Norman Jewison will receive the American Cinema Editors' (ACE) Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the 58th Annual ACE Eddie Awards in Los Angeles on Feb 17.

'Norman Jewison is an industry treasure,' a statement from the ACE board of directors read. 'Over the course of his 50-year career, he has left an indelible mark on cinema by not only entertaining audiences but also by successfully breaking ground to tell stories of social significance.

'As a film-maker, he has engaged us with song, dance and even silence. His groundbreaking work and his great appreciation of the craft of editing is legendary. We are proud to honour a true master of cinema.'

His credits include In The Heat Of The Night, The Thomas Crown Affair, Fiddler On The Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Soldier's Story, Hurricane and Moonstruck.

Jewison received the Irving G Thalberg Award for his contributions to film-making in 1999.