Deaf actress Marlee Matlin has been handed a special award from the Screen Actors Guild (Sag) for performers with disabilities.
The Oscar winner accepted the Harold Russell Award during a gala breakfast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday (06Oct11).
Csi: Crime Scene Investigation star Robert David Hall presented the award to Matlin, who used her acceptance speech to urge Hollywood to cast more disabled actors, according to
She told the crowd, "We're not done yet and we're going to continue to make noise, to make things happen, and to make it equal for each and every one of us."