Catherine Deneuve Honored At The 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala (PHOTOS)

  on April 03 2012 2:27 AM

French actress Catherine Deneuve was honored at the 39th annual Chaplin Award Gala held in New York's Alice Tully Hall Monday.

Attended by a host of celebrities and notable guests, the event by the Film Society of Lincoln Center celebrated the iconic actress's groundbreaking career through the years.

The event featured clips from the actress's film and interviews during the presentation ceremony.

The Film Society's Annual Gala was launched in 1972 to honor famous actor Charlie Chaplin who returned to the US from exile to accept the commendation. It has honored many of the film industry's most notable talents, including Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Laurence Olivier, Federico Fellini, Elizabeth Taylor and most recently, Sidney Poitier.

In a five-decade-long career, Catherine Deneuve performed in movies by renowned international filmmakers like Arnaud Desplechin, Leos Carax and Philippe Garrel.

The 68-year-old actress gained recognition for her portrayal of aloof and mysterious beauties in films such as Repulsion (1965) and Belle de Jour (1967).

In 1993, Deneuve was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie Indochine. Apart from this, she received César Awards for that film and The Last Metro (1980).

For the current Chaplin Award Gala, Susan Sarandon acted as the Honorary Chair while the initial presenter lineup included Martin Scorsese, Chiara Mastroianni, François Ozon and James Gray.

Get a glimpse of the award ceremony in the images given below:

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

French actress Catherine Deneuve arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

British actress Kiera Chaplin arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Honoree French actress Catherine Deneuve arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Honoree French actress Catherine Deneuve (C) arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Kate Gibbs arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Actress Glenn Close arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

Catherine Deneuve Honored at the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala

Director Paul Feig arrives for the 39th Annual Chaplin Award Gala at Alice Tully Hall in New York April 2, 2012. Reuters

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