- Media OutReach - February 10, 2020 - Critically acclaimed actress, producer, director, writer and activist Sharon
Stone is set to host the 2020 Laureus
World Sports Awards Ceremony in Berlin on February 17.
One of the most noteworthy performers of her
generation, Sharon became a global star with her portrayal of Catherine Tramell
in the thriller Basic Instinct for
which she earned her first Golden Globe Award nomination for best actress in a
In an immensely successful career, she received
further acclaim with her performance in Martin Scorsese's epic crime
drama Casino in
1995 with a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award nomination. She also
received two more Golden Globe Award nominations for her roles in The
Mighty in 1998 and The Muse the following year.
Throughout her career, Sharon has displayed her
broad ranging talent, appearing in multiple genre films, including the sci-fi
spectacular, Sphere with Dustin Hoffman, Intersection with Richard Gere, and thriller Sliver. Sharon also starred in and served as
co-producer in the successful western hit, The Quick and the Dead
opposite Gene Hackman, co-starred with Sylvester Stallone in the blockbuster
action thriller, The Specialist and she starred in the gripping prison
drama Last Dance.
Sharon went on to star in Steven Soderbergh
sensational comeback crime series Mosaic for
which she received rave reviews and later this year she will star in Ryan Murphy's much anticipated Netflix series Ratched,
which is based on "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest".
Sharon said: "I am pleased to host the Laureus World
Sports Awards. These awards are a beacon of light as, not only do they
celebrate the top athletes of 2019, they also highlight the power of sport to
end violence, discrimination and disadvantage. As we commemorate twenty years
of Laureus we also celebrate the millions of children whose lives have been
improved by the efforts and funds raised by this loving and generous group."
The 20th anniversary Laureus World
Sports Awards will honour the greatest sporting triumphs of 2019, as well as
celebrating two decades of the Laureus movement and the power of sport in
transforming the lives of millions of young people around the world.
Among the Laureus Academy Members and legends of
sport so far confirmed to attend are Boris Becker, Cafu, Fabian
Cancellara, Nadia Comaneci, Luis Figo, Ruud Gullit, Tony Hawk, Michael Johnson, Edwin Moses, Li Na, Mark Spitz and Katarina Witt.
Media who wish to attend the Laureus World Sports
Awards should apply as soon as possible for accreditation at http://accreditation.laureus.com. In
addition to reporting on the Awards Ceremony, media attending will have the
opportunity to interview Laureus Academy Members and other sportsmen and women
present in Berlin.
It was at the inaugural Laureus World Sports
Awards in 2000 that Laureus Patron, Nelson Mandela, spoke the words which
sparked the creation of the worldwide Sport for Good movement. 20 years on,
these words still guide Laureus today - 'Sport has the power to change the
world; to unite people in a way little else does'. From sports stars to
sports fans and the young people in Laureus Sport for Good programmes around
the world: Sport Unites Us.
For more information on the Nominees and to stay
updated in the build-up to the 2020 Laureus World Sports Awards, visit laureus.com/world-sports-awards and follow #Laureus20 on social platforms.
NOTES TO EDITORS