Martin Scorsese to be honored for film and music work
Martin Scorsese, the director of such films as “Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull” and the recently released “Hugo,” will receive the Music+Film Award at this year’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, according to a recent announcement by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. The award honors a filmmaker whose use of music heightens the impact of their cinematic storytelling.
The BFCA cited Scorsese’s dramatic films such as “Mean Streets” and “The Departed” as well as his documentary and concert films, including “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” and “The Last Waltz,” as examples of his skill in combining film and music.
Joey Berlin, president of the BFCA, called Scorsese “one of the greatest filmmakers of all time” in a prepared statement.
Scorsese has been on a roll lately. The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures recently named “Hugo” the best film of the year, and the 3-D tale about an orphan living in a Parisian train station is anticipated as an Oscar contender.
The nominees for this year’s Critics' Choice Movie Awards will be announced Tuesday. The awards ceremony takes place at the Hollywood Palladium on Jan. 12 and will air on VH1 at 8 p.m.
— Oliver Gettell
Photo: Martin Scorsese directs Chloe Moretz and Asa Butterfield on the set of "Hugo." Credit: Jaap Buitendijk / Paramount Pictures