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Naomi Watts, Frank Marshall, Bob Newhart and Cheryl Boone Isaacs to Receive Honorary Guild Awards

Costume Designers Guild, American Cinema Editors and publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild announce honorees


Actress Naomi Watts, producer Frank Marshall, comedian Bob Newhart and Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs will all receive honorary awards from Hollywood guilds during upcoming awards shows.

The honors were all announced on Tuesday. Watts will receive the Lacoste Spotlight Award from the Costume Designers Guild, Marshall the ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award from the American Cinema Editors, Newhart the Lifetime Achievement Award from the publicists of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600), and Isaacs the Presidents Award from the ICG.

Watts’ award is given by the Costume Designers Guild to an actor “whose talent and career personify an enduring commitment to excellence, including a special awareness of the role and importance of costume design.” The two-time Oscar nominee has appeared in such films as “Mulholland Drive,” “21 Grams” and “Birdman,” and is currently a SAG Award nominee for her supporting role in “St. Vincent.”

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The award will be presented at the 17th Costume Designers Guild Awards on Feb. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The ACE Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award will be given to Frank Marshall at the American Cinema Editors’ ACE Eddie Awards on Jan. 30 at the Beverly Hilton. Marshall’s films include “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Back to the Future,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Bourne Identity.”

Previous recipients of the award include Clint Eastwood, James Cameron, George Lucas, Francis Ford Coppola, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Alexander Payne and Marshall’s frequent collaborator, Steven Spielberg.

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Bob Newhart and Cheryl Boone Isaacs will receive their honorary awards from the publicists who are part of the International Cinematographers Guild. The awards will be given out at the 52nd annual Publicists Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, which will take place on Friday, Feb. 20.

Newhart became a comedy star in the early 1960s with the Grammy-winning album “The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart,” and starred in the long-running television series “The Bob Newhart Show” in the ‘70s and “Newhart” in the ‘80s. He won his first Emmy Award in 2012 for a guest role on “The Big Bang Theory.”

Previous Lifetime Achivement Award recipients include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robert Zemeckis, Julie Andrews, Army Archerd, Sid Ganis, Harrison Ford, Carol Burnett and Jerry Lewis.

Isaacs works as a publicist and marketing consultant and represents the public relations branch of the Academy. She is the first African-American president of the Academy and the third woman president.

She will receive her award from “Selma” director Ava DuVernay, who is a former publicist herself.