Presenters for the 38th Chaplin Award to Sidney Poitier

Posted by on 4.13.2011

THE FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER ANNOUNCES STAR-STUDDED PRESENTER LINE UP TO HONOR SIDNEY POITIER

AS RECIPIENT OF THE 38TH ANNUAL CHAPLIN AWARD

AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED MAY 2ND AT ALICE TULLY HALL

New York, NY (April 13, 2011) -The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the presenter line up for the upcoming 38thAnnual Chaplin Award, being presented to Academy Award-winner Sidney Poitier on the evening of Monday, May 2, 2011 at Alice Tully Hall. The event will be attended by a host of notable guests and celebrities honoring the film legend’s groundbreaking career and will feature film and television clips commemorating his prolific career as both an actor and as a director, culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award.

This year’s line up of presenters include – Ben Kingsley, Bill Cosby, Chris Tucker, Dan Aykroyd, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones, Lulu, Mary Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Norman Jewison, Quincy Jones, Quentin Tarantino and Ruby Dee.

The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin – who returned to the US from exile to accept the commendation. Other honorees include many of the film industry’s most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and most recently, Michael Douglas.

Tickets, benefiting the Film Society of Lincoln Center include admission to the Gala Tribute and post-celebration reception. For additional information, please go to www.filmlinc.com or call the Gala Hotline, 212.875.5685.


PAST FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER GALA TRIBUTE HONOREES

2010 Michael Douglas                    1996 Clint Eastwood                     1982 Billy Wilder
2009 Tom Hanks                             1995 Shirley MacLaine                 1981 Barbara Stanwyck
2008 Meryl Streep                           1994 Robert Altman                     1980 John Huston
2007 Diane Keaton                          1993 Jack Lemmon                     1979 Bob Hope
2006 Jessica Lange                         1992 Gregory Peck                      1978 George Cukor
2005 Dustin Hoffman                       1991 Audrey Hepburn                  1975 Joanne Woodward
2004 Michael Caine                        1990 James Stewart & Paul Newman 1974 Alfred Hitchcock
2003 Susan Sarandon                    1989 Bette Davis                          1973 Fred Astaire
2002 Francis Ford Coppola             1988 Yves Montand                     1972 Charles Chaplin
2001 Jane Fonda                            1987 Alec Guinness
2000 Al Pacino                               1986 Elizabeth Taylor
1999 Mike Nichols                          1985 Federico Fellini
1998 Martin Scorsese                    1984 Claudette Colbert
1997 Sean Connery                       1983 Laurence Olivier

 

About the Film Society of Lincoln Center
The Film Society of Lincoln Center was founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, to recognize and support new directors, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility and understanding of film. Advancing this mandate today, the Film Society hosts two distinguished festivals. The New York Film Festival annually premieres films from around the world and has introduced the likes of François Truffaut, R.W. Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Pedro Almodóvar, Martin Scorsese, and Wong Kar-Wai to the United States. New Directors/New Films, co-presented by the Museum of Modern Art, focuses on emerging film talents. Additionally, the Film Society presents a year-round calendar of programming at its Walter Reade Theater and offers insightful film writing to a worldwide audience through Film Comment magazine. The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from 42BELOW, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the National Endowment for the Arts, WNET New York Public Media and the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information, visit: www.FilmLinc.com

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