Ridley Scott, whose The Martian is Oscar buzzy and a box office hit, will receive Life Achievement recognition at the 14th Annual VES Awards on Feb. 2, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” said Scott (Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien). “Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual at their core and thus I have always been immensely reliant on the expertise of our visual effects teams. To be honored by the Visual Effects Society with this Lifetime Achievement Award is indeed extremely gratifying.”
“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms, and a true master of his craft,” added Mike Chambers, VES board chair. “His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical fields is unparalleled. Ridley’s iconic films have entertained and inspired millions, and his oeuvre of groundbreaking work has been immensely influential.”
Previous winners of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award have included James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Ray Harryhausen, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, John Dykstra and Frank Marshall & Kathleen Kennedy.
As previously announced, master visual futurist and iconic artist Syd Mead is the forthcoming recipient of the VES Visionary Award.