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Chris Hemsworth beams after receiving Trailblazer Award at the 2022 AACTA Awards

Chris Hemsworth beams after receiving the AACTA Trailblazer Award as Russell Crowe looks on with pride while presenting him with the trophy

Chris Hemsworth received the coveted Trailblazer Award at the 2022 AACTA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday night. 

The Thor star, 39, beamed as he stepped on stage to receive his award from pal and fellow actor Russell Crowe, with whom he starred in Thor: Love and Thunder. 

Russell, 58, burst with pride as he watched Chris give his acceptance speech from the side of the stage. 

Chris Hemsworth, 39, (pictured) beamed after receiving the Trailblazer Award at the AACTA Awards in Sydney on Wednesday night

It’s the first time the Chris has received a prize from the organisation, with his only nomination coming in 2020 for Global Star of the Decade.

The former Home and Away star, who joins previous winners Simon Baker, Isla Fisher Rose Byrne, said he didn’t take his start in the Australian screen industry for granted. 

‘It’s a huge honour to accept the AACTA Trailblazer Award tonight from someone I have always looked up to and who also has paved the way for so many of us overseas,’ Hemsworth said in a statement.

The Thor star, 39, beamed as he stepped on stage to receive his award from pal and fellow actor Russell Crowe (left) with whom he starred in Thor: Love and Thunder

The Thor star, 39, beamed as he stepped on stage to receive his award from pal and fellow actor Russell Crowe (left) with whom he starred in Thor: Love and Thunder

The two men shared a hug on stage after Russell handed Chris his trophy

The two men shared a hug on stage after Russell handed Chris his trophy 

‘The career I have enjoyed up until now has been so rewarding and I don’t take for granted the start the Australian screen industry gave me.’

Despite now calling Byron Bay home, Hemsworth is synonymous with Australians who have made their mark in Hollywood, having maintained a steady presence on big-budget sets throughout the past decade.

Since landing the role of the Asgardian God of Thunder in 2011, Chris has appeared in titles such as The Cabin in the Woods, Snow White and the Huntsman, Rush, Bad Times at El Royale, Men In Black: International, Extraction.

Russell, 58, burst with pride as he watched Chris give his acceptance speech from the side of the stage

Russell, 58, burst with pride as he watched Chris give his acceptance speech from the side of the stage  

It's the first time the Chris has received a prize from the organisation, with his only nomination coming in 2020 for Global Star of the Decade

It’s the first time the Chris has received a prize from the organisation, with his only nomination coming in 2020 for Global Star of the Decade

Chris, who recently starred in Netflix's Spiderhead, gave a heartwarming speech as he thanked his friends and family for their support

The star has come quite a way since his days on Neighbours

Chris, who recently starred in Netflix’s Spiderhead, gave a heartwarming speech as he thanked his friends and family for their support 

He went on to star in Netflix’s Spiderhead, as well as appearing in eight Marvel titles within the Thor and Avenger franchises. 

It comes after Chris announced he would be taking some time off from acting, after discovering he carried an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.

‘Doing an episode on death and facing your own mortality made me go, ‘Oh God, I’m not ready to go yet’,’ he said.

‘I want to sit and be in this space with a greater sense of stillness and gratitude. And then you start talking about kids and family…’

The AACTA Awards ceremony will be broadcast on 10, at 7.30pm.  

Chris posed with his trophy backstage after receiving the prestigious gong

Chris posed with his trophy backstage after receiving the prestigious gong 

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