The annual Chaplin Award Gala will be honoring Helen Mirren on Monday, April 30.
Helen Mirren, who will be honored at the Chaplin Award Gala, has reached an icon status through her amazing film and television performances in the career spanning 50 years.
The gala is the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s largest annual fundraiser, and aids its mission to support the art and craft of cinema and enrich film culture via year-round programming; education initiatives; Film Comment magazine; Artist, Critic, and Industry academies; and much more.
Dancer/actor Baryshnikov and director Hackford worked with Mirren on the 1985 Cold War drama White Nights. Hackford and Mirren, who had first met on the set of that film, would later marry in 1997. Vin Diesel and Mirren appeared together in 2017’s The Fate of the Furious.
The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in 1972 when it honored Charlie Chaplin. The award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has been presented to 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, Sidney Poitier, Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, and, last year, Robert De Niro.
The annual gala will take place on Monday, April 30 in Alice Tully Hall.