American Cinematheque Award Recipients:
Ridley Scott 2016
Reese Witherspoon 2015
Matthew McConaughey 2014
Jerry Bruckheimer 2013
Ben Stiller 2012
Robert Downey, Jr. 2011
Matt Damon 2010
Samuel L. Jackson 2008
Julia Roberts 2007
George Clooney 2006
Al Pacino 2005
Steve Martin 2004
Nicole Kidman 2003
Denzel Washington 2002
Nicolas Cage 2001
Bruce Willis 2000
Jodie Foster 1999
Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998
John Travolta 1997
Tom Cruise 1996
Mel Gibson 1995
Rob Reiner 1994
Michael Douglas 1993
Sean Connery 1992
Martin Scorsese 1991
Ron Howard 1990
Steven Spielberg 1989
Robin Williams 1988
Bette Midler 1987
Eddie Murphy 1986

Tickets start at $575. Call 323.314.7000 to purchase.

The Presentation of the 28th Annual
American Cinematheque Award to

  photo: Marc Horn

Matthew McConaughey
2014 Honoree

Presented Tuesday, October 21, 2014
at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills

Award Presentation
Black Tie Preferred

The Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Tickets start at $575. For more information call Mann Productions: 323.314.7000.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a donation of any amount to the American Cinematheque, click here.

The American Cinematheque Award is presented annually to an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture. This is our 28th Award Presentation. Funds raised support the American Cinematheque's public programs at the Aero & Egyptian Theatres

Show Participants:

Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Kate Hudson, Jimmy Kimmel (host), Christopher Nolan, Reese Witherspoon, Lili Fini Zanuck.

Award Presentation by:

Christopher Nolan

Taped Messages will be integrated into the show from: 

Drew Brees, Sandra Bullock, Woody Harrelson, Richard Linklater

Benefit Co-Chairs:

Jessica Chastain
Toby Emmerich
Jim Gianopulos
Adam Goodman
Brad Grey
Woody Harrelson
Anne Hathaway
Alan Horn
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Ryan Kavanaugh
Sue Kroll
Donna Langley
Blaine Lourd
Ron Meyer
Kevin Morris
Rick Nicita
Christopher Nolan
Lynda Obst
Amy Pascal
Nic Pizzolatto
James G. Robinson
Ted Sarandos
Jeff Shell
Greg Silverman
Emma Thomas
Jim Toth
Kevin Tsujihara
Thomas Tull
Paula Wagner



Platinum Sponsors

Dolce & Gabbana Fragrances
Encore Event Technologies
The Lincoln Motor Company
Morgan Creek Productions
Paramount Pictures

Gold Sponsors

Comcast | NBCUniversal
Creative Artists Agency
The Hollywood Reporter
Legendary Pictures
Los Angeles Times
The Walt Disney Studios


Silver Sponsors

Twentieth Century Fox
Warner Bros. Entertainment


The Aero Theatre Building
Bill Block
The Glenlivet
Jonathan D. Kaufelt
Kempinsky Law Ltd.
Kleinberg Lange Cuddy & Carlo LLP
Darren J. Moll
Rick Nicita
Nu Image
Relativity Media, LLC
Susan M. Tolson
Paula Wagner
Tina Perry-Whitney & Ric Whitney


Proceeds from this annual tribute fund the year-round community film programs of the American Cinematheque, the non-profit viewer-supported arts organization that preserves the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard and the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

The American Cinematheque’s public programming celebrates the art of the moving picture in all of its forms -- 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. 

The Cinematheque is dedicated to preserving the movie-going experience -- presenting films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen and heard.

For Media Only

Press Release 1

Press Release 2

Press Release 3 (presenters)

Final Press Release

Tip Sheet

Media Alert

Face Sheet - Talent on Red Carpet

VIP Gift Bag Auction on

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The American Cinematheque will tweet & instagram from the event using their @SidGrauman account and the hashtag #amcinaward2014

The 2012 Sydney Pollack Award was presented to Chicago International Film Festival Founder and Artistic Director Michael Kutza. The next award will be given out in 2014. details

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