Williams Receives AFI’s Life Achievement Award

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On June 9, Steven Spielberg presented the 44th AFI Life Achievement Award to his longtime collaborator, composer John Williams. This was the first time in the history of the American Film Institute that the award went to a composer.

Williams’ career was celebrated at a private Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. The televised special, AFI LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, will air on TNT on June 15 at 10:00 p.m. (ET/ PT)

Here’s a collection of articles, tweets, photos and videos of the June 9 event:

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Composer John Williams feted by Hollywood elite at AFI ceremony. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

 

ARTICLES & REPORTS

PHOTOS, VIDEOS & TWEETS

John Williams walks the red carpet on his big night! #AFILife #JohnWilliams

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Spielberg. Lucas. Abrams. #AFILife #JohnWilliams

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@kobebryant's a huge John Williams fan. ??? #AFILife #JohnWilliams #KobeBryant

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⭐️#JohnWilliams is the first ever composer to receive the #AFILife Achievement Award.⭐️

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