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Keanu Reeves remembers ‘beautiful spirit’ of late John Wick co-star Lance Reddick as he receives poignant legacy honor at 2024 Saturn Awards

Keanu Reeves added another impressive award to his collection, taking home the first annual Lance Reddick Legacy Award at the 2024 Saturn Awards.

In January, it was announced that the 59-year-old actor will receive the award, which “symbolizes and celebrates not only an artist’s talent, but also their character.”

The actor was close friends with Reddick and starred together in the John Wick films before Reddick passed away in March at the age of 60.

Academy President Robert Holguin and Saturn producers Bradley and Kevin Marcus said in a January statement: “This award symbolizes and celebrates not only an artist’s talent, but also their character; someone who is a true goodwill ambassador in the industry.”

‘From science fiction (‘The Matrix Trilogy’), fantasy (‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’/’Constantine’) and horror (Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Dracula’/’The Devil’s Advocate’), Keanu has done it all – not to mention “Speed” and “Point Break,” they added.

Keanu Reeves added another impressive award to his collection, taking home the first annual Lance Reddick Legacy Award at the 2024 Saturn Awards

In January it was announced that the 59-year-old actor will receive the award, which

In January it was announced that the 59-year-old actor will receive the award, which “symbolizes and celebrates not only an artist’s talent, but also his character.”

“Keanu is not only a Hollywood icon, but also a shining example of humility and gratitude,” the statement continued.

“Throughout his incredible career, he has never forgotten the support of his fans and the filmmakers who supported him all these years,” they said.

The statement concluded: “We are pleased to celebrate Lance’s memory with a dear friend and genre icon.”

Reeves began his speech by expressing his “gratitude and appreciation to the Saturn Awards for recognizing and honoring the warm, beautiful spirit of an exceptional artist that is Lance Reddick.”

He added, “And for honoring me with the inaugural Lance Reddick Legacy Award. For over 25 years, Lance has made an impact and raised the bar in every work of art and genre he has entered.”

‘Not just with his performance, but with the man he was. He was kind, generous, creative, insightful and authentic,” Reeves continued.

“He had a special grace, strength and a vulnerability that attracted, supported and inspired us,” Reeves added.

The actor continued that Reddick “had a fire, a creative fire, a light from within that could not be denied.

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James Cameron also attended the Saturn Awards, where he took home Best Picture and Best Screenplay for Avatar: The Way of Water.

James Cameron also attended the Saturn Awards, where he took home Best Picture and Best Screenplay for Avatar: The Way of Water.

Nicolas Cage and his wife Riko Shibata were also in attendance, with Cage winning Best Supporting Actor for Renfield

Nicolas Cage and his wife Riko Shibata were also in attendance, with Cage winning Best Supporting Actor for Renfield

Heather Graham wears a blue dress with a slit at the 2024 Saturn Awards

Heather Graham wears a blue dress with a slit at the 2024 Saturn Awards

Jodie Foster took home the Life Career Award at the 2024 Saturn Awards

Jodie Foster took home the Life Career Award at the 2024 Saturn Awards

James Cameron also attended the Saturn Awards, where he took home Best Picture and Best Screenplay for Avatar: The Way of Water.

Nicolas Cage and his wife Riko Shibata were also in attendance, with Cage winning Best Supporting Actor for Renfield, as were Heather Graham and Jodie Foster, who took home the Life Career Award.

On the TV side, Star Trek: Picard took home an award, while another Star Trek show, Strange New Worlds, picked up one.

Picard won best science fiction television series, Patrick Stewart won best actor in a television series, Jonathan Frakes won best supporting actor in a television series and Jeri Ryan won best supporting actress in a television series, while Strange New Worlds took home best guest star. in a television series for Paul Wesley.