Savannah film fest honors Neeson

Nov. 3, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Actor Liam Neeson has been honored with the Achievement in Cinema Award at the 13th annual Savannah Film Festival in Georgia, organizers said Wednesday.

The Savannah College of Art and Design President Paula Wallace gave the prize to Neeson, who received a standing ovation from a standing-room-only audience Tuesday.

"I'm humbled and embarrassed but it's lovely to be here at this extraordinary festival," Neeson said in accepting his award. "I'm the luckiest man in the friggin' world."

He dedicated the prize to the crews he's worked with on his sets.

"They inspire me and I accept this award for them. They are the mainstay, the people who make us look and feel good," said Neeson, star of "Schindler's List," "Michael Collins," "Love Actually," "Kinsey" and "Taken."

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