At the Motion Picture and Television Fund's Golden Boot Awards* over the weekend, Clint Eastwoodwas given the rarely-bestowed Founder's Award in recognition of his "contributions over the years as a director to the positive image of the Western." Though Eastwood had in the past received a Golden Boot for his acting work in westerns, he joined prestigious company with this award: The only other director to receive the Founder's Award (handed out only eight times since the Golden Boots were founded 24 years ago) was some guy named John Ford.

Also recognized at Saturday's event were Wes Studi, Powers Boothe (aka the greatest evil man on TV) and Ann-Margret.

*Just in case I'm not the only one confused by this, the Golden Boots in question have to do with movie westerns, not scoring a lot of goals.
tags fandom