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TCM Classic Film Festival Cicely Tyson’s Hand & Footprint Ceremony

Cicely Tysons hands in cement (Photo THT)

By: Judy Shields

Photos & Videos: The Hollywood Times

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) honored industry icon Cicely Tyson with a hand and footprint ceremony at the world-famous TCL Chinese Theater IMAX® in Hollywood during the ninth annual TCM Classic Film Festival this past Friday, April 27. Tyson, an Emmy® and Tony Award® winner and an Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee, has worked in the entertainment industry for more than sixty years and has long been known for both her activism efforts and for the dynamic characters she has brought to life in film, television and theater.

Ms. Tyson looked amazing in her white and silver pantsuit and stylish looking hairdo and color.  What wonderful weather it was for this legendary star to have her hand and footprint ceremony.

TCM Host Ben Mankiewicz started the ceremony with an introduction of Cicely Tyson:


Tyler Perry was on hand to talk about Ms. Cicely Tyson, check on these YouTube videos:

Cicely Tyson’s hands in cement

What a great honor to have had the opportunity to cover this amazing hand and footprint ceremony last Friday morning.  When Cicely Tyson made her way out to the podium, there just happened to be a helicopter flying overhead, and she raised her hands and made a comment about the sound.  See below:

Here are some great pictures of Ms. Cicely Tyson stepping onto the cement one foot at a time.  See photos below:

Cicely Tyson stepping into cement


Cicely Tyson standing in cement and Tyler Perry
Cicely Tyson standing in cement

















Here is the finishing product that Ms. Cicely Tyson was so proud of.

Cicely Tyson signature, hand and footprint in cement

I would like to say, that you all need to attend next’s year’s 10th anniversary TCM Classic Film Festival, because there are always great stars that show up and we can’t wait to see who will be honored by getting their hands and feet in cement.  Check out their website to stay updated for next year.


At 2:00 p.m. on Friday at the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX, there was a screening of Ms. Tyson’s 1972 movie Sounder and she was onstage with Ben Mankiewicz and what President Obana said about her:



About The Festival

Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM Classic Film Festival is a place where movie lovers from around the world can gather to experience classic movies as they were meant to be experienced: on the big screen, in some of the world’s most iconic venues, with the people who made them. Moreover, the TCM Classic Film Festival strives to be a place where a community of movie fans of all ages can share their love of classic movies with each other, make new friends and see films as they are seldom seen today.