The Annual American Cinematheque Award Show

On November 8, 2019, the American Cinematheque Board of Directors and the Benefit Co-Chairs presented the 33rd annual American Cinematheque Award to Charlize Theron, 2019 Honoree.
Adam Aron received the 5th annual Sid Grauman Award on behalf of AMC Theatres, presented by Hill Valley.


Since 1986, the American Cinematheque Award is presented annually to an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture.
Funds raised support the American Cinematheque’s public programs at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres. The American Cinematheque’s public programming celebrates the art of the moving picture in all of its forms and is presented in all projection formats—from the classics to American independents, the latest international productions, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental projects. Series are highlighted by screenings of rare works, special prints and audience discussions with filmmakers. 
To see a full list of honorees click here.


PLATINUM SPONSORS: AMC Theatres, Dolby Laboratories, Encore Event Technologies, GRoW @ Annenberg, Hill Valley, Hollywood Foreign Press Association, The Walt Disney Studios
GOLD SPONSORS: Comcast NBCUniversal, The Hollywood Reporter, Morgan Creek Productions, Paramount Pictures, Variety, VIP Cinema Seating
SILVER SPONSORS: Christian Dior Parfums, Creative Artists Agency, Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman LLC, Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg, Lionsgate, MGM, Netflix, Warner Bros. Entertainment, WME
SILVER PATRONS: Château Malartic-Lagravière, Google, Piper-Heidsieck
PATRONS: BRON Studios, Grace Ford Salvatori Foundation & Wanda Cannon, Gale Anne Hurd, IMAX, Kempinsky Law Ltd., LTI, Michael Mann / Forward Pass, NATO/CinemaCon, Rick Nicita, Prosser Wilbert Construction, PwC, James Rosenfield & John Bucksbaum, Paula Wagner


Howard Altman
Gail Berman
Esther Chang
Doug Darrow
Joe Drake
Ariel Emanuel
Toby Emmerich
Jon Feltheimer
Jim Gianopulos
Aaron L. Gilbert
Jonathan Glickman
Wyck Godfrey
Alan Horn

Patty Jenkins
Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg
Nicole Kidman
Sue Kroll
Donna Langley & Ramin Shamshiri
Seth MacFarlane
Michael Mann
Ron Meyer
Éric Nebot
Rick Nicita
David Oyelowo
Ari Greenburg
Annenberg Weingarten

Philip Raskind
Jason Reitman
Blair Rich
Jay Roach
Margot Robbie
Seth Rogen
Ted Sarandos
Elyse Scherz
Courtenay Valenti
Paula Wagner
Steve Warren
Regina & Gregory


Mark Badagliacca (President)
Peter Bart
Bill Block
Sanford R. Climan
Peter J. Dekom
Michael De Luca
Jon Favreau
Brian Grazer
Charles Heaphy

Louis E. Kempinsky
Mary Anne Keshen
Kenneth Kleinberg
Sue Kroll
Michael Mann
Mike Medavoy
Darren J. Moll
Eric Nebot
Rick Nicita (Chairman)

Mark Ordesky
James G. Robinson
Stan Rosenfield
Ted Sarandos
Barbara Zicka Smith
Paul Shurgot
Bud Swartz
Paula Wagner


South African born and Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron is one of the most celebrated actresses of our time, captivating audiences with her ability to embody a range of characters. Over the years, Theron has appeared in numerous films including The Devil’s AdvocateThe Cider House Rules; the critically acclaimed Monster for which she earned an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Independent Spirit Award…

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