Longtime collaborator Steve Martin will present the award at the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards on Jan. 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
“Nancy Meyers has been delighting and moving audiences around the world with deeply human, relatable stories for over three decades,” the ACE Board of Directors said. “As a writer and director, she’s brought us some of the most beloved films in recent memory, and pioneered the art of telling stories with strong female characters at their center. From ‘Private Benjamin’ to her most recent film ‘The Intern,’ Nancy is a trailblazing filmmaker and we’re thrilled to celebrate her body of work thus far.”
Past Golden Eddie honorees including Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass and Stanley Donen.
Meyers debuted as a director on “The Parent Trap,” starring Dennis Quaid and Lindsay Lohan, which Meyers also co-wrote. Her directing credits include “What Women Want,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “The Holiday” and “It’s Complicated,” which starred Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin and Meryl Streep.
As a writer/producer, Meyers’ first film was “Private Benjamin.” She co-wrote and produced “Irreconcilable Differences,” followed by “Baby Boom,” starring Diane Keaton; and “Father of the Bride” and “Father of the Bride Part II,” both of which starred Steve Martin and Keaton.