Woody Allen To Be Honoured At Golden Globes
The organisers of the Golden Globe Awards have announced they will honour Woody Allen for his contributions to filmmaking.
The director will receive the 2014 Cecil B DeMille Award.
A tribute to the 77-year-old will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony on January 12.
"There is no one more worthy," said awards organiser Theo Kingma.
Allen's much-honoured films include Annie Hall, Hannah And Her Sisters and Midnight In Paris, which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for its screenplay last year.
His latest movie, Blue Jasmine, is his 49th and stars Cate Blanchett as a socialite whose life changes dramatically during the financial crisis.
Allen made his debut as a Broadway playwright with the Cold War farce Don't Drink The Water in 1966.
He has won four Oscars for films including The Purple Rose Of Cairo and Crimes And Misdemeanours.
Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among the previous recipients of the Cecil B DeMille Award. Jodie Foster won it last year.