Update: After this story was originally published, the Austin Film Society announced the addition of four other Hollywood notables. Oscar nominee Timothee Chalamet will be in attendance to honor his Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer. Thandie Newton, Regina Hall, and Austin's own Richard Linklater will also take part in the ceremony.
The stars at night are big and bright — especially during the Texas Film Awards. On March 8, the Austin Film Society will honor director Paul Thomas Anderson and actor/uber-babe Armie Hammer in a glittery ceremony at the AFS Cinema.
Anderson will be on hand to receive the inaugural Jonathan Demme Award of the Texas Film Hall of Fame. The lifetime achievement award honors Anderson's impressive body of work including Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and this year's Oscar-nominated Phantom Thread. The director first developed a relationship with the Texas film community during the filming of his classic 2007 film, There Will Be Blood, which he shot in Marfa.
Meanwhile Hammer will be take home Variety's One to Acclaim award which "honors actors and filmmakers who have achieved excellence early in their careers." Hammer recently had a star-making turn as the lead alongside Timothee Chalamet in Call Me By Your Name, which is nominated for three Academy Awards. The actor will premiere his next film, Final Portrait, during this year's SXSW.
“These two honorees are incredible examples of the versatile talent within the Texas film community, and we’re thrilled to honor them," said Austin Film Society’s CEO Rebecca Campbell in a release. "[They] are two creative powerhouses."
Following a glamorous red carpet reception, the awards ceremony begins at 8 pm. Those interested in attending can email AFS's Meghan Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org for ticket information.