Oscar nominee Richard Linklater will receive the Cinema Audio Society’s Filmmaker Award at the 51st Annual CAS Awards on February 14 at the Millennium-Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Linklater has made over 19 films, including the coming of age comedy Dazed And Confused, responsible for the breakout of Matthew McConaughey; his romantic trilogy Before Sunrise and the sequels Before Sunset and Before Midnight, which garnered him two Oscar nominations; his rotoscope animated films Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly; and his music-themed comedy School Of Rock. His current film Boyhood, filmed over a 12-year period with the same cast and crew, has received six Oscar nominations with three of those for Linklater’s producing directing and writing, five BAFTA nods and, to date, 125 wins including Golden Globe wins for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Patricia Arquette. He has also been nominated by both the DGA and the WGA.
Linklater will be the 10th CAS Filmmaker Honoree. Past honorees have been: Quentin Tarantino, Gil Cates, Bill Condon, Paul Mazursky, Henry Selick, Taylor Hackford, Rob Marshall, Jonathan Demme and Edward Zwick.