Hugh Jackman has been awarded one of Australia’s highest medals. He was awarded an Order of Australia medal – it is the highest of the four levels of the Order of Australia – for his services at an investiture ceremony at Government House in Canberra on Friday.
He was chosen for the award for his services to the performing arts and the wider community, and mainly, for his advocacy for poverty eradication.
Jackman, famous for his role as Wolverine in X-men movie series, acknowledged his wife and two children after the ceremony.
He expressed his gratitude towards people for helping him achieve the award, writing on Insagram and Twitter later. He wrote:
“On this occasion, I’m reminded that I share this honour with my parents, siblings, friends and, especially w Deb, Oscar & Ava. There are countless teachers, coaches and mentors who’ve taught and inspired me along the way. I will forever be in their debt. It is humbling to be amongst so many great Australians who have outstanding achievements in so many fields. Thank you to the Governor General.”
The youngest son of immigrant parents Hugh Jackman has engaged in running Laughing Man Coffee Company. The company ensures that all employees are paid appropriately for their works.
The decision to award the medal to Jackman was declared in June. He was quite moved by the announcement and said in a statement that the honor was ’emotional and humbling’ to him.