Ridley Scott to Receive Visual Effects Society's Lifetime Achievement Award

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'The Martian' director will be honored in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Visual Effects Society will honor director Ridley Scott with a lifetime achievement award at the 14th annual VES Awards.

The veteran sci-fi director is known for classics such as Alien and Blade Runner. He has garnered Oscar nominations for his work on Thelma & Louise, Black Hawk Down and Gladiator.

Scott's latest directorial effort, The Martian, has earned $383 million at the worldwide box office since its Oct. 2 debut.

Scott was actually announced as last year's VES lifetime achievement awards recipient but had to cancel.

“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” said Scott. “To be honored by the Visual Effects Society with this Lifetime Achievement Award is indeed extremely gratifying.”

Past winners of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award include Steven Spielberg and Star Wars VFX pioneer John Dykstra.

The 2015 VES Awards will take place on Feb. 2, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.