Editors to fete helmer Zemeckis

Spielberg to present honor at 51st annual kudofest

The board of directors of the American Cinema Editors has tapped director Robert Zemeckis to receive the Golden Eddie filmmaker of the year award.

Steven Spielberg, a previous Eddie recipient, will present the honor at the 51st annual Eddie Awards ceremony on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton. Spielberg and Zemeckis have collaborated on a dozen projects, including the “Back to the Future” trilogy, “1941,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” “Used Cars,” “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” and “Amazing Stories.”

Zemeckis’ films have topped $2 billion in worldwide grosses. They include “What Lies Beneath,” “Contact,” “Death Becomes Her” and “Forrest Gump,” for which he won an Academy Award for direction. His latest film, “Cast Away,” will open Dec. 22.

Other Eddie winners have included Francis Ford Coppola, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, Roger Corman, Robert Altman, Stanley Donen, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, John Frankenheimer and George Lucas.

At the black-tie Eddie ceremony, awards in seven categories of film, TV and documentary, along with two career achievement nods, will be presented.

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