Helen Mirren to Receive American Cinematheque Award
The 37th American Cinematheque Award will go to Helen Mirren, while the 2023 Power of Cinema Award will go to Kevin Goetz and Screen Engine.
On Saturday, November 4, the event will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Over the course of five decades, Helen Mirren has performed both on stage and in front of the camera, earning her an Academy Award for her depiction of Queen Elizabeth II in “The Queen” as well as a Tony Award and an Olivier Award for the part in “The Audience.” The well-known actress, who has around 150 movie credits, will play the lead roles in the upcoming films “Barbie” and “Golda,” and she will also reprise her part in the “Yellowstone” prequel spinoff “1923.”
American Cinematheque Board chair Rick Nicita paid his respect to the actor
American Cinematheque Board chair Rick Nicita said in his initial announcement, “Helen Mirren has won the Oscar, Tony, and Emmy triple crown of acting and is an unparalleled icon among actors. She has portrayed characters from queens to seductresses with a singular skill that has never lost its freshness or appeal.”
He continued, “She brings a savvy intelligence and emotional strength to all her roles because, as movie stars do, the camera shows us the essence of who they are. Movie audiences eagerly embrace her talents in a career that glows brighter with every captivating performance. The American Cinematheque is proud and honored to present Helen Mirren with the 37th American Cinematheque Award.”
In addition, Mirren has received the prestigious BAFTA Fellowship, the SAG Life Achievement Award, the Chaplin Award from the Film Society at Lincoln Centre, and the title of Dame of the British Empire.
Mirren has had a diverse career for five decades. Her most recent appearances on television were in 1923 alongside Harrison Ford and in the blockbuster Shazam! The Gods’ Fury. The next film starring the L’Oréal spokesperson is Barbie and Golda. She now joins a long list of celebrities who have received awards, including Ryan Reynolds, Bette Midler, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Charlize Theron, Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Steve Martin, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Amy Adams, and Eddie Murphy.