Oscar Watch: Robert De Niro will receive the Golden Globes' Cecil B. DeMille Award
Robert De Niro is the latest recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's life time achievement award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award. The actor, filmmaker and film festival pioneer will be saluted during the 68th Golden Globes Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. For the second year in a row, the Globes will be broadcast live at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST on NBC.
The two-time Oscar winner has surprisingly only won a single Globe, for "Raging Bull" in 1981. He has, however, been nominated eight times, most recently for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for "Meet the Parents" (and he's certainly eligible for the same award this year for "Little Fockers"). De Niro has also received the Kennedy Center Honor for distinguished acting (arguably the most prestigious individual artistic honor in the United States outside of a Peabody or Pulitzer) and the Stanley Kubrick Award last year from BAFTA LA (which featured an amazing intro from Ben Stiller).
The HFPA has been on something of a roll with DeMille winners lately. The last eleven include, in this order, Barbra Streisand, Al Pacino, Harrison Ford, Gene Hackman, Michael Douglas, Robin Williams, Anthony Hopkins, Warren Beatty, Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese. Clearly, many of De Niro's generational peers. Now, if they can only get Stiller to present it should be a fun part of the show.
In other awards news…
- In case you missed it, "Tron Legacy" is closing the Dubai Film Festival on Dec. 18, 2011. Just in case you're in the Middle East next month…
- Uh, oh. Tom Hooper doesn't like "The King's Speech" poster either. Yikes.
- A new contender countdown will be posted later this week after I catch "The Fighter" at the secret AFI screening tonight, but in the meantime, here are my votes as part of MovieCityNews' Gurus of Gold. "King's Speech," Colin Firth and Annette Bening lead the way in their respective categories.
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
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