AFI to Give Hanks Lifetime Award

Wednesday, June 5th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Two-time Oscar-winner Tom Hanks will receive the American Film Institute's 30th Life Achievement Award, which will be presented by fellow Oscar-winner Steven Spielberg.

Hanks, 45, will receive the award during ceremonies June 12. The tribute show is scheduled to air June 24 on USA Network.

Celebrities expected to attend the ceremonies at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood include Tim Allen, Jim Carrey, Ron Howard, Helen Hunt, Steve Martin, Meg Ryan and Gary Sinise.

Hanks has been nominated five times for an Academy Award and has won best actor twice for his work in 1993's ``Philadelphia'' and 1994's ``Forrest Gump.''