Howard and his creative partner Brian Grazer, were honored by the Producers Guild of America with the Milestone Award in January 2009, NYU's Tisch School of Cinematic Arts with the Big Apple Award in November 2009 and by the Simon Wiesenthal Center with their Humanitarian Award in May 2010.
Howard and producer Brian Grazer received the first annual Awareness Award from the National Mental Health Awareness Campaign for their work on the film.
Howard's skill as a director has long been recognized.
In 1995, he received his first Best Director of the Year award from the DGA for "Apollo 13".
The true-life drama also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, winning Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound.
It also received Best Ensemble Cast and Best Supporting Actor awards from the Screen Actor's Guild.
Many of Howard's past films have received nods from the Academy, including the popular hits "Backdraft", "Parenthood" and "Cocoon", the last of which took home two Oscars.Howard was honored by the Museum of Moving Images in December 2005, and by the American Cinema Editors in February 2006.Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is one of this generation's most popular directors.From the critically acclaimed dramas A Beautiful Mind and Apollo 13 to the hit comedies Parenthood and Splash, he has created some of Hollywood's most memorable films.Howard directed and produced "Cinderella Man" starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, with whom he previously collaborated on "A Beautiful Mind", for which Howard earned an Oscar for Best Director and which also won awards for Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress.The film garnered four Golden Globes as well, including the award for Best Motion Picture Drama.