Tyler, The Creator can now call Quentin Tarantino a peer. The GRAMMY Award-winning rapper took home the first ever Maverick Award at the fourth-annual Kodak Film Awards on Wednesday, January 29 in a ceremony hosted at Hollywood’s American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse.
Kodak honored Tyler not just for his achievements over the past decade but noticed his accomplishments through the direction of his most recent crop of music videos, each which utilized grainy, vintage film stock for a truly unique and nostalgic aesthetic throughout IGOR‘s visual campaign. These include “EARFQUAKE”, “A BOY IS A GUN*” and “I THINK.” Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino accepted the Kodak Lifetime Achievement Award given that each of his iconic films have been shot on film. Other winners included Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig for A Marriage Story and Melina Matsoukas with the First Feature Award for Queen & Slim.
“Tyler, The Creator is a 28-year-old auteur. A recording artist, songwriter, producer, director, designer and more, he first emerged in 2007 as co-founder of the collective Odd Future before going on to co-create and star in the cult TV show Loiter Squad on Adult Swim with his Odd Future cohorts. This was just the beginning for Tyler — since then he has become a GRAMMY Award winning artist, releasing five studio albums, launching an internationally acclaimed music festival (Camp Flog Gnaw) that has sold out 8 years running, creating two clothing brands (Golf Wang and Golf Le Fleur) that have collaborated with heritage brands like Converse, Lacoste and more, as well as creating two more TV shows (The Jellies! for Adult Swim and Nuts & Bolts for Viceland). His latest album IGOR debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, saw him crowned GQ’s Man of the Year and Wall Street Journal Magazine’s Innovator of the Year in addition to being named Best Rap Album at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards just this past weekend.
Kodak said in a press release about Tyler’s achievements over the past decade.
Earlier this week, Tyler caused controversy after accepting the GRAMMY Award for Best Rap Album after accusing the Recording Academy of racial bias. For more music news, Listen to Elon Musk’s “Don’t Doubt ur Vibe.”
STANK YOU KODAK pic.twitter.com/yq1OlwlYbF
— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) January 30, 2020