Woody Allen Tapped for Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Woody Allen
Alexia Silvagni

Kudo to be presented Jan. 12 at Golden Globes

Woody Allen will be honored with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.

The kudo will be presented to Allen at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen,” said Theo Kingma, president of the HFPA. “His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure.”

It’s not known whether the reclusive Allen will show up to the ceremony, which could include recogntion of his latest film, “Blue Jasmine,” starring Cate Blanchett.

The New York-based Allen usually shuns Hollywood events although he did attend last year’s world premiere of his comedy “To Rome with Love” at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The HFPA noted that Allen has written and directed over 45 films including “Annie Hall,” “Manhattan,” “The Purple Rose of Cairo,” “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Match Point,” “Vicky Cristina Barcelona” and “Midnight in Paris” for which he won both the Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.

Jodie Foster was the most recent recipient of the DeMille Award. Prior recipients are  Morgan Freeman, (2012), Robert De Niro (2011), Martin Scorsese (2010), Steven Spielberg (2009), Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004), Gene Hackman (2003), Harrison Ford (2002), Al Pacino (2001), and Barbra Streisand (2000).

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  1. Arnie Tracey says:

    Cobra Verde says:
    September 16, 2013 at 4:46 am

    “Note: Woody Allen was never married to Mia Farrow. They didn’t even live together.”

    So what?

    Marriage? Social formality. Legal sanction. Religious approbation. Irrelevant.

    Living together? Meaningless, too.

    From NY Times “Living Apart Together” :

    Many people set up housekeeping together simply to help foot the rent bill. But some couples, both those in longtime relationships and the officially married, follow a less-traveled path. They live in separate homes — on different floors of the same building, down the block from one another, in different neighborhoods, even in different boroughs.

    See “Annie Hall’s” moving scene for why moving in might be a bad idea in Allen’s (Alvy’s) mind.

  2. Cobra Verde says:

    Note: Woody Allen was never married to Mia Farrow. They didn’t even live together.

  3. Allen says:

    Note: Cecil B. DeMille and his wife adopted three children. He married none of them.

  4. Arnie Tracey says:

    What with the stunt casting, and the flaccid plotting, Mr. Allen Konigsberg’s films, half the time play like segments of “The Love Boat.” But I still very much like the half which he doesn’t phone in.

  5. Contessa46 says:

    He certainly deserves it but will he show and share his thanks and a bit of “Woody Allen” isms with the audience?

  6. Delighted that he’s receiving this, but please be advised that you cannot have one kudo any more than you can have one patho. “Kudos” is Greek for “praise.” It’s not plural. Thank you.

  7. Joli says:

    So pleased to hear this. We all love him, he makes us laugh and cry at same time. Wouldn’t it be marvelous if he ” showed up”

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