- Charlize Theron was awarded the prestigious American Cinematheque Award at a Beverly Hills gala on Friday
- The 44-year-old movie star was flanked by friends and colleagues at the event
- This is the second major award that Theron has bagged this month
Briefly.co.za reported that South African-born Charlize Theron was honoured with the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the Hollywood Film Awards a week ago.
However, she was just as emotional when presented with this award.
"I'm overwhelmed - I need a cocktail!" she said.
Fellow actors including Kristen Stewart, Seth Rogen and David Oyelowo gathered to celebrate her achievement.
"These people who are here tonight have been with me through a lot of stuff," Theron continued.
"She is the most fearless actor I've ever worked with," said Jason Reitman.
He directed Theron in two movies,Young Adult and Tully.
Next month Theron appears as former TV anchor Megyn Kelly in Bombshell,.
This movie details the downfall of Fox News co-founder, Roger Ailes, after a sexual harassment scandal.
The American Cinematheque Award has previously being presented to the likes of Al Pacino, Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg.
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