Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson will also be among the stars honoring the actor, who was a unanimous choice for the award. As previously announced, tributes will come from Jennifer Garner, Cole Hauser, Reese Witherspoon, Lili Fini Zanuck, Jessica Chastain, and host Jimmy Kimmel. NFL star Drew Brees will provide a pre-taped congratulatory message.
Event co-chairs include: Chastain, Toby Emmerich, Jim Gianopulos, Adam Goodman, Brad Grey, Woody Harrelson, Hathaway, Alan Horn, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Ryan Kavanaugh, Sue Kroll, Donna Langley, Blaine Lourd, Ron Meyer, Kevin Morris, Rick Nicita, 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.
The executive producers of the show are Paul Flattery and Barbara Smith. Irene Crinita is the producer and Kelly Brock co-producer. Corrinne Mann is the event producer.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Matthew McConaughey as the 28th recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said American Cinematheque chairman Nicita. “Matthew McConaughey is the epitome of what a Hollywood star should be — an adventurous, joyous and ever-growing talent combined with matinee-idol looks and an unshakeable sense of who he is and what he stands for.”
Since 1986, the annual award has honored an “extraordinary filmmaker in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture,” according to the Cinematheque’s board.
Nolan, McConaughey, and Hathaway’s “Interstellar” will be released next month. Proceeds from Tuesday’s fundraiser, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m., will benefit the programs of the American Cinematheque at the Aero and Egyptian Theatres.