The director of Boyhood will collect the Casting Society Of America’s Career Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Artios Awards on January 22.

The Artios Career Achievement Award recognises “an individual’s contributions to the entertainment industry and inclusion of the casting director in the overall creative process.”

Linklater has directed 17 films and worked with casting director Beth Sepko for more than a decade on Boyhood.

“Richard is a filmmaker whose work is both current and timeless,” said CSA president Richard Hicks. “With Boyhood, he worked with casting director Beth Sepko to make casting choices, which sustained the film’s emotional truth over the 12 years it took to shoot.

“It demonstrates the power of making the artistically authentic choice and highlights how much can be achieved with quality casting. His career is full of such work. It’s a special year for the Artios, our 30th, and it required an extraordinary honouree. We are thrilled to salute him.”