AFI Life Achievement Award – American Film Institute

Nicole Kidman to Receive 49th AFI Life Achievement Award

America’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to Be Presented at Gala Tribute on June 10, 2023 The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that Nicole Kidman will be the recipient of the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, celebrating her career achievements thus...
Siân Heder

Siân Heder to Receive AFI’s 30th Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple AFI announced today that Academy Award® winner Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005), writer and director of CODA, this year’s Best Picture Oscar® winner, will receive the 2022 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which will be presented at the upcoming AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Julie Andrews....

Sidney Poitier Remembered

Sidney Poitier will forever stand at the very foundation of the American Film Institute – and the art form itself. Artist and activist – a leader and a light – he was and will remain an inspiration to all who dream of a greater tomorrow. A pioneer who touched the hearts and minds of generations...

New Date Set for AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Julie Andrews

Gala Tribute To Take Place June 9, 2022 Tribute to Premiere on TNT and Encore on Turner Classic Movies The American Film Institute announced today that the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Julie Andrews will take place June 9, 2022, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event was originally scheduled…

The 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Julie Andrews Rescheduled

AFI announced today it is moving the date of the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute in celebration of Julie Andrews. The event was previously scheduled for November 11, but current safety and public health standards require it to be rescheduled in order to produce an event worthy of an artist who has given...

AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews Postponed

AFI announced today it is postponing the 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute in celebration of Julie Andrews. The event was originally scheduled for April 25 and will be rescheduled for a date in early summer. Long considered one of the preeminent annual events for the entertainment and arts community, the AFI Life…

Did You Know? This Julie Andrews Film is the 6th Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, which premiered 55 years ago this month, remains the 6th highest-grossing movie ever with adjustment for inflation. Released in 1965, the film remained in theaters for over a year and surpassed GONE WITH THE WIND as the highest grossing film at the time. THE SOUND OF MUSIC was adapted from the…

AFI Remembers Cinema Legend Kirk Douglas

We join movie-lovers around the world in mourning the loss of a true cinema legend. Kirk Douglas was larger-than-life – with a legacy that includes towering onscreen performances and heroism offscreen during the dark days of the Hollywood blacklist. The American Film Institute was honored to celebrate these contributions at the AFI Life Achievement Award in…

Julie Andrews to Receive 48th AFI Life Achievement Award

America’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to Be Presented at Gala Dinner on April 25, 2020 Tribute Will Premiere on TNT, Thursday, May 7 at 10pm ET/PT The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that Dame Julie Andrews will be the recipient of the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award, the…
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