Christopher Nolan will receive the Art Directors Guild’s Cinematic Imagery Award at the guild’s 19th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, to be held January 31 at the Beverly Hilton. The honor is given to those whose body of work has richly enhanced the visual aspects of the moviegoing experience.

Nolan has emerged as the creative force behind a series of blockbusters, writing, producing and directing Interstellar, Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy. He joins previous recipients Martin Scorsese, Warren Beatty, Clint Eastwood, Norman Jewison, John Lasseter, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Blake Edwards.

“Christopher Nolan’s body of work reflects a clear appreciation for the contribution production design brings to the stories he brings to life,” the guild said. “His creative legacy is quite remarkable and it demonstrates a great love and respect for our visual medium. The teams of designers and craftspeople that he continues to bring together as a vital part of his filmmaking family are always of the highest caliber, and their work is among the most celebrated, unique and creative in our craft.”