Helen Mirren will receive the American Cinematheque Award

Helen Mirren will receive the American Cinematheque Award

The American Cinematheque has set its sights on one recipient for its 37th award: Helen Mirren.

The actress (and dame) will be celebrated on November 4 during a ceremony that will also honor Kevin Goetz and Screen Engine with the Power of Cinema Award presented by Hill Valley. The American Cinematheque ceremony serves as an annual fundraiser for the nonprofit and helps support year-round programming at the Aero Theater in Santa Monica, the Los Feliz 3 Theater in Los Feliz and the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.

“Helen Mirren has won the Academy Award, Tony and triple Emmy crown for acting and is an unparalleled icon among actors,” praised American Cinematheque board chairman Rick Nicita. “She has portrayed characters from queens to seductresses with a singular skill that has never lost its freshness or charm about her. She brings an expert wit and emotional strength to all of her roles because, like movie stars do, the camera shows us the essence of who they are. Movie audiences eagerly embrace her talents in a career that shines brighter with each captivating performance.

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Mirren’s versatile career spans five decades. She recently she was seen on the small screen in 1923 opposite Harrison Ford and on the big screen in the blockbuster Shazam! Fury of the Gods. The L’Oréal ambassador is the next protagonist Barbie AND Golda. With the award, he joins a list of honorees that includes Eddie Murphy, Bette Midler, Robin Williams, Steven Spielberg, Michael Douglas, Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman, Steve Martin, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon , Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Charlize Theron, Spike Lee, Scarlett Johannsson and Ryan Reynolds and many more.

Goetz is the founder and CEO of Screen Engine, a leading company that conducts specialized research on film and TV. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy and the Producers Guild of America. He is currently working on his second book and is the host of a podcast, Don’t kill the messenger.

“Kevin Goetz and Screen Engine are simply indispensable to today’s film industry, conducting the majority of test screenings for major studios, independents and streamers,” added Nicita. “For decades, their compilation and interpretation of those test results has greatly influenced the content, marketing and distribution of most films made today. Their sophisticated analysis of their research, as well as their creative inspiration, help the filmmakers reach their largest audience.”