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J.J. Abrams to Receive ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award

Honor to be presented at the 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards on January 27

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J.J. Abrams will receive the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from American Cinema Editors at the organization’s 67th annual ACE Eddie Awards ceremony on January 27 at the Beverly Hilton hotel.

The writer, producer, and director’s most recent high-profile film is Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“J.J. Abrams is a once-in-a-generation artist who has been making his mark in cinema and television for over 20 years,” said the ACE board of directors in a statement. “Through his production company, Bad Robot, J.J. has engaged and delighted audiences around the world with his innovative brand of storytelling.”

Other recent projects Abrams has had a hand in include the “Star Trek” franchise and HBO’s “Westworld.”

Previous Golden Eddie honorees include Frank Marshall, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Norman Jewison, Alexander Payne, James Cameron, Nancy Meyers, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Kathleen Kennedy, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Saul Zaentz, Paul Greengrass, and Stanley Donen.

ACE, the entertainment industry’s honorary society of film editors, is comprised of over 850 editors working in film and television.