Kevin Spacey to deliver Nancy Hanks Lecture
Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey was selected to deliver the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture in Washington on April 4, Americans for the Arts announced.
The lecture is a highlight of the organization’s efforts to raise awareness about issues facing artists and organizations. It is named after Hanks, a former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts and former president of Americans for the Arts.
Spacey received a Golden Globe nomination for “Casino Jack,” his role as disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, but didn’t win. No Oscar nod for that, though he was executive director for “ The Social Network,” nominated for Best Picture.
Spacey has garnered top acting honors: an Oscar for “American Beauty,” and a supporting actor Oscar for “The Usual Suspects.” In 1991 he won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in “Lost in Yonkers.” Currently, Spacey is artistic director of the Old Vic Theatre in London.