AFI Life Achievement Award – Page 2 – American Film Institute

Ellen DeGeneres, Morgan Freeman, Steve Martin, Meryl Streep and Reese Witherspoon to Toast Diane Keaton

On Thursday, June 8, the entertainment community will come together to toast one of their own, the inimitable Diane Keaton. AFI will present the legendary actress with the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award — the highest honor for a career in film — at a Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

Diane Keaton to Receive 45th AFI Life Achievement Award

Legendary actress Diane Keaton will be the recipient of the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film. The award will be presented to Keaton at a Gala Tribute on June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA. “Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film,”…

Watch: Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kobe Bryant & More Salute John Williams

Back in June, movie maestro John Williams took to the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood to accept the AFI Life Achievement Award before an audience of his closest friends and collaborators — including award presenter Steven Spielberg, who has collaborated with the composer on more than 25 projects. The night’s starry guests and speakers also included actors Drew…

LISTEN: Our John Williams Playlist on Spotify

As AFI gets ready to salute John Williams for the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute on June 9, look back at the storied sounds from the great film composer. From classic tracks from the STAR WARS and INDIANA JONES films, to highlights from Williams’ E.T. The EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, SCHINDLER’S LIST and SUPERMAN scores and themes…

Tune in for the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to John Williams

This year, Steven Spielberg will present the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award to his longtime collaborator, composer John Williams. This is the first time in the history of the American Film Institute that the award will go to a composer. Williams’ career will be celebrated at a private Gala Tribute on June 9, 2016, at the…

Watch: Highlights from Alfred Hitchcock’s AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute

Alfred Hitchcock was honored with the seventh AFI Life Achievement Award on March 7, 1979. At the time, AFI wrote “as a writer, director and producer, (Hitchcock) has served film both memorably and uniquely” and that “in his favorite genre, the suspense film, he has come to be regarded as a master almost without peer.”…

Composer John Williams to Receive the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award

For the first time in AFI history, America’s highest honor for a career in film will be bestowed upon a composer. John Williams will receive the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award in 2016. “John Williams has written the soundtrack to our lives,” said Sir Howard Stringer, Chair, AFI Board of Trustees. “Note by note, through…

Watch Steve Martin at Past AFI Life Achievement Award Tributes

Steve Martin has made many memorable appearances at previous AFI Life Achievement Award Tributes — including those for Tom Hanks and Gene Kelly. Since Martin will receive his own much-deserved award later this week, where he’ll be honored by friends, colleagues and peers, we thought now would be a good a time as any to take…
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