actor Leonard Nimoy
will be honored with a prestigious award for his contribution to the science fiction genre at this year's Saturn Awards
The awards are presented annually by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
to honor the top works in science fiction, fantasy and horror in film, television and home video. And Nimoy, who played sci-fi Vulcan Mr. Spock in the original cult TV series, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony in Burbank, California on June 24th.
The 78-year-old will also be joined by DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, who will be the night's first ever Visionary Award recipient.
Katzenberg, who famously produced animated films including Shrek
, Shark Tale
and Kung Fu Panda
will be celebrated for his pioneering role in 3-D animation, reports Variety
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