Max von Sydow Wins Career Achievement Award From LA Film Critics

The critics organization will announce its 2017 winners on December 3 and present the award to Von Sydow on January 13

Max von Sydow has been named recipient of the 2017 Career Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the LAFCA announced on Monday.

“From iconic roles in ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Pelle the Conqueror’ to his most recent turns in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ Max von Sydow remains a massively vital actor whose extraordinary work inspires us all,” said LAFCA president Claudia Puig in a statement.

The 88-year-old actor stars in the upcoming Thomas Vinterberg drama “Kursk” with Colin Firth and Lea Seydoux.

Founded in 1975, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association is made up of nearly 60 film critics based in Southern California.

Over the past decade, LAFCA Lifetime Achievement Award honorees include actors Shirley MacLaine, Gena Rowlands and Doris Day, directors Richard Lester, Paul Mazursky, Sidney Lumet and Frederick Wiseman and editor Anne V. Coates. Previous winners include Orson Welles, Billy Wilder, Roger Corman, Robert Mitchum and Barbara Stanwyck.

The award will be presented at a dinner on Sunday, Jan. 13, at which the best films and performances of 2017 will also be honored. The LAFCA will vote on and announce those awards Dec. 3.