Witherspoon was unanimously chosen by the Cinematheque board for her work as an actress, and as a producer under her Pacific Standard production banner, which she founded with Bruna Papandrea in 2012. This year, she was Oscar-nominated for her performance as Cheryl Strayed in the redemption drama “Wild.” Witherspoon, who recently launched her own retail brand, took the 2006 Best Actress Academy Award for her steely portrayal of June Carter Cash.
Last year’s American Cinematheque award went to Witherspoon’s “Mud” costar Matthew McConaughey. Recent honorees include Julia Roberts (2007), Samuel L. Jackson (2008), Matt Damon (2010), Robert
Downey Jr. (2011), Ben Stiller (2013) and Jerry Bruckheimer (2013).
The awards presentation will include in-person tributes from Witherspoon’s colleagues and friends. Other show participants will be announced soon.
Tickets for the event, which is well-attended by Hollywood notables, start at $575 a pop.