Woody Allen to Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award

Woody_Allen_2013Woody Allen has been named recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award, the top honorary award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the HFPA announced on Friday.

The award will be presented to Allen on Sunday, Jan. 12 at the Golden Globes ceremony. No word on whether the famously L.A.-phobic writer-director plans to attend — when he won an Oscar for “Midnight in Paris” two years ago, he opted to stay in New York rather than traveling west for the show.

The announcement came as Allen’s latest film, “Blue Jasmine,” is enjoying the prolific filmmaker’s widest release ever, and has put star Cate Blanchett and Allen himself securely in the awards conversation.

Source: The Wrap