AFI Life Achievement Award – American Film Institute

AFI Movie Club: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

Watch today’s film on TCM tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. CT. AFI Life Achievement Award recipient William Wyler helmed THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES – deemed not only one of the greatest American films by AFI but also one of the art form’s most inspiring stories. Movie Trivia…

Lawrence Herbert On His $3 Million Dollar Gift to AFI Conservatory

“At this time in history, it is my honor to create a place at AFI that will drive the future of this global connection between all of us who love a story well-told.” -Lawrence Herbert AFI recently announced a $3 million gift from AFI Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert, which will establish the Lawrence Herbert Alumni…

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…

Just Added to AFI FEST 2019: A Tribute to Martin Scorsese

AFI announced today that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will honor Martin Scorsese with a Tribute on Friday, November 15 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The evening will celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner’s indelible impact on culture as one cinema’s most acclaimed filmmakers. “Martin Scorsese is an American…

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…

AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Denzel Washington to Gather Film’s Finest

The first wave of guest presenters who will celebrate Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019, at a Gala Tribute in Los Angeles have just been announced! Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman (2011 honoree), Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson will all…

Denzel Washington to Receive 47th AFI Life Achievement Award

Denzel Washington will receive the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award, America’s highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Washington at a Gala Tribute on Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles, CA.

Julia Roberts to Present George Clooney With AFI Life Achievement Award

Julia Roberts will present the nation’s highest honor for a career in film, the AFI Life Achievement Award, to her longtime friend and colleague George Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring the actor, director, writer and producer. The event will take place Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre…

Rachel Morrison to Receive AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Trailblazing cinematographer Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) will receive the 2018 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI Conservatory alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal…

George Clooney to Receive 46th AFI Life Achievement Award

Actor, director, writer and producer George Clooney will be the recipient of the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.  The award will be presented to Clooney at a Gala Tribute on June 7, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA.  The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute special will return for…

AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton Gathers American Film’s Finest

Actor, director, writer and icon Diane Keaton was honored with the American Film Institute’s 45th AFI Life Achievement Award on Thursday, June 8, in an evening filled with laughter, stories, song and surprises at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
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