Steven Spielberg To Receive Cecil B. DeMille Award At 65th Golden Globe Awards

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HOLLYWOOD, CA — Steven Spielberg will be honored at next January’s Golden Globe Awards telecast with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for his “outstanding contribution to the entertainment field.” The award, voted by the Board of Directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, was announced today at a morning press conference by Josh Brolin.

The DeMille Award will be presented to Spielberg at “The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards” to be held Sunday, January 13, 2008 and telecast live on NBC (8-11 pm EST).

Spielberg has received six Golden Globes; for Best Director for “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan,” for Best Motion Picture (Drama) for “E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial,” “Schindler’s List,” and “Saving Private Ryan;” and for Best Foreign Language Film For “Letters From Iwo Jima.” He received 12 additional Golden Globe nominations; eight as Best Director for “Jaws,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial,” “The Color Purple,” “Amistad,” “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence” and “Munich,” three as a producer on Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominees “The Color Purple,” “Empire of the Sun,” and “Amistad,” and one for his screenplay for “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Recent Cecil B. DeMille winners include 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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