The board of directors of the American Cinema Editors will present the Lincoln director with the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker Of The Year Award on Feb 16 the association’s annual awards show.

“Steven Spielberg is a cinematic treasure,” the ACE board said in a statement.

“For over four decades he has been moving audiences around the world with his unique, powerful brand of storytelling… 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.”