The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has honoured Director Ridley Scott with the Fellowship at the 2018 EE British Academy Film Awards.
Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA upon an individual in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, games or television. Fellows previously honoured for their work in film include Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Kubrick, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Christopher Lee, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, Helen Mirren and Sidney Poitier. Mel Brooks received the Fellowship at last year’s Film Awards.
Ridley Scott said: “It is a privilege to have been able to make a career for myself in this industry and to be honoured for my body of work is indeed very gratifying.”
Amanda Berry OBE, Chief Executive of BAFTA, said: “Ridley Scott is a visionary director, one of the great British filmmakers whose work has made an indelible mark on the history of cinema. His passion and unrelenting pursuit of excellence have provided cinema goers with a tantalising range of films, including Alien, Gladiator, Thelma and Louise and Blade Runner. 40 years since his directorial debut, his films continue to cross the boundaries of style and genre, engaging audiences and inspiring the next generation of film talent.”
The RSA Films founder’s eminent career has spanned over 40 years, during which he has continuously pushed boundaries in modern filmmaking.
Most recently Scott directed and produced All the Money in the World (2017), a drama about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. As well as an Oscar nomination, the film has received a BAFTA nomination for Supporting Actor for Christopher Plummer. Scott also served as executive producer on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), which has received eight BAFTA nominations and five Oscar nominations.
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