Spike Lee to receive a Golden Eddie

Award recognises "his enormous impact on the industry."

by Jennie Kermode

Spike Lee
Spike Lee Photo: Richard Mowe

The society of American Cinema Editors (ACE) announced today that it will be presenting Spike Lee with a Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year award for his distinguished achievement in the art and business of film. "Spike’s an artist who has entertained, enlightened and challenged us. But he’s not only a prolific director, he’s been a friend, producer and guidance counsellor to countless young and emerging filmmakers. His generosity is an inspiration to us all," said Kevin Tent, ACE, the organisation's president.

A 2015 Lifetime Achievement Oscar winner, the 63-year-old Lee has directed 25 feature films, seven full length documentaries and numerous short films and TV episodes. He edited his breakthrough film She's Gotta Have It in 1986 and has worked closely with his editors since. His most recent work, Da 5 Bloods, has received numerous award nominations.

Previous recipients of the Golden Eddie include Quentin Tarantino, Nancy Meyers and Guillermo Del Toro.

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