The music icon is the first woman to receive a special citation honor.
“It is a transcendent film,” one critic writes.
The long-awaited concert documentary will be released in April.
After technical difficulties and copyright issues, the 1972 film is finally making its debut.
Stage and TV director Liesl Tommy will helm “Respect” for MGM.
Reps for the late singer said the fed’s $8 million bill was too high.
CBS will televise the event sometime in 2019.
“Amazing Grace” will debut on Monday, Nov. 12.
Nat Geo series previously focused on Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso.
Gladys Knight brought audience members to their feet with “Amazing Grace.”