Globes to Honor Spielberg

Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg will receive the coveted Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award during the 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Resulting from a vote by the board of directors of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the honor will be bestowed upon the Transformers producer on Sunday, Jan. 13. NBC will carry the telecast starting at 8 p.m. (ET). Nominations will be announced at 5 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13.

Spielberg has already received six Golden Globe awards, winning 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 racked up 12 additional nominations, including Best Director for Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., The Color Purple, Amistad, A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and Munich.

Currently on Spielberg’s plate is his long-awaited Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which reunites him with fellow Cecil B. DeMille winner Harrison Ford. Other Hollywood luminaries to receive the prestigious award in recent years include Warren Beatty (2007), Anthony Hopkins (2006), Robin Williams (2005), Michael Douglas (2004) and Gene Hackman (2003).

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced earlier this month that it will fete Spielberg with its own lifetime achievement award at the 6th Annual VES Awards ceremony. Joining the ranks of past winners George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis and Dennis Muren, he will receive the honor on Feb. 10 at the Kodak Theatre Grand Ballroom in Hollywood.