Ridley Scott with receive the Visual Effects Society’s VES Lifetime Achievement Award at the 13th Annual VES Awards on February 4 in Los Angeles.

The award “recognises an outstanding body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry.”

“Ridley Scott is a defining voice of the feature, broadcast and commercial forms,” said VES board chair Jeffrey A Okun. 

“His vision and contribution to the art is incomparable and his impact upon the visual effects and technical form is unparalleled. 

“Ridley has given us a body of groundbreaking work to aspire to, and for this we are honored to award him with the prestigious Visual Effects Society Lifetime Achievement Award.”

“The best filmmaking has always been the result of collaboration between artists, craftspeople and technicians, both in front and behind the camera,” said Scott.

“Over the years I have been very fortunate to work on films that are visual at their core and thus I have always been immensely reliant on the expertise of our visual effects teams. To be honoured by the Visual Effects Society with this Lifetime Achievement Award is indeed extremely gratifying.”

Previous recipients of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award include James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Ray Harryhausen, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, John Dykstra and Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy.

As previously announced, JJ Abrams will collect the VES Visionary Award.