9:54am PT by Carolyn Giardina
Ridley Scott To Receive Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award
Ridley Scott will receive the Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award during the 13th annual VES Awards on Feb. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
"Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms. His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled," VES board chair Jeff Okun said in a statement.
Scott directed sci-fi classics Blade Runner and Alien, and has received Academy Award nominations for best director for his work on Black Hawk Down, Thelma & Louise and best picture winner Gladiator.
His most recent credits include Prometheus, The Counselor and the upcoming Exodus: Gods and Kings. He is currently in production on The Martian, starring Matt Damon, set for 2015 release, and he executive produces the TV series The Good Wife.
Said Scott in a statement: "The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera. Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual at their core, and thus I have always been immensely reliant on the expertise of our visual effects teams."