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Martin Scorsese tapped for BAFTA honour

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present American filmmaker Martin Scorsese with its highest honour – the Academy Fellowship – in London in February.

The annual BAFTA awards gala will include a tribute to the director, producer and screenwriter known for films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York and The Departed.

Scorsese, whose latest film is the 3D children’s adventure story Hugo, has also won acclaim for his documentaries, including musician portraits like The Last Waltz, Shine a Light and George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

“Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime; a true inspiration to all young directors the world over,” said BAFTA chair Tim Corrie.

The Academy Fellowship is a lifetime achievement honour recognizing “outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image.” Past recipients have included Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and Federico Fellini.

Nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Awards will be announced on Jan. 17. The awards ceremony will follow at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 12.

Source: CBC News

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Martin Scorsese tapped for BAFTA honour

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present American filmmaker Martin Scorsese with its highest honour – the Academy Fellowship – in London in February.

The annual BAFTA awards gala will include a tribute to the director, producer and screenwriter known for films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York and The Departed.

Scorsese, whose latest film is the 3D children’s adventure story Hugo, has also won acclaim for his documentaries, including musician portraits like The Last Waltz, Shine a Light and George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

“Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime; a true inspiration to all young directors the world over,” said BAFTA chair Tim Corrie.

The Academy Fellowship is a lifetime achievement honour recognizing “outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image.” Past recipients have included Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and Federico Fellini.

Nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Awards will be announced on Jan. 17. The awards ceremony will follow at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 12.

Source: CBC News

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Front Page, Industry News

Martin Scorsese tapped for BAFTA honour

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will present American filmmaker Martin Scorsese with its highest honour – the Academy Fellowship – in London in February.

The annual BAFTA awards gala will include a tribute to the director, producer and screenwriter known for films such as Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Gangs of New York and The Departed.

Scorsese, whose latest film is the 3D children’s adventure story Hugo, has also won acclaim for his documentaries, including musician portraits like The Last Waltz, Shine a Light and George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

“Martin Scorsese is a legend in his lifetime; a true inspiration to all young directors the world over,” said BAFTA chair Tim Corrie.

The Academy Fellowship is a lifetime achievement honour recognizing “outstanding achievement in the art forms of the moving image.” Past recipients have included Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Elizabeth Taylor and Federico Fellini.

Nominations for the 2012 BAFTA Awards will be announced on Jan. 17. The awards ceremony will follow at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb. 12.

Source: CBC News

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