Says exec director Roger Durling:
“Amy Adams is one of the gutsiest and most gifted actors working today. She embodies what the Cinema Vanguard Award is all about, and after her performance in 'The Master' - the time has come to recognize her talent and versatility.”
Watch a clip from "The Master" below.
Past recipients of this award include "The Artist"'s Jean Dujardin and Berenice Bejo, as well as Nicole Kidman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ryan Gosling.
Adams has been nominated three times for the Best Supporting Oscar, for "Junebug," "Doubt" and "The Fighter."
Up next, the actress is set for an untitled film with David O. Russell and Christian Bale, and a biopic on Janis Joplin. She also recently wrapped production on an untitled project with Spike Jonze and Joaquin Phoenix, and has "Man of Steel" coming to theaters on June 14.