Woody Allen to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award at 2014 Golden Globes

woody-allen-cecil-b-demilleI've added the first official honoree at the upcoming 2014 Golden Globe Awards as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

heo Kingma, president of the HFPA, made the announcement saying, "There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen. His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure."

This year Allen wrote and directed Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett, whom is already considered the front-runner for Best Actress at the 2014 Oscars for her lead performance. Allen also starred in John Turturro's Fading Gigolo, which recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival (read my review here) and was later picked up by Millennium Entertainment for release.

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2014, live coast-to-coast on NBC at 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST).

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Hudsucker/ Hudsucker

    I never knew you could have a 1st name start with a lower case letter...

    I guess he deserves after all this time.

    • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

      This is what caught my eye too. At first I thought it must be a typo but it's not...

      • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Newbourne/ Newbourne

        Huh? Of course it's a typo. The guy's name is Theo.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/navaneethks/ navaneethks

    Very well deserved for Woody Allen. But I would like to see him get the lifetime achievement award at the Oscars.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ryguy815/ Ryguy815

    I wasn't a fan of the one film of his that I've seen but I do respect him, so good for him.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Ian/ Ian

    Now the questions is, will he show up to accept it?

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/andyluvsfilms/ andyluvsfilms

    It's hard to tell if Woody is bothered by awards but he's truly a unique filmmaker and we'll miss him once he's gone.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/Beautifulm/ Beautifulm

    Wrong thread