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Ridley Scott to get lifetime achievement award from DGA


Story by Jack Foley

BRITISH filmmaker Ridley Scott is to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Director’s Guild of America (DGA).

The veteran filmmaker, whose influential films include Alien, Gladiator and Blade Runner, will receive the accolade – the highest honour the DGA can bestow – at the 69th Annual DGA Awards.

Past winners of the award have included Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese.

Last year’s honouree was One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest director Milos Forman.

The DGA Awards will take place on February 4, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Scott is currently completing work on Alien: Covenant, the keenly anticipated follow-up to Prometheus, which furthers the Alien franchise he was influential in creating.

He also recently won widespread acclaim, and an Oscar nomination, for his directorial effort The Martian, which starred Matt Damon.

Other films on his CV include Thelma & Louise, American Gangster, Black Hawk Down and Kingdom of Heaven.