The award will be presented at the 51st annual CAS Awards on Feb. 14 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.
“For nearly three decades he has made his mark on cinema,” said CAS president David Fluhr. “From ‘Slacker’ and ‘Dazed and Confused’ to the ‘Before’ series to this year’s groundbreaking film ‘Boyhood,’ he has entertained and surprised us with his vision as a storyteller and filmmaker. As a director, writer and producer, he has shown us that a lot can happen in one day or 12 years. Rick embodies the word ‘filmmaker,’ and we are honored to present him with the CAS Filmmaker Award.”
“Boyhood” has received six Academy Award nominations, with three of those for Linklater’s producing, directing and writing. He has also been nominated by both the DGA and the WGA.
Linklater also serves as artistic director of the Austin Film Society.
Linklater will be the 10th CAS Filmmaker Honoree following Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme and Edward Zwick.