Chloë Grace Moretz
Friday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m.
Chloë Grace Moretz has been captivating audiences since she was a child, starring in Michael Bay’s remake of The Amityville Horror. She has appeared in nearly 30 films since then. Her breakout role as Hit-Girl in the cult classic Kick-Ass and her performance in Let Me In landed her on Time magazine’s “Top 10 Performances of the Year” and The New York Times’ “Best Performances of 2010” lists. Moretz was also named one of Time’s “25 Most Influential Teens of 2014” and “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016.”
Moretz is currently starring in the title role of The Miseducation of Cameron Post, about a teen forced to undergo gay conversion therapy. Recently, she starred in November Criminals and Brain on Fire. Her next roles are in the remake of horror classic Suspiria and the drama thriller Greta.
Her other credits include Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, The 5th Wave, If I Stay, Clouds of Sils Maria, The Equalizer and Laggies. She lent her voice to The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, which received a 2015 Academy Award nomination for Best Animated Feature Film.
Moretz also starred in the title role of the Carrie remake, and reprised her earlier role for Kick-Ass 2. She appeared in Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and played a leading role in Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows. On the small screen, Moretz guest starred on 30 Rock and made her theatrical debut in the off-Broadway play The Library, directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh.
John David Washington
Distinguished Performance Award
Wednesday, Oct. 31 | 12 p.m.
Lucas Theatre for the Arts
John David Washington recently starred in Monsters and Men, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. The script was selected and developed as part of the 2017 Sundance Directors Lab. Washington also starred in 2018’s Monster, with Jeffrey Wright, A$AP Rocky and Jennifer Hudson.
Washington also stars in BlacKkKlansman, directed by Spike Lee. The film premiered at this year’s Cannes Film Festival to a standing ovation and won the Grand Prix. Washington can next be seen in The Old Man & the Gun, opposite Casey Affleck, Elisabeth Moss and Robert Redford.
He made his film debut as a child in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X in 1992 and returned to the big screen in 2017 in Love Beats Rhymes, directed by RZA, opposite Common and Jill Scott.
Prior to his return to acting, Washington spent six years playing professional football. Shortly after, he booked his fist-ever audition to play Ricky Jerret in the HBO series Ballers with Dwayne Johnson. His performance generated rave reviews, and the show was recently renewed for a fifth season.