Bradley Cooper to receive 32nd American Cinematheque Award

Four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper will receive the 32nd annual American Cinematheque Award at the organization’s annual benefit gala Thursday, November 29 at the Beverly Hilton, it was announced Wednesday.

The award presentation will be held in the International Ballroom and will include in-person tributes from some of Cooper’s colleagues and friends. Other show participants will be announced as they are confirmed in the coming months.

“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Bradley Cooper as the 32nd recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” American Cinematheque Chairman Rick Nicita said in a statement.

“Bradley Cooper is the modern-day equivalent of movie stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age — a leading man with the shapeshifting talents of a character actor. He is one of the few actors to be nominated for Academy Awards three years in a row for ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘American Hustle,’ and ‘American Sniper,’ Nicita continued. “He showed his comedic chops in ‘The Hangover’ series, which is one of the highest grossing R-rated comedy franchises of all time and has been acclaimed for his voiceover roles in mega-hits like the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ movies.

"Moving effortlessly to behind the camera, he co-wrote and directed and stars in ‘A Star is Born.’ While he has already worked with the greatest directors, actors and actresses in the movie business and achieved the heights of commercial and critical success, his career is obviously moving to an even higher level of accomplishment. Bradley Cooper is an ideal honoree for the American Cinematheque’s 32nd annual award.”

Cooper was the unanimous choice of the Cinematheque Board of Directors selection committee. Since 1986, the organization has annually 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.

Amy Adams received the honor last year.