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Shirley MacLaine to Receive AFI Life Achievement Award

24, 2012 12:00pm

Shirley MacLaineAt this year’s AFI Gala Tribute, Shirley MacLaine will be honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award. Meryl Streep will be on hand to present the honor just eight years after she herself received it.

“The world loves Shirley MacLaine,” said Bob Gazzale, the president and CEO of AFI. “AFI’s challenge will be how to fit it all into one evening because hers is a life that spans from movies to television to Broadway, books and beyond. Perhaps more than any other recipient, with Shirley I would underline the word ‘life’ in Life Achievement Award. Hers is a story more than just movies. It’s an epic journey, and she has invited all of us to come along for the ride.”

The AFI Gala Tribute takes place on June 7 at Sony Pictures Studios.

Bridesmaids, Dragon Tattoo, The Help on AFI’s Year’s Best List. Brad Pitt Scores a Double.

12, 2011 5:30am

The American Film Institute named its year’s best yesterday, selecting the following films and television programs as worthy selections for the AFI AWARDS 2011. Here is the complete list of winners, which includes a double for Brad Pitt (“Moneyball” and “Tree of Life”):

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR
BRIDESMAIDS (Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Hamm)
THE DESCENDANTS (George Clooney, Shailene Woodley)
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara)
THE HELP (Octavia Spencer, Alfre Woodard)
HUGO (Asa Butterfield, Chloe Moretz, Sir Ben Kingsley)
J. EDGAR (Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer)
MIDNIGHT IN PARIS (Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams)
MONEYBALL (Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Paul Giamatti)
THE TREE OF LIFE (Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain)
WAR HORSE (Jeremy Irving, Benedict Cumberpatch)

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR
BREAKING BAD
BOARDWALK EMPIRE
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
GAME OF THRONES
THE GOOD WIFE
HOMELAND
JUSTIFIED
LOUIE
MODERN FAMILY
PARKS AND RECREATION

AFI SPECIAL AWARDS
THE ARTIST
THE HARRY POTTER SERIES

“Honorees are selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.”

The Awards will be presented on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Los Angeles.