Naomi Watts became a household name from the moment she graced Australian television screens back in 1991, playing the recurring role of Julie Gibson in the infamous Home and Away. Since her soap opera days, Watts has built an impressive filmography of inspiring performances.

She has gathered close to 100 credits throughout her career spanning more than 30 years. Famous for never shying away from challenging roles, Watts has dipped her toes in the water of an array of genres. Her talent knows no bounds, and her performances reflect this, from her roles in the action-packed The Impossible, to horror cult classic The Ring, and even the scandalous title role in Diana.

More recently, Watts soared in the Netflix Original Series Gypsy, and in the remake of the iconic sci-fi series Twin Peaks. She is set to star and produce the upcoming Australian feature Penguin Bloom alongside Jacki Weaver, as well as the highly anticipated unnamed Game of Thrones prequel. For her outstanding work, Watts has received several accolades throughout her career, garnering more than 100 awards and nominations, including nominations for a Screen Actors Guild Award, a Golden Globe Award, and two Academy Awards. 

Now, the actress is set to receive the 2019 Orry-Kelly Award at the Australians in Film’s (AiF) 8th Annual Awards Gala and Benefit Dinner. Kate Marks, President of AiF, said she was “thrilled to be honoring and celebrating [Watts’] impressive body of work.” The event celebrates Australian talent in the entertainment industry, ushering Australians into the spotlight for a global platform to witness. Watts receives this award as her body of work has provided inspiration globally in film and television.

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