Since 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been a sponsor and partner of the film society of Lincoln Center. Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to celebrate every year one of their most prestigious events: the Annual Chaplin Award Gala. This year marks the 43rd year of the awards which will be held at Lincoln Center on April 25th, 2016.
The evening will celebrate the remarkable talent of an actor who has portrayed some of the most memorable characters committed to film. The event will be attended by a host of notable guests and will include movie and interview clips culminating in the presentation of The Chaplin Award.This years recipient of the Chaplin Award is non other than film legend and Academy Award Winner, Morgan Freeman.
The Film Society’s Annual Gala began in 1972 and honored Charlie Chaplin, who returned to the U.S. from exile to accept the commendation.
Since then, the award has been renamed for Chaplin, and has honored 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, Michael Douglas, Sidney Poitier, Catherine Deneuve, Barbra Streisand, and last year, Robert Redford.
Since 2013, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been partnering with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, America’s pre-eminent New York based non-profit film organization.
As part of this association, the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre launched the Filmmaker in Residence initiative. Each year, an artist will have the opportunity to focus on developing or refining new works in New York City.
In addition, the partnership also extends to the New York Film Festival, a 17-day celebration showcasing the best and most significant films of the year from around the world.
I am ecstatic that Morgan Freeman is the recipient of this noble award. He exudes mastery of his art in such an effortless way and deserves to be recognized for it.