Acclaimed filmmaker Woody Allen will receive the prestigious Cecil B DeMille award for his contribution to cinema at next year’s Golden Globes. Though the 77-year-old Hollywood icon usually avoids public award shows, hopefully Allen will make an exception to receive his golden statue.
“There is no-one more worthy,” HFPA president Theo Kingma said in a statement. “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he is an international treasure.”
Throughout his five-decade career, Allen has won four Oscars and received a total of 23 Oscar nominations for films including The Purple Rose of Cairo, Hannah and Her Sisters, Crimes and Misdemeanours and Bullets Over Broadway.
Past recipients of Cecil B. DeMille Award include Walt Disney, Sidney Poitier, Henry Fonda, Paul Newman, Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Warren Beatty, Robert DeNiro and Jodie Foster who received the prize last year.