Since Ben Affleck’s snub from the Academy Awards, it seems as though most of the media has been in full support of Affleck and Argo taking it all come Oscar night. The one popular casualty that has suffered from this is Lincoln, and most notably its director Steven Spielberg. If you’re thinking that Spielberg is crying about losing to Argo at every turn, not so fast. Steven Spielberg is still and always will be a well respected director in the industry.
Just recently it was announced by Deadline that Steven Spielberg is receiving a prestigious award of Filmmaker of the Year by ACE. The ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award will be presented at the 63rd Annual ACE ceremony on Saturday, February 16 2013.
Releasing a statement, the ACE Board of Directors said about the honor the association has bestowed upon Spielberg:
“Steven Spielberg is a cinematic treasure. For over four decades he has been moving audiences around the world with his unique, powerful brand of storytelling. As one of the most successful directors in history, he has brought us beloved films, which have not only delighted us but have been indelibly woven into our cultural fabric. Throughout it all, he has worked side by side with the great Michael Kahn, A.C.E., forming a director-editor partnership that has lasted decades. It is our pleasure to recognize him with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor, especially in a year where he has, once again, created a masterpiece with his latest film, Lincoln.”
In total Steven Spielberg has won three Oscars. His last was in 1998 for Saving Private Ryan, with two additional wins for Schindler’s List (1994). So far Spielberg is predicted to win his fourth Oscar for Best Director for Lincoln.
You can see the full list of the ACE Eddie Award nominees in categories of film, TV and documentaries here.