They gave him a Lifetime Achievement Oscar
Not a surprise , he is one the most successful and respected directors of all time and mentored quite a few directors of note. gave actors like Jack Nicloson their big break in showiness and revved quite few faded acting careers, John Carradine for example . Roger Corman has also done some acting too. He had a bit part in Apollo 13 as a US Senator which , is no coincidence because Ron Howard is one the directors that he mentored.