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49th AFI Life Achievement Award Honoree Nicole Kidman on the red carpet at the AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Nicole Kidman in Hollywood, CA, at the Dolby Theatre. She is wearing a gold dress standing in front of a black backdrop with gold lettering that reads " AFI Life Achievement Award." There are purple, white and pink roses adorning the edges of the backdrop.

Nicole Kidman Honored at AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute

Special to Premiere on TNT on June 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT Gala Raises Over $2 Million for AFI’s Non-Profit Education Programs The American Film Institute presented the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award to Nicole Kidman on April 27, 2024, at a Gala Tribute in Hollywood. The tribute special, THE 49TH AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:...

Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon Among Presenters at AFI’s Tribute to Nicole Kidman

Today, AFI announced that Meryl Streep, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts and Reese Witherspoon will be among the presenters at the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute in honor of Nicole Kidman, with Streep – recipient of the 32nd AFI Life Achievement Award – presenting the highest award for a career in film to Kidman. “Nicole...
Black and white photo of cinematographer Matthew Libatique, recipient of AFI’s 31st Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Matthew Libatique to Receive AFI’s 31st Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

AFI is pleased to announce that two-time Academy Award® nominee Matthew Libatique, ASC (AFI Class of 1992) will receive the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which will be presented at the upcoming AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Nicole Kidman on April 27, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Schaffner Alumni...

AFI Life Achievement Special Airing December 30 on TCM

Join us for a star-studded retrospective of the AFI Life Achievement Award celebrating the golden age of Hollywood to the present, featuring music, laughter and unforgettable movie memories from Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Hudson and more. On Saturday, December 30 at 8:00 p.m. EST, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) celebrates the...

AFI Announces New Date for the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman

Gala Tribute Set to Take Place on April 27, 2024 We're thrilled to announce that the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute celebrating Nicole Kidman will take place April 27, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event was originally scheduled for 2023. The air dates for the Emmy® Award-winning Tribute special...
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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...

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...
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....

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...
The Best Year of Our Lives Film Still - Dana Andrews and Virginia Mayo

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…
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