The Descendants director Alexander Payne is set to be feted with a top honour at the 2012 American Cinema Editors' Eddie Awards.
The Oscar nominee will be presented with the Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award at the event, which will be held in Los Angeles on 18 February (12) - a week before the Academy Awards.
Payne's work on The Descendants has already earned him a number of accolades, including a Golden Globe for best dramatic feature last month (Jan12), and the movie is nominated for five Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for George Clooney.