Kevin Spacey to de­liver Nancy Hanks Lec­ture

The Washington Post Sunday - - ARTS - — Jac­que­line Trescott

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.

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