It’s been announced that Halloween star Jamie Lee Curtis will be the recipient of the International Cinematographers Guild’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The award ceremony will take place Friday, February 22.
“We are thrilled to honor Jamie Lee Curtis, who has created a celebrated body of film and television work that spans many genres. Who wasn’t frightened by her Laurie Strode character in Halloween – and just as terrified in her reprise portrayal 40 years later? Her artistic talents have generated a legacy of characters that are embedded in our minds forever. We are honored to spotlight her varied and award-winning career,” said ICG National President Steven Poster, ASC.
The press release lauds Curtis, saying, “Curtis has demonstrated her versatility as a film actress having performed in over 55 films. She has garnered numerous awards and acclaim for her work in blockbusters such as True Lies, winning a Golden Globe Award; Trading Places, earning a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress; A Fish Called Wanda, receiving Best Actress nominations from BAFTA and the Golden Globes; and Disney’s Freaky Friday, winning a Golden Globe nomination. It was her starring role in Halloween that brought her to the attention of audiences worldwide. In 2018, Curtis revived that signature character in Jason Blum’s record-breaking version of Halloween, directed by David Gordon Green. Its opening weekend was the biggest debut ever, for any movie in any genre, to feature a female lead character over 55 years of age.”
Curtis has been nominated for, and won, multiple awards over the years. She is also the author of 13 children’s books. She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998.