Helmer to be feted at oater awards show

Clint Eastwood will receive the founders award from the Motion Picture & Television Fund Golden Boot Committee at the org’s 24th annual awards show Aug. 12.

Eastwood, a previous Golden Boot winner for his acting career, is the second director to be honored with the founders award — following John Ford.

The Golden Boot Awards were established to recognize individuals who have furthered the tradition of the oater genre.

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