Variety (August 18, 2014)
The Zurich Film Festival is to honor Diane Keaton with its Golden Icon Award. The award, which is in recognition of lifetime achievements, will be presented to the thesp on Oct. 1.
In a statement, the festival’s directors, Nadja Schildknecht and Karl Spoerri, said: “Her longevity is a testament to her ability to consistently reinvent and challenge herself, explore new creative avenues, and her overall prowess as one of the greatest actresses of our generation.”
Keaton won the best actress Academy Award for “Annie Hall,” and was Oscar nominated for “Reds,” “Marvin’s Room” and “Something’s Gotta Give.”
Keaton will present her latest film, “And So It Goes,” in Zurich. The romantic comedy, directed by Rob Reiner and co-starring Michael Douglas, plays in the Gala Premieres section.
The festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, runs Sept. 25-Oct. 5.
by Leo Barraclough