Spielberg to get Cecil B. DeMille Award at Golden Globes

Nov 14, 2007 by Ian Evans

Director 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 honor will be presented to Spielberg at the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards which will be telecast on Sunday, January 13, 2008.

Spielberg’s mantle already holds some hardware from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. He’s received six Golden Globes: Best Director for Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, Best Motion Picture (Drama) for E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial, Schindler’s List, and Saving Private Ryan and Best Foreign Language Film For Letters From Iwo Jima.

He’a also 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.

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