BEVERLY HILLS—Ridley Scott will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Director’s Guild of America for his accomplishments as a director.
Scott will receive the award at the 69th Annual DGA Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Februray 4. The award is the highest honor that the guild has to offer. Scott will join Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg as directors who have also won the award. The award is selected by present and past presidents of the guild.
Scott is famous for directing films such as “Alien,” “Blade Runner,” “Gladiator,” and “The Martian.” He has also been nominated for three Academy Awards for Best Director.
Paris Barclay, President of the Director’s Guild of America indicated that Scott has made memorable films for audiences around the world that captured the resilience of the human spirit throughout groundbreaking directing methods.
“Stunning visuals, immersive worlds, and powerful performances underpin his diverse body of work,” Barclay said. “Over the course of four decades, his trailblazing career has demonstrated the impact and importance of the director’s singular vision. For these reasons, and so many more, we are honored to present the Lifetime Achievement Award in feature film to Ridley Scott.”
In 2015, Scott was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Royal College of Art in London and was also recently honored at the 30th Annual American Cinematheque Awards. He is currently working in post-production on “Alien: Covenant,” the sequel to the 2012 film “Prometheus.”