Shirley MacLaine has dozens of awards to her name, including an Oscar, but she says an honor at the Santa Fe Film Festival topped them all.

"Of all the awards I've gotten all over the world — and I have been in this business a long time — this means more to me because I'm being awarded this in a place that I seriously and deeply love," she told an audience of about 400 on Saturday night.

MacLaine's honor was bestowed by New Mexico Women in Film, which cited her career achievement and commitment to advancing the role of women in the industry.