Ridley Scott has been named as the 30th recipient of the American Cinematheque Award, the organization announced today. The annual benefit gala will take place on October 14 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. Scott’s other awards and nominations include four Oscar nominations, three from the Golden Globes and the Best First Film award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1977.
“The American Cinematheque is extremely pleased to honor Ridley Scott as the 30th recipient of the American Cinematheque award at our celebration this year,” said Rick Nicita, the group’s chairman. “To state it simply, Ridley Scott is one of the greatest directors in the history of the motion picture. From his first feature,’The Duelists,’ to his most recent, ‘The Martian,’ the films of Ridley Scott have combined keenly observed humanity with dazzling state-of- the-art effects and design in a style that appeal in equal parts to the eye and to the mind.”
Recent honorees include Reese Witherspoon, Matthew McConaughey and Jerry Bruckheimer. Scott, whose next film is the “Prometheus” follow-up “Alien: Covenant,” was the selection committee’s unanimous choice for this year’s prize.