It’s been a long time since I’ve agreed with any of the choices that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association have made for the recipient of their annual Cecil B. DeMille Award. Last year, they honored Steven Spielberg, which was decent because the man has done a lot for the industry, but finally the dark horse is getting his time to shine. Martin Scorsese will be honored with the prestigious award next year for his long running career and achievements.
Nikki Finke got her hands on the official press release for the big announcement from the Hollywood Foreign Press, so check out the details below:
Martin Scorsese will be honored at “The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards” on January 17 with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.” The award is voted by the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The show, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17 on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET) from The Beverly Hilton.
Scorsese received two Golden Globe Awards for “Best Director of a Motion Picture”; for “The Departed” and “Gangs of New York.” He received five additional Golden Globe nominations, including four as Best Director (Casino, Age of Innocence, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull) and one for Best Screenplay for Raging Bull (with Nicolas Pileggi).
The one thing, the Golden Globes are good for is recognizing talent that other awards shows would usually ignore. Seriously, Scorsese won two Best Director awards from them, but only received his first Oscar a few years ago. Where’s the justice in that? The Academy is very stingy when it comes to giving people their just deserts, but the Globes aren’t 100 percent innocent.
When was the last time a woman was honored with this award? There are plenty of people from the so-called “Golden Age” of cinema who have yet to receive their due. Also, the Globes tend to stick with contemporary artists that are currently working, as opposed to those who have pretty much retired. Seriously, Robin Williams and Michael Douglas received the honor years ago and they’re still going strong!
What do you think of Scorsese being honored at the upcoming Golden Globe Awards?