Today - on Theodor W. Adorno's birthday, September 11 - the German film director and author Alexander Kluge receives The Adorno Award 2009. The award ceremony takes place in Frankfurter Paulskirche, Frankfurt am Main.
The award is conferred every three years for "outstanding achievements in philosophy, theatre, music, and film". Former laureates includes Norbert Elias (1977), Jürgen Habermas (1980), Zygmunt Bauman (1998), Jacques Derrida (2001), and Albrecht Wellmer (2006).
Update: Alexander Kluge's acceptance speech for the Adorno Award 2009: Die Aktualität Adornos(From "Der Freitag", September 11, 2009)