November 12, 2009 / 7:45 PM / 10 years ago

Golden Globes to honor Scorsese with DeMille award

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe organizers on Thursday said they will honor director Martin Scorsese with their Cecil B. DeMille award at their upcoming ceremony, signifying his contribution to entertainment.

Scorsese, director of classic films such as “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas” and Oscar and Golden Globe winner “The Departed,” is widely considered among the best directors of his generation which gained notoriety in the 1970s.

But his contributions don’t stop at making blockbuster movies. Earlier this decade, the 66-year-old director filmed a documentary series about music called “Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues,” and he founded non-profit organizations The Film Foundation and the World Cinema Foundation, which are dedicated to film preservation and restoration.

The Golden Globe Awards, which honor the year’s best films, U.S. television shows, and performances, are given out by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in a gala ceremony held annually in Beverly Hills and seen on television in some 160 countries around the world.

The 67th Golden Globe Awards will take place on January 17, and nominations for awards will be announced on December 15.

Editing by Bob Tourtellotte

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