Ridley Scott receives the first Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award for his work as a film director and producer. Scott will receive the award during the Venice International Film Festival in September, Variety reports Monday.
The 83-year-old Brit has directed Gladiator and Blade Runner , among others . He receives the award because of his special contribution to the contemporary film industry.
It is the first time that the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award is presented. According to Alberto Barbera, the director of the Venetian film festival, Scott is distinguished by his personal approach to genre films. “Riley Scott has shown that he can easily maneuver through the most diverse genres.”
It’s not the first time Scott has received a prestigious award for his work. In 2018, the film director was included in the so-called Fellowship of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) because of his oeuvre. This is the highest award from the British Film and Television Institute.
The Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award will be presented on September 10, during the 78th edition of the Italian Film Festival. The ceremony coincides with the screening of Scott’s new film The Last Duel , which stars Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, among others.