"The American Cinematheque is pleased to honor Charlize Theron as the 33rd recipient of the American Cinematheque Award. Theron is making a significant contribution to the art of motion pictures while breaking through outmoded limitations on what an actress and producer can do," American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said.
Nicita said Theron won the Academy Award for transforming herself into a serial killer in 'Monster' and earned another Oscar nomination for 'North Country'. She showed her fierce physicality in acclaimed action films, like 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Atomic Blonde'.
"She gave us portraits of troubled women in Golden Globe-nominated performances in 'Young Adult' and 'Tully'. She made an immediate and strong impression from the beginning in acclaimed as