Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been selected by the board of directors of the American Cinema Editors (ACE) to be honored with the organization’s ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented at the 63rd Annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony, Feb. 16, in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
Spielberg is a successful and influential filmmaker and a principal partner of DreamWorks Studios. He is the top-grossing director of all time, having helmed such blockbusters as Jaws, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones franchise and Jurassic Park. He is a three-time Academy Award winner, having won his first two for best director and best picture for Schindler’s List, which received a total of seven Oscars that year. He won his third Oscar for best director for the WWII epic drama Saving Private Ryan. It was also one of the year’s most honored films, earning four additional Oscars. Spielberg earned Academy Award nominations for best director for Munich, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Throughout his career, he has also earned 11 DGA award nominations, making him the most honored member of the DGA. Last year he successfully took on the challenge of working in 3D animation with The Adventures of Tintin, which won the Golden Globe for best animated feature. Last year he also directed War Horse, which earned six Oscar nominations including best picture. Most recently, Spielberg directed two-time Academy Award winning actor Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln, based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals,” with a screenplay by Tony Kushner.