Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has been selected as grand marshal of the 2016 Rose Parade in Pasadena.
Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen made the announcement Tuesday.
Burns, 62, has won or been nominated for numerous awards for his signature documentaries, many of them focused on subjects from U.S. history.
He was twice nominated for an Academy Award, for the films "Brooklyn Bridge" (1981) and "The Statue of Liberty" (1985), and he won Primetime Emmy awards for "The Civil War" (1990) and "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" (2009), among others, according to his IMDb page.
Burns is also known for a style of editing that has become known as "The Ken Burns Effect," in which the camera slowly zooms and pans across a photograph to create movement on an otherwise static image.
"We're so honored to have someone like Ken, who has devoted his life to telling the story of America, lead the Rose Parade – America's New Year's Celebration – that provides hope and joy to millions of people around the world," Matthiessen said in a prepared statement.
Burns will ride in the 127th Rose Parade on New Year's Day. This year's theme is "Find Your Adventure."