Marvel Studios President and producer Kevin Feige will receive the 2019 David O. Selznick Achievement Award at the 30th Annual Producers Guild Awards, the PGA announced Thursday.
Feige is credited as the primary creator behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has produced all 20 films in the franchise, which include “Black Panther,” “The Avengers,” “Captain America,” “Iron Man,” “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Thor,” “Doctor Strange,” “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and, most recently, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Collectively, Marvel Cinematic Universe films have grossed more than $17.6B globally.
“Kevin Feige set for himself one of the most ambitious tasks ever attempted in cinematic storytelling, and then over-delivered on it,” said PGA Presidents Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher in a statement. “What Kevin has accomplished with Marvel Studios is one of the great success stories of this generation. And now, with ‘Black Panther’ and the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel,’ Kevin has broadened our entire industry’s expectations for what tentpole movies look like–in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the audience. We’re honored that he’s accepted the PGA’s David O. Selznick Award.”
The 2018 recipient of the David O. Selznick Award was Charles Roven. Previous recipients include David Heyman, Stanley Kramer, Billy Wilder, Clint Eastwood, Jerry Bruckheimer, Brian Grazer, Laura Ziskin, Kathleen Kennedy & Frank Marshall, Scott Rudin, and Steven Spielberg.
“To join so many of my heroes and mentors in receiving the David O. Selznick Award is one of the most meaningful experiences of my career, and I’m truly thankful to my colleagues in the Producers Guild of America for this recognition,” said Feige. “I want to also thank my Marvel Studios family, who have been with me every step of the way and without whom I would never have had this amazing journey.”
Feige will receive the honor at the Guild Awards ceremony Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles.