TNT TO PREMIERE
AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON
AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Event to Air on TNT
June 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT
Encore Presentation Will Air on Sister Network TCM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 10, 2017, Los Angeles, CA — Following the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Diane Keaton on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, TNT will televise the celebration. The one-hour special AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON will premiere on TNT on Thursday, June 15, at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will then encore the special on Monday, July 31, during a night of programming dedicated to Keaton’s work. This marks the fifth year the Emmy®-winning AFI special has aired on Turner networks.
TCM’s July 31 tribute to Keaton will include encore presentations of AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON as well as her Oscar®-nominated performance in Warren Beatty’s REDS (1981) and her comic turn in Woody Allen’s MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY (1993).
The schedule is as follows:
|TNT Premiere – June 15|
|10:00 p.m.||AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON|
TCM Encore Presentation – July 31
|8:00 p.m.||AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON|
|1:00 a.m.||AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON|
|2:30 a.m.||MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY|
|4:30 a.m.||AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO DIANE KEATON|
Diane Keaton — multifaceted actor, director, producer, author, real estate developer and photographer — can boast more than 80 diverse credits across five decades. Her iconic roles span the cinematic spectrum, from long-suffering mob wife Kay Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s THE GODFATHER (1972) to the “la-de-dah” heroine of Woody Allen’s ANNIE HALL (1977) — a role which earned her an Academy Award® for Best Actress and turned her into a national fashion icon. Perhaps best known for her long comedic collaboration with Allen — including PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM (1972), SLEEPER (1973), LOVE AND DEATH (1975), MANHATTAN (1979) and more — she has proven herself equally adept at dramatic roles, with powerhouse performances in films such as LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR (1977), REDS (1981), THE LITTLE DRUMMER GIRL (1984) and MARVIN’S ROOM (1996). During the 1980s, Keaton turned to directing — from feature narratives and documentaries to music videos and television. A perennial box office favorite, she has maintained her popular profile with films including BABY BOOM (1987), FATHER OF THE BRIDE (1991) and FATHER OF THE BRIDE II (1995), THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (1996), SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE (2003), MORNING GLORY (2010), THE BIG WEDDING (2013), AND SO IT GOES (2014) and Pixar’s FINDING DORY (2016). She recently graced the small screen with her unique presence in the HBO miniseries THE YOUNG POPE, and will next appear in the film HAMPSTEAD (2017) opposite Brendan Gleeson.
About the AFI Life Achievement Award
The highest honor given for a career in film, the AFI Life Achievement Award was established by the AFI Board of Trustees in 1973. It is presented to a single honoree each year based on the following criteria as mandated through a resolution passed by the AFI Board of Trustees:
“The recipient should be one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time.”
In 2016, the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute brought together the entire entertainment industry to honor John Williams and his storied career as the composer behind many of the greatest films and television series of all time. AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg (1995) presented the award, while J.J. Abrams, Drew Barrymore, Will Ferrell, Kobe Bryant, Idina Menzel, Gustavo Dudamel, Bryce Dallas Howard, Peter Fonda, Deon Cole and many others, including past honorees Harrison Ford (2000), Tom Hanks (2002), and George Lucas (2005), paid tribute to Williams in an evening filled with laughter, memorable anecdotes and, most importantly, music.
TNT, a division of Turner, ranks among cable’s Top 5 networks with young adults and is home to one of cable’s most popular slate of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians and the upcoming Will, Claws, The Alienist, American Race and more. TNT also presents popular shows like Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a two-time Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world highlighting the entire spectrum of film history. TCM features the insights from Primetime host Ben Mankiewicz and Saturday daytime host Tiffany Vazquez, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests and serves as the ultimate movie lover destination. Currently in its 23rd year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed series like The Essentials, along with annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February and Summer Under the Stars in August. TCM also directly connects with movie fans through events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, the TCM Big Screen Classics series in partnership with Fathom Events, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City and Los Angeles. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
TCM is a division of Turner, a Time Warner company, Turner creates and programs branded news, entertainment, sports, animation and young adult multi-platform content for consumers around the world. Turner brands and businesses include CNN/U.S., HLN, CNN International and CNN.com, TBS, TNT, TCM, truTV, Cartoon Network, Boomerang, Adult Swim, Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, FilmStruck, Super Deluxe, iStreamPlanet and ELEAGUE.
About the American Film Institute
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI programs include the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and the AFI Archive, which preserve film heritage for future generations; the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film; AFI AWARDS, honoring the most outstanding movies and TV series of the year; AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, which have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers; year-round and special event exhibition through AFI FEST presented by Audi, AFI DOCS and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; and educating the next generation of storytellers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory. For more information about AFI, visit AFI.com or connect with AFI at twitter.com/AmericanFilm, facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute, instagram.com/AmericanFilmInstitute and youtube.com/AFI.