Written by: FFT Webmaster | September 22nd, 2011
Iconic filmmaker Steven Spielberg will need to create some room on his already-sagging awards shelf for a yet another prize. The Producers Guild of America has announced that the veteran director/producer will receive the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Motion Pictures at the PGA Awards Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, January 21 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Spielberg is being honored for his role as a producer of some of the most prestigious feature film and television series in Hollywood history. Aside from this honorary award, Spielberg may also receive kudos from the organization for producing two big-budget films that he is also directing, the war epic WAR HORSE and the family fantasy TINTIN THE SECRET OF THE UNICORN. Spielberg won the Oscar as Best Director for the celebrated Holocaust drama SCHINDLER’S LIST and has also received the honorary Irving Thalberg Award.
“As one of the most prolific filmmakers of all time, Steven’s continued genius, imagination and fearlessness in the world of feature film entertainment is unmatched in this industry,” Producers Guild Awards co-chairs Paula Wagner and Michael Manheim stated in a press release announcing the award. “Steven has produced some of the most iconic films in the history of cinema and we have no doubt he will continue to bring thrilling adventures, emotionally moving storylines, thought provoking characters and cult classics to audiences across the globe.”
The prize was won last year by prolific producer Scott Rudin, and past recipients include such industry giants as Stanley Kramer, Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Jerry Bruckheimer, Roger Corman, Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall, and John Lasseter.