Rolex has always been known as a brand that encourages the preservation and transmission of the cinematic arts. Through the years, its support has been evident through well-known characters whose wrists were wrapped by intricately-designed timepieces.
Last November 19, the luxury brand showed its support for cinema once more as it sponsored the prestigious Governor Awards that recognise great names in the movie industry. As such, the awards capture the spirit of the partnership between Rolex and cinema by rewarding individuals with long careers, who have shown constant dedication to their artistic visions and have enduring bodies of work. They celebrate outstanding humanitarian efforts and recognize contributions to the art of filmmaking.
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In this article, Tatler lists the artists whose works the awarding body has acknowledged:
Michael J Fox: The Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
The actor received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, which recognises a personality who has set an example through his or her work in support of humanitarian causes. The unparalleled actor from Back to the Future, The Frighteners and the television series Spin City was celebrated for his commitment to the fight against Parkinson’s disease. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is the world’s largest research centre for Parkinson’s, a disease with which the actor himself was diagnosed.