Fonda will be honored with the 2019 Stanley Kramer Award. She will receive the honor January 19 during the 30th annual PGA Awards at the Beverly Hilton.
The Kramer Award honors a production, producer or other individuals whose achievement or contribution illuminates and raises public awareness of important social issues. A two-time Oscar winner, Fonda is being recognized for her lifetime activism and philanthropic work.
“Jane Fonda has built an extraordinary legacy as an outspoken advocate for the vulnerable in our society,” said PGA presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher. “Throughout her remarkable life, she has made and continues to make a significant impact on the lives of people through her work both on and off the screen. Fonda exemplifies the spirit of Stanley Kramer, and we are proud to honor her.”
Among Fonda’s achievements in political and social causes include her nonprofit, the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential. She raised $1.3 million to lower the teen pregnancy rate and improve the overall health and well-being of young people in the state of Georgia. Fonda also raised nearly $1 million for the Women’s Media Center, a nonprofit she co-founded with Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan, whose mission is to make women and girls more visible and powerful in media.
On the entertainment side, Fonda’s credits include everything from 9 to 5 to Klute. She recently starred in Book Club and is the subject of the critically acclaimed HBO documentary, Jane Fonda in Five Acts. She also executive produces and stars in the Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, which premieres its fifth season next month.
Previous recipients of the Stanley Kramer Award, named after the celebrated progressive filmmaker, include Get Out, The Hunting Ground, The Normal Heart, Fruitvale Station, Precious, An Inconvenient Truth and Hotel Rwanda.