Other awards will be decided by the membership on Sunday, Dec. 4.
“We are very excited to be giving the award to someone who has had such an illustrious, versatile acting career, and who has contributed so much to our collective enjoyment of movies,” LAFCA president Claudia Puig said.
MacLaine last appeared in Andy Tennant’s comedy “Wild Oats” opposite Jessica Lange, currently in theaters. She won the best actress Oscar in 1984 for James L. Brooks’ “Terms of Endearment” and has been nominated for acting on four other occasions, for “Some Came Running” (1958), “The Apartment” (1960), “Irma la Douce” (1963), and “The Turning Point” (1977). MacLaine was also Oscar-nominated for the 1975 documentary feature “The Other Half of the Sky: A China Memoir.”
“I’m thrilled with the honor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the recognition and the encouragement,” said MacLaine, who will next be seen in the comedy “The Last Word,” opening in spring 2017.