The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that Sir Ridley Scott will receive this year’s VES Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 14th Annual VES Awards, Feb. 2, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Scott’s filmmaking credit include such groundbreaking classics as Blade Runner, Alien, and Gladiator among many other iconic films. Scott received Academy Award nominations for Best Director for his work on Black Hawk Down, Gladiator and Thelma & Louise, as well as DGA Award nominations.
This very prolific Filmmaker’s additional film directing credits include Legend, Someone to Watch Over Me, American Gangster, The Duellists, Black Rain, Exodus: Gods and Kings, 1492: Conquest of Paradise; The Counselor, White Squall, G.I. Jane, Hannibal, Body of Lies, A Good Year, Kingdom of Heaven, Matchstick Men and Robin Hood. Scott’s current release, The Martian has ruled the box office for a number of weeks and is receiving widespread critical acclaim.