What a lovely gesture!
Yesterday, legendary actress Sophia Loren was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Hollywood with a tribute ceremony, after having also received a lifetime achievement Oscar back in 1991.
Here's what Sophia had to say while at the Academy's tribute ceremony for the actress:
"The Academy Award changed my life completely. It helped me to believe in myself and encouraged me to push my own artistic boundaries."
"There are no words to describe my emotions right now. It is hard to imagine that 50 years have passed since I welcomed my Oscar to my home."
Speeches at the ceremony were given by Tom Hanks, Sophia's Nine director Rob Marshall, and her son Edoardo Ponti who said the following about his mother:
"We are here because we love you and you deserve every single thing."
So sweet. She's accomplished SO MUCH and looks A-MAZING at 76 years old!!!
Congratulations, Sophia! We're very happy for you!
[Image via WENN.]
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