By Elizabeth Darst
Updated November 19, 2001 08:09 AM

At Saturday’s ninth-annual ceremony in Hollywood, actors, directors and others were recognized for their efforts in providing diversity in entertainment. Kris Kristofferson, the grizzled 65-year-old singer, actor and songwriter, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award, reports the Associated Press. Other winners included actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Ving Rhames, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Vin Diesel and director Kasi Lemmons, who received the Visionary Award for her films “Eve’s Bayou” and “The Caveman’s Valentine.” The award for Most Diverse Television Ensemble Cast was given to the reality show “Survivor: The Australian Outback.” (Sorry, “Big Brother.”) Honorees were chosen by the 1,200 members of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association.