Diane Keaton will be the 45th person to receive the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.
“Diane Keaton is one of the most beloved leading ladies of American film,” Sir Howard Stringer, chair of AFI’s board of trustees, said in a statement.
“Peerless in her mastery of both comedy and drama, she has won the world’s heart time and again by creating characters of both great strength and vulnerability.”
Known forher roles in “The Godfather,” “Annie Hall,” “Father of the Bride” and “The First Wives Club,” Keaton will also be lauded for her below-the-line work as a director (“Hanging Up”), producer (“Elephant”) and artist.
The AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute telecast returns for a fifth year with Turner Broadcasting to air on TNT, followed by encore presentations on sister network Turner Classic Movies (TCM).