Ridley Scott to be feted by American Society of Cinematographers

Los Angeles, Dec 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ridley Scott’s efforts to advance the craft of filmmaking will be recognised by the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) with the presentation of its Board of Governors Award.

The organisation made the announcement on Wednesday, reports variety.com.

The Board of Governors Award will be presented to the filmmaker at the ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement event on February 14 next year.

Approaching nearly four decades as a feature film director, Scott’s directorial achievements in films including “Black Hawk Down”, “Gladiator” and “Thelma & Louise” have been feted with both Oscar and Directors Guild of America (DGA) award nominations.

His 2015 film “The Martian” has earned the filmmaker a Golden Globe nomination for Best Director.

Scott’s other directorial film works include “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “The Counselor” and “Prometheus”, while as a television producer, he executive produces CBS’ Emmy, Golden Globe and Peabody-winning series “The Good Wife” which is currently in its seventh season. He is also an executive producer for Amazon Studios’ “The Man in the High Castle”.

“This is a well deserved honour for one of our great visual stylists, and I’m so very pleased that the ASC has chosen to honour him this year,” ASC President Richard Crudo said.

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