Director Martin Scorsese, who turns 67 next week, is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 67th annual Golden Globeson Jan. 17.
Scorsese is an Academy Award winner for directing "The Departed" and a two-time Golden Globe winner for that film and "Gangs of New York." He also was nominated for Oscars and Globes for such films as "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas" and "The Aviator."
Actress Vera Farmiga, who appeared in "The Departed," made the announcement Thursday at a press conference in Beverly Hills.
"He has the power to rouse a crowd and bring them along on his holy mission," Farmiga said. "He considers it holy work, and cinema is his shrine. And he instills in the actors, in the crew, and everybody around him just what a powerful tool it is."
The Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures is an annual award given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Golden Globe Award ceremonies in Hollywood, California. It was named in honor of Cecil B. DeMille (1881-1959), one of the industry's most successful filmmakers.
Past winners of the DeMille award include last year's recipient, Steven Spielberg, along with Warren Beatty, Anthony Hopkins and Michael Douglas.
Nominations come out Dec. 15 for the Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, according to the Associated Press report.