J.J. Abrams to Get American Cinema Editors' Golden Eddie Award

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JJ Abrams_publicity - P 2016

J.J. Abrams will receive American Cinema Editors' Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award, during the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards, Jan. 27 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Said the ACE board of directors in a statement: "J.J. Abrams is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been making his mark in cinema and television for over 20 years. Through his production company, Bad Robot, J.J. has engaged and delighted audiences around the world with his innovative brand of storytelling.

"Whether he's reinventing a beloved franchise or creating something entirely new and groundbreaking — be it Star Trek, Star Wars, Westworld, Lost, Alias and many others — his name is synonymous with nothing less than spectacular entertainment. He is one of the most exciting voices working in our industry, and we're thrilled to celebrate his body of work thus far."

The multihyphenate's most recent work has included producing 10 Cloverfield Lane and Star Trek Beyond, as well as directing and producing Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which he also co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan.

Nominees for the Eddie Awards will be announced on Jan. 3.