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.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend 'Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination', the 2018 Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 10: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk look on prior to the Men's Singles Final match between Andy Murray of Great Britain and Milos Raonic of Canada on day thirteen of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day eleven of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 08, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend day nine of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 06, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend 'Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Actor Bradley Cooper (L) and model Irina Shayk leave the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 09: Irina Shayk and Bradley Cooper attend the Arop Charity Gala At the Opera Garnier under the auspices of Madam Maryvonne Pinault on March 9, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attends the Red Obsession party in Paris to celebrate L'Oreal Paris's partnership with Paris Fashion Week. L'Oreal Paris spokesmodels accessorised with accents of red to celebrate the launch of the new Color Riche La Palette on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images For L'Oreal)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk attend the L'Oreal Red Obsession Party as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2016/2017 on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: Cyril Chapuy, Lewis Hamilton, Bradley Cooper Irina Shayk attend the Red Obsession party to celebrate L'Oreal Paris's partnership with Paris Fashion Week on March 8, 2016 in Paris, France. L'Oreal Paris spokesmodels accessorised with accents of red to celebrate the launch of the new Color Riche La Palette. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images For L'Oreal)
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