Martin Scorsese will be the next recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Scorsese will be handed out his Cecil B. at the 2010 Golden Globes ceremony on January 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Hosted by Ricky Gervais, the show will be broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, January 17 on NBC (5 to 8 pm PT, 8 to 11 pm ET).
The Cecil B. DeMille Award, voted by the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was announced by Vera Farmiga.
Scorsese has already taken home two Golden Globe Awards for Best Director of a Motion Picture: for Gangs of New York (2002) and The Departed (2006). He has also received six additional Golden Globe nominations: five as Best Director (The Aviator, Casino, The Age of Innocence, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull) and one for Best Screenplay (Goodfellas, with Nicolas Pileggi).
Among Scorsese's others awards and honors are the best director Academy Award for The Departed, the Career Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival (1995), the AFI Life Achievement Award (1997), and the DGA Lifetime Achievement Award (2003).
Previous Cecil B. DeMille Award winners include Steven Spielberg, Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins, Audrey Hepburn, Doris Day, Paul Newman, Gregory Peck, Joan Crawford, and Cecil B. DeMille himself back in 1952.
Scorsese is currently in post production on Shutter Island, due for release in the spring of 2010.
Nominations for 2010 Golden Globe Awards will be announced at 5:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15.