Captain Phillips - Paul Greengrass Lands Golden Eddie Honour
Captain Phillips director Paul Greengrass is to receive the top prize at the 2014 American Cinema Editors' (Ace) Eddie Awards.
Greengrass missed out on an Oscar nod for Best Director when the Academy Awards shortlist was announced on Thursday morning (16Jan14), but he still has reason to celebrate after being named as the honouree of the prestigious Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year accolade.
A statement released by the Ace Board of Directors reads: "Paul Greengrass is one of the most exciting filmmakers working in cinema today. A Greengrass film simply has its own signature - from the magnificent hand-held camera work, to his ability to engage audiences with riveting storytelling, his canon of work is bold and iconic...
"It is our pleasure to recognize him with the Ace Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year honor for his ongoing contribution to filmmaking at its finest."
Greengrass follows in the footsteps of previous Golden Eddie recipients Quentin Tarantino, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg, who picked up the accolade last year (13).
Captain Phillips' leading man, Tom Hanks, was also among the big names snubbed by Oscars voters, but his co-star, former taxi driver Barkhad Abdi, scored a nomination for Actor in a Supporting Role.