Bonnie Arnold will be honored at Grady Salutes on April 28, 2017.
Bonnie Arnold will be honored at Grady Salutes on April 28, 2017.

DreamWorks Animation’s Bonnie Arnold honored with Grady College Lifetime Achievement Award

Bonnie Arnold, president of DreamWorks Animation, is the 2017 recipient of the John Holliman Jr. Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Grady College. Named after the late John Holliman, Grady alumnus and former CNN reporter, the award honors sustained contributions to the profession throughout a career. She will also be inducted into the 2017 Grady Fellowship class.

A trailblazer in the world of animation, Arnold (ABJ’ 77) is known for critically and commercially acclaimed animated hits as well as award-winning dramas. She won a Golden Globe and garnered an Oscar® nomination for 2014’s “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” the sequel to the Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster “How to Train Your Dragon,” which she also produced.

Her films span from the pioneering “Toy Story” to the Oscar®-winning “Dances with Wolves;” from “Over the Hedge” to the Oscar®-nominated “The Last Station.” Along the way, she has worked with many of the industry’s most creative directors. Next for Arnold is “How to Train Your Dragon 3.”

Arnold will be recognized at “Grady Salutes: A Celebration of Achievement, Commitment and Leadership” on April 28 at 6 p.m. at the UGA Tate Grand Hall.  Other 2017 Alumni Award recipients include:

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Registration for Grady Salutes is now closed, please contact Karen Andrews, for more information.

Date: April 25, 2017