The American Film Institute will honor Sophia Loren with a special tribute during AFI Fest in November. “In a world where the daily obsession seems to be, ‘What’s next?’ Sophia Loren is a rare and welcome reminder that true talent is timeless,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO. “It is AFI’s honor to shine a proper light on all the gifts she’s given the world across the years.”
Loren won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her Italian-language role in Two Women in 1962, and was nominated again for Marriage Italian Style, perhaps her most celebrated on-screen collaboration with Marcello Mastroianni. The Academy presented her with an honorary Oscar for her legacy of film performances in 1991.