Dame Helen Mirren thinks Adele will be remembered for “many years” to come.
The 78-year-old actress presented ‘Someone Like You’ songstress Adele, 35, with Sherry Lansing Leadership Award The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment event on Thursday (07.12.23) more than a decade after she received the accolade herself and paid tribute to the singer for her “quiet philantrophy.”
She told E! News: “She’s going to be one of those iconic artists who will be remembered for many, many, many years. She is of the century in that sense. But also we are here to recognise her work as a philanthropist and she’s a quiet philanthropist, she doesn’t do it noisily or publicly, she does it quietly and privately.”
Organisers were thrilled that that the Oscar-winning star had agreeed “pass the torch” to Adele as they celebrated women being able to “achieve their dreams” in the industry.
Co-editors in chief Nekesa Mumbi Moody and Maer Roshan said: “We’re honored to have 2010’s Sherry Lansing Leadership Award honoree pass the torch this year to Adele.
“We’re also incredibly grateful to Will Ferrell, Camila Cabello, Lily Gladstone, Dua Lipa, Billie Lourd and Bryan Lourd for joining us to celebrate the occasion in support of our mentorship program and to help these young women achieve their dreams.”
The ‘Easy On Me’ singer’ has been awarded numerous Grammy and BRIT Awards throughout her career in the music industry but now the celebrity media outlet has honoured her with the prestigious leadership accolade – which is named after the first woman to head up a Hollywood studio – following her “groundbreaking” career as a musician.
Organisers said: “Adele has had a groundbreaking career that has established her as one of the all-time greats: a brilliant songwriter, a stunning vocalist, a top-notch performer, and an artist whose talents have no limit. She has set a standard of excellence not only as a female performer but a performer, period. Her accolades — from multiple Grammys to her Emmy and Oscar — attest to that. In addition, she’s used her platform to inspire and help others. She is truly deserving of this award.”
The ‘Hello’ hitmaker’ – who has sold more than 170 million records since beginning her career as a teenager in the late 2000s – joins a host of other stars who have received the award, including former ‘Friends’ star Jennifer Aniston, talk show legend Oprah Winfrey and Oscar winner Charlize Theron.
Sherry Lansing said: “Adele is a singular talent who has captivated the world with her incredible music. Beyond that, she paved the way for female artists to embrace their authentic selves and define their own voices and careers at a critical moment for women in music, empowering countless other female artists to do the same. I could not be more thrilled that Adele is receiving the award that bears my name.”
Post source: Female First