Martin Scorsese has been named the next recipient of the Visual Effects Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The prize will be presented at the 18th Annual VES Awards at the end of January next year in the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
The VES Lifetime Achievement Award is presented for an entire body of work that has significantly contributed to the art and/or science of the visual effects industry, and according to a press release from the organization, this presentation is timed to Marty’s latest movie ‘The Irishman’, which uses cutting edge visual effects technology to de-age its actors, including Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.
The award was voted on by the VES board of directors, and chairman Mike Chambers called Scorsese one of the most influential filmmakers in modern history who has made an indelible mark on filmed entertainment. He added that the legendary auteur’s intuitive vision and fiercely innovative direction has given rise to a new era of storytelling and has made a profound impact on future generations of filmmakers.