Ridley Scott to Be Honored by American Society of Cinematographers

The director of 'The Martian' and 'Blade Runner' will receive the ASC Board of Governors Award.
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Ridley Scott will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Board of Governors Award for advancing the art and craft of filmmaking during the 30th ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement on Feb. 14 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The British filmmaker's iconic work includes directing the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, which resides in the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Film Registry, and 1979 sci-fi thriller Alien, which catapulted Sigourney Weaver to stardom and launched a franchise. His latest film, The Martian, has made $589 million worldwide and has garnered a great deal of awards buzz.

Scott made his feature-film directorial debut in 1977 with The Duellists, for which he earned best first film honors at Cannes. He has received three Oscar nominations for directing for his work on Black Hawk Down (2001), Gladiator (2000) and Thelma & Louise (1991).

His TV work includes executive producing The Good Wife for CBS and Amazon Studios series The Man in the High Castle.

Scott and his late brother, Tony, formed the advertising production company RSA in 1967; his commercial work includes the iconic 1984 ad for Apple, which introduced the Mac computer. They duo also formed the film and TV production company Scott Free.

"Ridley Scott's work has always demonstrated a sensitivity to the image that is unique and venerable,” said ASC president Richard Crudo. “This is a well-deserved honor for one of our great visual stylists."