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Keaton to get George Eastman Award 

The George Eastman Museum today announced that actor Michael Keaton is this year's recipient of the George Eastman Award.

Keaton's varied body of work extends across television and over 40 films, from "Night Shift," to unforgettable performances as the title characters in "Beetlejuice" and "Batman Returns" for director Tim Burton, as well as vocal turns in animated features such as Pixar's "Toy Story 3".

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The actor received an Academy Award nomination in 2015 for his performance in "Birdman," a role which also earned him a Golden Globe and an Indie Spirit Award, among other honors. This August, Keaton can be seen in theaters nationwide as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc in "The Founder," from "The Blind Side" director John Lee Hancock.

Keaton will attend the George Eastman Award ceremony, which is at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at the Dryden Theatre. The event will feature a video compilation of Keaton's work and a conversation with the actor, followed by a gala reception in the museum.

The event is open to the public, and tickets start at $100. They go on sale at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 5. Museum members will be able to buy tickets in advance, beginning on April 27.

A $250 patron ticket includes prime reserved seating for the ceremony, admittance to the gala, and a program signed by Michael Keaton; a $125 supporter ticket includes preferred reserved seating for the ceremony, and entry to the gala; and a $100 friend ticket includes reserved seating for the ceremony, and admittance to the gala. All ticket levels include valet parking.

For more information or to buy tickets, go to or call (585) 271-3361 ext. 261 to become a museum member.

The Dryden will highlight Keaton's work throughout the summer months with a series of six film screenings, beginning with "Beetlejuice" at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. For a complete schedule of the films:


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