Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Martin Scorsese to Present Mel Brooks With AFI Life Achievement Award

The 86-year-old is one of a select few who has won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony.

By: Sarah Bauder

Published: May 20th, 2013 in Culture » Society » News

Martin Scorsese to Present Mel Brooks With AFI Life Achievement Award
In honour of his esteemed career spanning over five decades, previous winner, Martin Scorsese, will present Mel Brooks with the American Film Institute’s 41st Life Achievement Award. The Academy Award-winning director received the prestigious honour in 1997, whilst Brooks is one of only a select few (including the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Marvin Hamlisch, and Barbra Streisand) to win an Emmy, a Tony, a Grammy, and an Oscar.

“For over 50 years, Mel Brooks has given the world its greatest gift – laughter. At the American Film Institute, we also want to shine a proper light on his contributions to the art form as writer, producer, director and actor – and who better to bestow this honor than one of the masters of American film, Martin Scorsese,” said Sir Howard Stringer, chair of the AFI Board of Trustees, in a statement.

The 86-year-old is best known for such biting satire as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, and The Producers. Notable Jews who were previous recipients of the AFI Life Achievement Award include Michael Douglas (2009), Barbra Streisand (2001), Steven Spielberg (1995), and Elizabeth Taylor (1993).

The private ceremony for the Life Achievement Award will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on June 6th. However, it will be broadcast on TNT on June 15th, at 9pm ET, and again July 24th at 8 pm ET on TCM.
Dafy Hagai Challenges Everything You Think You Know About Israeli Girls Trending Amy Winehouse Exhibition Lands in Tel Aviv Trending Director Ari Cohen Discusses His Latest Doc, ‘The Family Farm’ Trending
 

Lena Dunham and Celebrity BFF’s Raise Awareness For Planned Parenthood

October 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen

The ‘Girls’ creator has designed a shirt for the women’s rights organization

Read More

Seth Rogen Will Play Steve Wozniak in New Steve Jobs Bio Pic

October 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
Seth Rogen Will Play Steve Wozniak in New Steve Jobs Bio Pic

Rogen is in negotiations to star as the Apple co-founder alongside Christian Bale

Read More

A New Pee-Wee Herman Movie Has Been Confirmed

October 30, 2014 | By Ashley Baylen
A New Pee-Wee Herman Movie Has Been Confirmed

Paul Reubens told Jimmy Fallon that Judd Apatow will be producing the reboot

Read More

Breakthrough Jew – Joshua Meier

October 30, 2014 | By Sara Torvik
Breakthrough Jew - Joshua Meier

18-year-old Meier won the Best in Category Award in cellular and molecular biology at the 2014 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his work in harnessing the aging process to treat diseases.

Read More

Startup Club: Cat2See

October 30, 2014 | By Caitlin Marceau
Startup Club: Cat2See

The Israeli company has created an app that lets you play with your cats, monitor them, and even feed them when you’re not home

Read More

Why the Mastermind Behind Leon Klinghoffer’s Murder Went Free

October 30, 2014 | By Stephen M. Flatow, JNS.org

Amid the ongoing controversy over the Metropolitan Opera’s performance of "The Death of Klinghoffer," little has been said about the Palestinian leader who masterminded the attack in which Klinghoffer was murdered

Read More

This Israeli Prison Hosted a Fashion Show for its Inmates

October 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren

The Holy Land’s only female prison debuted what and what not to wear while incarcerated

Read More

Haaretz Publish Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu as Pilot Behind 9/11 Attacks

October 30, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Haaretz Publish Cartoon Depicting Netanyahu as Pilot Behind 9/11 Attacks

Twitter responds, naturally, with outrage

Read More

More Headlines