03:57 16 September 2013
Organisers of the prestigious Golden Globe Awards have confirmed that they will honour director Woody Allen with Cecil B Demille award next year for his contributions in filmmaking. Awards organiser, Theo Kingma said that the 77-year-old filmmaker deserves it. “"There is no-one more worthy” he said.
Previous recipients of the award include Martin Scorsese and Morgan Freeman. Jodie Foster, who was last year’s recipient, used her acceptance speech to speak about her sexuality in public for the very first time.
Meanwhile, no one is certain if Allen will attend the ceremony next January given his reputation of frequently shunning Hollywood events.
Allen’s much honoured films include Hannah and Her Sisters, Annie Hall, and Midnight in Paris, for which he won an Academy Award and Golden Globe.
Allen was born in 1935 at Konigsberg. He wrote gags for Sid Caesars and Bob Hope before he came a stand-up comedian. He also penned scripts for The Tonight Show and columns for the New Yorker.
So far, he has won four Oscars from a total of 23 Oscar nominations for films including Bullets Over Broadway, Crimes and Misdemeanours, and The Purple Rose of Cairo.
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