Ridley Scott 2016
Reese Witherspoon 2015
Matthew McConaughey 2014
Jerry Bruckheimer 2013
Ben Stiller 2012
Robert Downey, Jr. 2011
Matt Damon 2010
Samuel L. Jackson 2008
Julia Roberts 2007
George Clooney 2006
Al Pacino 2005
Steve Martin 2004
Nicole Kidman 2003
Denzel Washington 2002
Nicolas Cage 2001
Bruce Willis 2000
Jodie Foster 1999
Arnold Schwarzenegger 1998
John Travolta 1997
Tom Cruise 1996
Mel Gibson 1995
Rob Reiner 1994
Michael Douglas 1993
Sean Connery 1992
Martin Scorsese 1991
Ron Howard 1990
Steven Spielberg 1989
Robin Williams 1988
Bette Midler 1987
Eddie Murphy 1986

Tickets start at $575. Call 323.314.7000 to purchase.

The American Cinematheque will tweet & instagram from the event using their @SidGrauman account and the hashtag #amcinaward2015

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The Presentation of the 29th Annual
American Cinematheque Award to

Reese Witherspoon

  photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

Reese Witherspoon
2015 Honoree


Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg
Recipient of the First Sid Grauman Award

Presented Friday, October 30, 2015
at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

Award Presentation
Black Tie Preferred

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Century City, CA 90067

Tickets start at $575. For more information call Mann Productions: 323.314.7000.

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to make a donation of any amount to the American Cinematheque, click here.

The American Cinematheque Award is presented annually to an extraordinary artist currently making a significant contribution to the art of the Moving Picture. This is our 28th Award Presentation. Funds raised support the American Cinematheque's public programs at the Aero & Egyptian Theatres

Show Participants:

Jennifer Aniston

T-Bone Burnett

Kenny Chesney
(musical performance)

Laura Dern

Jennifer Garner

Kate Hudson

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Bruna Papandrea

Alexander Payne

Sofia Vergara

Jean Marc Vallee

Reese Witherspoon

Award Presentation by:

Matthew McConaughey

Taped Messages will be integrated into the show from: 

Robert Downey Jr

Chris Pine

Benefit Co-Chairs:

Sean Bailey
Sandy Climan
Maha Dakhil
Toby Emmerich
Marc Evans
Elizabeth Gabler
Jim Gianopulos
Brad Grey
Alan Horn
Kevin Huvane
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Maureen Sherry & Steve Klinsky
Sue Kroll
Donna Langley
Claudia Lewis
Michael Lombardo
Matthew McConaughey
Irena & Mike Medavoy
Ron Meyer
Éric Nebot
Rick Nicita
James G. Robinson
Heather Whitney Rosenfield
James S. Rosenfield
Tom Rothman
Gretchen Rush
Ted Sarandos
Jeff Shell
Greg Silverman
Stacey Snider
Jim Toth
Kevin Tsujihara
Nancy Utley
Paula Wagner
Steve Warren
Rick Yorn


Platinum Sponsors

FIJI Water

Hill Valley

Gold Sponsors

Alex + Peyton Catering & Events
Creative Artists Agency
The Hollywood Reporter
Los Angeles Times
Mattel, Inc.
Morgan Creek Productions
Paramount Pictures
Twentieth Century Fox/Fox Searchlight Pictures
The Walt Disney Studios


Silver Sponsors

Awesomeness TV
DreamWorks Animation
Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
LBI Entertainment/
Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller, LLP
Maureen Sherry & Steve Klinsky
LourdMurray/HCVT LLP
Warner Bros. Entertainment/New Line Cinema
YouTube/Google Play

Silver Patrons

David Geffen Foundation
Heather & James Rosenfield/Jackie & John Bucksbaum
Kate Capshaw & Steven Spielberg


Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams Family Foundation
Black Label Media
Skip Brittenham/Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Wanda Cannon/Grace Ford Salvatori Foundation
Jonathan D. Kaufelt
Kempinsky Law Ltd.
Avi Lerner
Margerum Wine Company
Rick Nicita
Julie & Marc Platt
Susan M. Tolson
Paula Wagner
Paul & Chris Weitz
Tina Perry-Whitney & Ric Whitney
Hans Zimmer


Proceeds from this annual tribute fund the year-round community film programs of the American Cinematheque, the non-profit viewer-supported arts organization that preserves the historic 1922 Egyptian Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard and the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

The American Cinematheque’s public programming celebrates the art of the moving picture in all of its forms -- from the classics, to American independents, the latest international productions, documentaries, shorts, animation, and experimental projects. 

Series are highlighted by screenings of rare works, special prints and audience discussions with filmmakers. 

The Cinematheque is dedicated to preserving the movie-going experience -- presenting films on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen and heard.

For Media Only

How to Obtain Press Credentials

Press Release 1 - Reese Witherspoon 29th Annual American Cinematheque Award Recipient / July 23, 2015

Press Release 2- Jeffrey Katzenberg Named First Sid Grauman Award Recipient / August 20, 2015

Press Release 3 - Presenters Announced for 29th annual American Cinematheque Award Gala / October 21, 2015 [Chelsea Handler will not be present as was originally announced]

Media Documents are in a Dropbox.com folder. Click here to enter the box containing all of the documents listed below & directions for downloading clips starting at 6am on Sunday, November 1.

Tip Sheet

Media Alert

Face Sheet - Talent on Red Carpet

Biographies of Reese Witherspoon & Jeffrey Katzenberg

Final Press Release

Directions for downloading clips of the award show.

VIP Gift Bag Auction on CharityBuzz.com

Sydney Pollack Award* (given in select years)

The First Annual Sydney Pollack Award 2009

2nd Annual Sydney Pollack Award 2010

Sydney Pollack Award Presentation 2012

Sample Photos from 2008

Photos on this page may not be reproduced under any circumstances.

The American Cinematheque will tweet & instagram from the event using their @SidGrauman account and the hashtag #amcinaward2015

Keep up to date on Reese Witherspoon Award Show news on Facebook!