May 8, 2023
AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Nicole Kidman Postponed
AFI announced today that the 49th annual AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Nicole Kidman, scheduled for Saturday, June 10, will be postponed. For nearly half a century, the AFI Life Achievement Award has convened artists and audiences in celebration of excellence in the art form. Due to the division in our community at...
November 22, 2022
Nicole Kidman to Receive 49th AFI Life Achievement Award
Updated May 8, 2023: AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Nicole Kidman Postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Learn more. 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...
May 11, 2022
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....
October 4, 2021
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...
May 25, 2020
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…
May 7, 2020
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…
March 7, 2020
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…
February 27, 2020
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…
November 5, 2019
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…
September 20, 2019
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…
May 20, 2019
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…
October 5, 2018
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.
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