Woody Allen to Receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that Woody Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. Here’s the press release:

The multi-hyphenated Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award and will be paid tribute to at the 71st Annual Golden Globe® Awards on Sunday, January 12, 2014, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. It was announced today by Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).

“There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,” said Kingma. “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure.”

Chosen by the HFPA Board of Directors, the Cecil B. DeMille Award is given annually to the talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment. Recent recipients include Jody Foster (2013), Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).

Woody Allen is the prolific writer/director of over 45 films including such revered and iconic works as “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” and “Hannah and Her Sisters”; as well as recent critical and box office hits such as “Match Point,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” and “Midnight in Paris” for which he won both the 2012 Golden Globe for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and the Academy Award® for Best Original Screenplay. Allen’s most recent film, “Blue Jasmine,” is currently in theaters.

Produced by dick clark productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 160 countries worldwide and are one of the few awards ceremonies to include both motion picture and television achievements.

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