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Martin Scorsese to receive DeMille Award at Golden Globes

November 12, 2009 |  9:47 am

Scorsese1 Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning director Martin Scorsese is the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.’s Cecil B. DeMille Award for “his outstanding contribution to the entertainment field,” it was announced today. Scorsese will receive his honor at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards to be telecast on Jan. 17 from the Beverly Hilton ballroom on NBC.

The influential 67-year-old filmmaker, who won the best director Oscar for 2006’s “The Departed,” has previously won two Golden Globes for best director for “The Departed” and 2002’s “Gangs of New York.”  He also was nominated for a Golden Globe for best director for 1980’s “Raging Bull,” 1990’s “GoodFellas,” 1993’s “Age of Innocence” and 1995’s “Casino.” He was nominated for his screenplay with Nicholas Pileggi for “GoodFellas.”

His latest film, “Shutter Island,” was scheduled to open last month but has been moved to next year. 

Previous DeMille winners include Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty, Robin Williams and Michael Douglas.

— Susan King

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