Martin Scorsese will be honored at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 17, 2010 with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his "outstanding contribution to the entertainment field." The award, voted by the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was announced by Vera Farmiga at a morning press conference today.
Scorsese has received two Golden Globe Awards for best director for his work on "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).
Recent Cecil B. DeMille winners include Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005) and Michael Douglas (2004).
Nominations for "The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. The ceremony, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17 on NBC from The Beverly Hilton.