LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Scream Queen” Jamie Lee Curtis (AP, pic below) will be this year’s recipient of AARP The Magazine’s Movies for Grownups Awards career achievement honour.
Curtis will receive the honour at the AARP’s annual Best Movies and TV for Grownups ceremony, the group announced on Thursday.
Alan Cumming returns to host the ceremony.
“Jamie Lee Curtis’ longstanding, ever-increasing career shatters Hollywood’s outmoded stereotypes about ageing, and it exemplifies what AARP’s Movies for Grownups programme is all about,” AARP Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Jenkins said in a statement.
Since stepping into the role of Laurie Strode in Halloween in 1978, the 64-year-old horror queen starred in her last installment of the slasher series Halloween Ends, and the blockbuster indie film, Everything Everywhere All at Once this year.
“We are delighted to honour Curtis, who at 19 became an iconic ‘scream queen’ in Halloween, then grew up to be a master in comic and dramatic roles, too,” Jenkins said.
Curtis, whose other credits include, True Lies, A Fish Called Wanda, Freaky Friday, Knives Out and the television series Scream Queens, is an Emmy nominee and a British Academy Film Award winner.
Her films have, over her four-decade-long career, earned USD2.5 billion at the box office, the statement said. The AARP’s Movies for Grownups programme champions movies that resonate with viewers 50 and over, and fights ageism in the entertainment industry.
Previous honorees include Lily Tomlin, George Clooney, Annette Bening, Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas.