Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams honored with American Cinematheque Award

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Five-time Oscar nominee Amy Adams will be presented with the 31st American Cinematheque Award at a star-studded ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.

The organization will honor the 43-year-old actress for her commitment to “making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture.”

“Amy Adams is one of the most beloved, admired and respected actresses in movies today,” said Rick Nicita, American Cinematheque chairman. “… Her appeal crosses all demographic groups and she continues to broaden her audience with performances that illuminate her movie-star qualities.

She has been honored with many nominations and awards from critics, fans and industry organizations all over the world. In the words of one of her directors, she is smart, tough, funny, warm, ambitious and, of course, beautiful.”

Nicita noted Adams’ universal appeal to movie goers, with credits ranging from awards-season favorites such as “Arrival” and “American Hustle” to box-office blockbusters such as “Enchanted” and “Man of Steel.”

Adams was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for “American Hustle.” She received supporting-actress nominations for “Doubt,” “The Fighter,” “The Master” and “Junebug.” She won Golden Globe awards for her work in “American Hustle” and “Big Eyes.”

Previous winners of the American Cinematheque Award include Ridley Scott, Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon, Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson, Michael Douglas, Steven Spielberg, Eddie Murphy, Sean Connery, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Al Pacino.

Adams will be presented with the award by Meryl Streep. Among those expected to attend the event are Tom Hanks, Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Messina, Kristen Steward, Denis Villenueve and Natalie Portman.

—City News Service

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