Woody Allen to receive honorary Golden Globe

Woody Allen will receive the Cecil B. De Mille Award at next year’s Golden Globes. The honorary award is given by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment and will be awarded at the 71st Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 12, 2014. It is unknown whether Woody Allen will attend the ceremony, as he usually avoids Hollywood events. Allen shunned last year’s Golden Globes, where his time-travel comedy Midnight in Paris won best original screenplay. “There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma. “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he is an international treasure.”

Allen’s career has spanned 47 years, beginning in 1966 with his directorial debut What’s Up, Tiger Lilly? His most notable film came 11 years later, with 1977’s Annie Hall, which won the Academy Award for best picture, as well as best original screenplay and best director for Allen. He has directed a film a year since 1982, and his most recent project, the dramedy Blue Jasmine, has received positive critical reception. He also stars in John Turturro’s Fading Gigilo, which had its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Recent winners of the annual honorary award include Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Jodie Foster, who claimed the award last year. ~Raj-Kabir Birk

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  1. Smuckers • September 17, 2013 @ 10:46 AM

    When he started sleeping with his adopted daughter, that’s when I stopped being a fan.

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