Saturday, October 15, 2011

AFI Honors Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine
Actress Shirley Maclaine has been named next June's recipient of the 40th American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award. Morgan Freeman was this year's AFI recipient.

MacLaine made her film debut in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 movie, The Trouble With Harry. She was an Oscar winner in 1984 as best actress for her performance as Debra Winger's mother in Terms of Endearment.

Besides winning the coveted Oscar, she has received seven Golden Globe Awards. In addition, she has earned six nominations each for an Academy and Emmy award.

Most recently, she appeared in the ensemble comedy Valentine’s Day as well as the Lifetime TV movie Coco Chanel, for which she was nominated for both a Globe and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award.

MacLaine’s brother Warren Beatty received the AFI Life Achievement Award in 2008. They become the second family in the history of the award to boast multiple honorees, following Kirk Douglas and his son Michael, who were honored in 1991 and 2009 respectively.

For more about Shirley MacLaine, click the title of this post. The awards ceremony will be streamed live on TV Land in June 2012 on a date yet to be announced. TV Land also broadcasts the TV show starring Betty White, Hot in Cleveland.

BOOK NOOK
Professor Román Gubern, PhD, cinema historian and critic has finally agreed to have one of his books translated into English, and it will be available this January: Luis Buñuel: The Red Years, 1929-1939 (Wisconsin Film Studies) [Paperback] Roman Gubern (Author) with Paul Hammond, $28.49. ENGLISH. Pre-order now. Lowest price guaranteed when shipped! Also below, order the original Spanish version:



The Spanish version of Professor Román Gubern's book about the legendary Spanish movie director, Luis Buñuel, Los años rojos  de Luis Buñuel (The Red Years of Luis Buñuel), is available on Amazon.



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