Director Woody Allen will receive the coveted Cecil B DeMille Award at the 71st Golden Glove Awards on January 14, 2014. In a statement, Hollywood Foreign Press Association President T heo Kingma says, "There is no one more worthy of this award than Woody Allen. His contributions to filmmaking have been phenomenal and he truly is an international treasure."
The annual recipient of the award is chosen by the HFPA board of directors and goes to people who have made huge impacts on the entertainment world. Jodie Foster was given the award in 2013, at which time she gave a speech, publicly acknowledging that she was gay for the first time.
Allen is perhaps one of the most prolific filmmakers in the history of the medium, having directed 45 movies and already at work on his 46th. His first film was 1966's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" and his most recent, "Blue Jasmine," hit theaters in July.
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