Well, la-di-da. Diane Keaton, who scored a Best Actress Oscar for Annie Hall and has had three nominations since, will receive the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award next year. The honor will be bestowed June 8 during a Gala Tribute in Los Angeles. TNT will air the ceremony.
Keaton has appeared in numerous iconic films during her 45-year career, including Best Picture winners The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, Reds and Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. She appeared in more than a half-dozen of Allen’s films ranging from Play It Again, and Love and Death to Manhattan and Radio Days. She earned Best Actress Oscar noms in four different decades: Annie Hall (1977); Warren Beatty’s Reds (1981); Marvin’s Room (1996), alongside Meryl Streep and Leonardo DiCaprio; and Something’s Gotta Give (2003). Other credits include Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Crimes of the Heart, the Father of the Bride films, The First Wives Club, Hanging Up, Town & Country and Finding Dory. She next appears in HBO’s miniseries The Young Pope.
“Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film,” said Howard Stringer, AFI Board of Trustees Chair. “Peerless in her mastery of both comedy and drama, she has won the world’s heart time and again by creating characters of both great strength and vulnerability. Her career as a director and producer is even further evidence of her passion for the art form and her seemingly boundless talents.”
Established in 1973, the AFI’s highest honor is presented to an individual “one whose talent has in a fundamental way advanced the film art; whose accomplishment has been acknowledged by scholars, critics, professional peers and the general public; and whose work has stood the test of time.”