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Shirley MacLaine to Receive AFI Lifetime Achievement Award; Clips from Apartment, Steel Magnolias

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 10, 2011 at 4:19AM

AFI's 40th Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine at a gala tribute on June 7.
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AFI's 40th Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to Oscar-winner Shirley MacLaine at a gala tribute on June 7.

AFI president and CEO Bob Gazzale, the president and CEO of AFI, says:

“What is not to love about Shirley MacLaine? The challenge will be how to fit it all into one evening because hers is a life that has gone from movies to television to Broadway, books and beyond. She defines the term renaissance woman and what an honor for the AFI to shine a proper light to all she’s given the world. Then when you get into her films, it’s across genres, it’s across decades. This is a force of nature all to our benefit."

MacLaine has been nominated for six Oscars; she won for Terms of Endearment at the 1984 Academy Awards. She was also nominated for eight BAFTAs (she won for The Apartment and Ask Any Girl) and a slew of other awards. Clips below:

MacLaine joins past winners Tom Hanks, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Morgan Freeman, Kirk and Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Alfred Hitchcock, James Cagney, Jimmy Stewart as well as her younger brother, Warren Beatty.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.