Though she still has yet to receive the Oscar, although she’s been nominated five times, Amy Adams will receive the American Cinematheque Award at this year’s ceremony on November 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The non-profit organization was created in 1981 and annually honors “an extraordinary artist in the entertainment industry who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion pictures.”
Adams was the unanimous choice of the board and will join previous recipients such as Robin Williams (1988), Jodie Foster (1999), Denzel Washington (2002), Reese Witherspoon (2015), and more.
In a statement about the decision, Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque Chairman said: “Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired, and respected actresses in movies today. Her credits range from critical favorites like American Hustle and Arrival to blockbusters like Enchanted and Man of Steel, combining strong reviews and commercial success. Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities.”
Next up: the Academy Award. Hopefully.
Anya Crittenton | Associate Editor