J.J. Abrams — the Steven Spielberg of his generation — is to be honored with the American Cinema Editors‘ Golden Eddie Award. And this after a year, 2016, in which Abrams had no new movies which he directed.
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The ACE board of directors issued a statement saying, “Through his production company, Bad Robot, J.J. has engaged and delighted audiences around the world with his innovative brand of storytelling. J.J. Abrams is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been making his mark in cinema and television for over 20 years. Through his production company, Bad Robot, J.J. has engaged and delighted audiences around the world with his innovative brand of storytelling.
“Whether he’s reinventing a beloved franchise or creating something entirely new and groundbreaking — be it Star Trek, Star Wars, Westworld, Lost, Alias and many others — his name is synonymous with nothing less than spectacular entertainment. He is one of the most exciting voices working in our industry, and we’re thrilled to celebrate his body of work thus far.”
Previous filmmakers to be honored with this award include Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, James Cameron, Nancy Meyers, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan and Martin Scorsese.
J.J. Abrams will be honored on January 27 at the 67th annual Eddie Awards.