Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces CHAPLIN AWARD Presenters

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces CHAPLIN AWARD Presenters

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the initial list of presenters set for the upcoming 41st Chaplin Award Gala honoring Academy Award nominee Rob Reiner, on the evening of April 28th at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Celebration of the beloved filmmaker's career will feature film and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award by Martin Scorsese.

The evening's proceedings will also include appearances by Billy Crystal, Michael Douglas, Michael McKean, and Robin Wright. In addition, the Film Society of Lincoln Center will screen some of the honoree's most celebrated films on Sunday, April 27 and Monday, April 28, leading up to the Gala itself. Those films will include classic Reiner-directed titles A Few Good Men, Misery, The Princess Bride, and Stand by Me. For ticketing and additional information, go to

The Chaplin Award Gala is the Film Society of Lincoln Center's most significant fundraiser of the year. Tickets to the Gala Tribute are now on sale. Tickets to the Rob Reiner film series, taking place on April 27 and 28, go on sale April 3 and feature special ticket prices: $10 General Public and $7 Students, Seniors (62+), and Film Society members. Plus, as a special bonus, Chaplin Award Gala ticket buyers will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to any film of their choice in the Rob Reiner film series. For Gala tickets and additional information, visit

The Film Society's Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin who returned to the US from exile to accept the commendation. Other honorees include many of the film industry's most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor, Bette Davis, James Stewart, Robert Altman, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, and, most recently, Barbra Streisand.


2013 Barbra Streisand

2012 Catherine Deneuve

2011 Sidney Poitier

2010 Michael Douglas

2009 Tom Hanks

2008 Meryl Streep

2007 Diane Keaton

2006 Jessica Lange

2005 Dustin Hoffman

2004 Michael Caine

2003 Susan Sarandon

2002 Francis Ford Coppola

2001 Jane Fonda

2000 Al Pacino

1999 Mike Nichols

1998 Martin Scorsese

1997 Sean Connery

1996 Clint Eastwood

1995 Shirley MacLaine

1994 Robert Altman

1993 Jack Lemmon

1992 Gregory Peck

1991 Audrey Hepburn

1990 James Stewart

1989 Bette Davis

1988 Yves Montand

1987 Alec Guinness

1986 Elizabeth Taylor

1985 Federico Fellini

1984 Claudette Colbert

1983 Laurence Olivier

1982 Billy Wilder

1981 Barbara Stanwyck

1980 John Huston

1979 Bob Hope

1978 George Cukor

1975 Joanne Woodward & Paul Newman

1974 Alfred Hitchcock

1973 Fred Astaire

1972 Charles Chaplin

Film Society of Lincoln Center

Founded in 1969 to celebrate American and international cinema, the Film Society of Lincoln Center works to recognize established and emerging filmmakers, support important new work, and to enhance the awareness, accessibility, and understanding of the moving image. The Film Society produces the renowned New York Film Festival, a curated selection of the year's most significant new film work, and presents or collaborates on other annual New York City festivals including Dance on Camera, Film Comment Selects, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, LatinBeat, New Directors/New Films, NewFest, New York African Film Festival, New York Asian Film Festival, New York Jewish Film Festival, Open Roads: New Italian Cinema and Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. In addition to publishing the award-winning Film Comment magazine, The Film Society recognizes an artist's unique achievement in film with the prestigious Chaplin Award. The Film Society's state-of-the-art Walter Reade Theater and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, located at Lincoln Center, provide a home for year-round programs and the New York City film community.

The Film Society receives generous, year-round support from Royal Bank of Canada, Jaeger-LeCoultre, American Airlines, The New York Times, Stella Artois, the Kobal Collection, Trump International Hotel and Tower, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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